News for Foodies: 12.21.17

Local Food News

Other Christmas Options

Although many prefer dining in on Christmas Day, who wants the hassle and cleanup the night before? Christmas Eve has become a popular night for restaurants, and in addition to some of the special menus previously announced, comes Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton. The cozy boite will serve an a la carte menu with holiday specials. These include balontine of foie gras with sauterne jelly and brioche; seafood eschabeche with local calamari, lobster, scallop, and shrimp, and braised lamb shank with pomme puree, grilled broccolini, and chippolini onion.

The restaurant will also serve a New Year’s Eve menu featuring grilled half lobster with anticucho mayo and frisee and herb salad; agnolotti with short rib and shaved Perigord truffles, and pear tarte tatin with brown butter ice cream. The evening begins with a glass of champagne and oysters to share for the table.

For those who would rather dine out on Christmas Day, Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor will offer a traditional three-course dinner. Menu items include crispy lobster fritto misto, grilled prime filet, and spiced East Coast halibut. Dinner will be served from 2 to 9 p.m.

The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve plans include two seatings and music by the Dave Kellan Band. The bar is serving holiday-themed drinks this month including Pine and Gin, with gin, pomegranate, St. Germain, and thyme bitters

Full menus and pricing details for both holidays are available on the restaurants’ websites.


N.Y.E. at Nick and Toni’s

Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton has announced its a la carte specials for New Year’s Eve. Brunch, which will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature a lobster benedict entree. Dinner, served from 5 to 10 p.m., will have a cauliflower soup with winter truffles as the amuse bouche, a butter-poached lobster appetizer, and a milk-fed veal chop entree with sweet potato leek gratin and Tuscan kale.