News for Foodies: 03.23.17

Local Food News

Maurizio Marfoglia, the chef and owner at Dopo La Spiaggia in East Hampton, is teaming up with Gwendolen Bokine of Gwennie on the Go, a vegan chef, to present Beyond Twigs, Sticks, and Berries, a five-course meal, at the restaurant next Thursday. The plant-based menu will include a vegetable ceviche with rice croquettes and red beet vegan parmesan “cheese” spaetzle, fire-roasted heirloom tomato soup, seitan scallopine, red kale salad, and a flourless dark chocolate cake for dessert. 

The cost is $55, which includes tax and tip. Reservations can be made through Ms. Bokine’s website at gwennieonthego.com. 

 

For Basketball Season

Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton, which has expanded its bar seating area and is showing basketball games on large TVs over the bar, is serving complimentary Buffalo chicken wings during Monday and Tuesday night games after 6. There are also gametime happy hour drink specials, including $5 draft beers and quartinos of pinot grigio or Chianti for $7, and margherita pizzas available for $15 at the bar during the games.

 

A Moveable Feast

An opportunity for foodies to taste a bite from a whole host of East End restaurants and food producers is coming right up on April 2 at A Moveable Feast, a Slow Food East End fund-raiser for its Edible School Gardens program. Among the participants providing nibbles at the Dodds and Eder Landscape Design Showroom in Sag Harbor from 4 to 7 p.m. will be Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating, Sam McClelland of Bell and Anchor, Debbie Geppert of Bostwick’s Clambakes and Catering, Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen, Noah Schwartz of Noah’s, and Jeremy Blutstein of East by Northeast.

Tickets purchased in advance are $150 per person, or $100 per person for Slow Food members. Members can purchase up to four tickets at the members’ price and will receive a one-time savings of $25 when purchasing two or more. Advance tickets can be ordered online through the Slow Food East End website. Those purchased at the door will cost $25 more per ticket. 

The event is sponsored by the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation in commemoration of Mr. Levine, who was a farmer at Quail Hill in Amagansett. 

 

Wine Classes

A wine-tasting session focusing on white wines originally scheduled for this week at Park Place Wines in East Hampton has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. It aims to help tasters discover what types of wines are their personal favorites by discussing textures, flavors, body, and other characteristics. The shop’s weekly wine sessions are free, but reservations have been requested. 

At Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, the next weekly wine education session on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. will be a field trip to the tasting room at Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton, where James Christopher Tracy, a winery partner and its winemaker, and Allison Dubin, the winery manager, will give a presentation. The cost is $10. Those interested can sign up by calling the store or sending an email to wainscottmain@gmail.com.