News for Foodies: 11.01.18

Local Food News

L.I. Restaurant Week

A dozen South Fork eateries are taking part in Long Island Restaurant Week, which runs from Sunday through Nov. 11. The promotion features three-course prix fixes for $29.95, with upcharges for certain menu items. It is offered all night most nights, but only before 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, a Saturday. Nearby restaurants that have signed on this year include the 1770 House and the Clubhouse in East Hampton, Wolffer Kitchen locations in Amagansett and Sag Harbor; Baron’s Cove, Lulu Kitchen and Bar, and Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor; Jean George at Topping Rose House and Elaia Estatorio in Bridgehampton, and Le Charlot, Claude’s, Shippy’s Pumpernickels, and Union Cantina in Southampton.

Among the notable restaurants taking part farther afield are American Beech and Noah’s in Greenport and the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold.


Artists and Wriers

Almond in Bridgehampton will hold an Artists and Writers night on Tuesday at 7. The three-course dinner will be hosted by Darius Yektai, a Southampton painter and sculptor. The cost is $45 and includes a glass of local wine or craft beer and tax. Gratuity is not included. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.


Dinner and a Movie 

Rowdy Hall in East Hampton has re-introduced its dinner-and-a-movie specials. Sunday through Wednesday, a beef or turkey burger can be ordered along with a voucher for the East Hampton Cinema, for $26. On Thursdays, the menu choices include fish and chips, meatloaf, or mussels as well as the burgers. Vegetarian items are also available for substitution. A glass of wine or a dessert can be added for $7 more, or a beer for another $6.


Day of the Dead

La Fondita in Amagansett will offer specials in celebration of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead through tomorrow. The menu items include pork tamales in red sauce, chicken tamales in green sauce, or chile and cheese tamales, all served with rice and beans, for $12.50. Turkey in mole sauce with beans and tortillas is $16. A churro, and a champurrado, which is a warm chocolate beverage, each cost $3. 


Fresno Specials

Fresno in East Hampton is offering two-course prix-fixe specials Thursday through Monday until 6:30 p.m. for $30, plus tax and gratuity. Dessert can be added for an additional $5. The menu includes appetizers such as an artisanal greens salad with Bartlett pears, Manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, and sherry vinaigrette, or green garbanzo and jalapeno-lime hummus with grilled flatbread and olives. Main dishes include chicken Milanese, and pan-seared organic salmon. 


Italian Comfort Food

A free cooking class on preparing Italian comfort foods such as chicken cacciatore, creamy polenta, and apple crostata will be held next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Attendees will be offered tastings of the dishes. Registration is via the library’s website. 


A 1770 Thanksgiving

The 1770 House in East Hampton will serve a three-course prix fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 8 p.m. The menu will include starters such as spicy Montauk fluke tartare, beet salad, and lobster bisque. For the turkey entree, Michael Rozzi, the executive chef, will prepare an organic Amish turkey with sage gravy, as well as side dishes of sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes. His other entrees will include Scottish salmon, and an apple cider-cured pork chop. The cost is $95 per person, with a $40 two-course option for children 12 and under. Beverages, tax, and gratuity are additional.