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News for Foodies 08.31.23

Mon, 08/28/2023 - 13:30
Indulgences, a new pilsner from Sag Harbor's Kidd Squid Brewing, features artwork by Eric Fischl.
Talena Mascali

Cookery on the Road
If you like the Cookery but find the trek up Springs-Fireplace Road out of the way or too long of a drive, you can also find Cookery offerings at the East Hampton Farmers Market on Fridays and the Sag Harbor Farmers Market on Saturdays. The markets open at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. through September.

Brew Art
The Church in Sag Harbor has partnered with Kidd Squid Brewing Co. on a crisp pilsner called Indulgences, which will help support The Church and its arts and community programs. The limited edition can art is taken from one of Eric Fischl's series of figures on beaches. 

To design the can's digital graphic, Mr. Fischl worked with Rory McEvoy and Grainne Coen, the Sag Harbor Brewery's co-owners. Mr. McEvoy works on the designs for all of the company's labels. He has worked with other institutions to create beers inspired by their individual character.

Mr. Fischl said of the pairing, "Collaborating with Kidd Squid is the pleasures of beer, foam, the splashing around, the kid in me, and the joy of it all!"

A four-pack of the beer with a signed can by Mr. Fischl is available for $50 at the brewery at 11 Spring Street in Sag Harbor.

Musee Wine
Bedell Cellars has released its 2019 Musee blend. An "ultimate expression of North Fork terroir," according to the winery, the wine is fermented with wild yeasts and aged for 14 months in 25-percent new French oak barrels. Its aroma is of blackcurrants, cassis, and ripe blackberries with "subtle hints of cedar, tobacco, and pencil shavings" and "floral notes of violets and a touch of dried herbs." 

With a Bordeaux-style blend of petit verdot, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon grapes, expect flavors of blackberries, black cherries and peach plums with "beautifully integrated tannins" and "a touch of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans." It has 13.5 percent alcohol by volume. 

Richard Olsen Harbich, the winemaker at Bedell, said the 2019 vintage was "one of the finest of the last decade," which allowed him to make this blend for the first time since the 2015 vintage. "It's probably the wine I love to make the most, as it captures the true potential of our terroir." It is also made sustainably.

The wine's previous vintages have been lauded by both the Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator, which called it "the grand vin of New York." It is available for purchase at the winery or online for $75.

Bedell's winery also has live music on Sundays through September and this Saturday as well.

Open for Business
Tennis fans who want to watch the U.S. Open in an outdoor waterfront setting can head over to Greenport and Claudio's Waterfront, which will stream the games through the end of the tournament on Sept. 10. Live music on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., a special themed Grey Goose vodka cocktail (the honey deuce), and back deck games like pingpong will enliven the games on the screen.

At Crabby Jerry's, enjoy breakfast on the pier with $25 mimosa carafes with $1 refills and an extensive breakfast menu with omelets, a kielbasa platter, fig and goat grilled cheese, lobster quesadilla, an egg sandwich, avocado toast, and more.

Navy Beach for Maui
On Aug. 19 and 20, Navy Beach raised $10,000 during a MTK for Maui benefit luau for the Hawai'i Community Foundation and the Maui Strong Fund. Using a Maui Strong food and drink menu, the meal was accompanied by music by the bands Rum Punch Mafia and Winston Irie. A 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and the sale of bracelets made by children for children contributed to the final total. 

Not Too Late to Compost
East Hampton Compost, a community-based organization, is collecting food scraps to compost them to nourish our soil. After signing up first on its website, those who want to participate can take their food scraps (eligible items are also listed on the website) to the Springs and Sag Harbor Farmers Markets on Saturdays through September.

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