News for Foodies: 10.12.17

Local Food News

Bourbon and Pork

Dishes made with pork from a heritage-breed pig raised at the Root ’n’ Roost Farm upstate, paired with New York-made bourbon and rye from Widow Jane, will be the centerpiece of a meal at Almond in Bridgehampton next Thursday. Reservations are being taken for the $70 dinner, which will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Champagne Weekend

Champagne Philippe Gonet will be served at a guided tasting during a “champagne weekend” at the Baker House 1650 in East Hampton on Oct. 21 and 22. Chantal Gonet, the brand’s winemaker, will host a seminar and tasting on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. A cocktail party will follow from 6 to 8 featuring more French champagne served with hors d’oeuvres in the Baker House gardens and living room. Tickets are $50 per person. On Oct. 22 beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a champagne brunch, also $50 and attended by the winemaker.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Baker House or purchased on the eventbrite website.

 

Tacos at Indian Wells

Getting through the first workdays of the week might become easier with a Tuesday night visit to Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, which is hosting Taco Tuesdays. Diners can choose among three different tacos, served with chips and salsa to start, topped with radish, cilantro, and queso fresco, and accompanied by rice and beans. The choices of fillings, subject to change, could include steak, spicy pulled chicken, or seared yellowfin tuna. 

 

Fall at Coast Kitchen

Coast Kitchen restaurant at the Montauk Yacht Club has a $29.95 (plus tax and tip) three-course prix fixe special for fall, served daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Among the possible menu selections are a first course of pumpkin bisque, spicy tamarind chicken wings, or salads, followed by a choice of bourbon-glazed chicken, grilled branzino, pasta with seasonal veggies, or grilled skirt steak. Dessert is included as well. 

The restaurant is also offering bar bites for $10 during a daily 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour, when beers are $3, glasses of wine $8, and house specialty drinks $10. 

 

Wine Wednesdays

Speaking of wine — the main topic at Wainscott Main, where the proprietor, Chimene Visser Macnaughton, puts her sommelier skills to good use — Wine Wednesdays have started up again. The series of wine tasting and educational events continues weekly at 5:30 p.m. with different expert speakers and topics. Next week, Sag Harbor’s “sake sensei,” Jesse Matsuoka, a partner and general manager at Sen in that village, will lead the session. 

Admission for each weekly class is $10, and those interested have been asked to call the store or send an email to wainscottmain@gmail.com to sign up. The sessions will run through mid-December.