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News for Foodies 05.09.24

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:50
Three generations of the Loaves and Fishes family: Karina Forrest, the shop’s manager, her daughter, Willow Anna Forrest, and Karina’s mother, Sybille van Kempen, the store’s owner. 
Courtesy of Loaves and Fishes

Baby Food From Loaves and Fishes

Sybille van Kempen, the owner of Loaves and Fishes, started the shop’s line of homemade baby food more than 30 years ago with the birth of her first child, Stefan Fengler.

“My mom formulated the recipes to give us the best of her cooking, and then to share that amazing cooking with the community,” Karina Forrest, her daughter and the manager of Loaves and Fishes, said in an email.

With the birth last summer of her first child, Willow Anna (whose middle name derives from Anna Pump, the founder of Loaves and Fishes), Ms. Forrest has been able to raise and nourish a new generation with the shop’s baby food. She also noted that the store is now offering fully organic baby food.

Farmers Markets to Reopen

The East End Farmers Markets have announced their schedules for the upcoming season. A new market will happen in Amagansett Square weekly starting next Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., while the East Hampton Farmers Market will move to the grounds of the

Calvary Baptist Church at 60 Spinner Lane on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Friday, May 17.

The market at Hayground School on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton will launch on Friday, May 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., while the Sag Harbor market, located at Bay and Burke Streets in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club, will open on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A new Sunday market, not affiliated with East End Farmers Markets, is operating in Herrick Park on Newtown Lane weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 15.

For Mother’s Day

Navy Beach in Montauk will celebrate Mother’s Day with a three-course prix fixe menu on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity, and mothers will receive a complimentary glass of rosé with their meal.

First course options are clam and corn chowder, a buddha bowl, and Maine mussels and frites. The entrees are rigatoni ratatouille, chopped Asian chicken salad, and seared Atlantic salmon. The

chef will choose the dessert. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton will offer a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday from 11 to 2, and dinner from 5:30 to 8.

Tequila and Mezcal

For its next class, Park Place Wines and Liquors will head South of the Border for the Spirits of Mexico: Exploring Tequila and Mezcal, next Thursday at 6 p.m. Attendees will be led through the intricacies of both spirits, from the refined and elegant notes of tequila to the smoky and mysterious allure of mezcal, according to the shop.

Tickets are $50 and nonrefundable. Ticket buyers unable to attend have

been asked to notify the shop so they can offer the spot to someone else.


More Openings

The Blue Parrot in East Hampton reopened on Sunday. According to its Facebook page, the restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday at 4 p.m., and adds in lunch service on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Also in East Hampton, the Village Bistro, in the space off Main Street formerly occupied by Rowdy Hall, will open tomorrow and is taking dinner reservations as of tomorrow evening. Dinner hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11. In addition, the restaurant will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day from 11 to 3.

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Dock to Dish, a restaurant-supported fishery cooperative founded in Montauk in 2012, has new owners and a renewed focus on getting fresh-from-the-boat seafood directly into the kitchens of restaurants across the East End and the New York area. And the fact that most of the owners are also fishermen doesn’t hurt.

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