News for Foodies: 11.08.18

Local Food News

Ayurvedic Cuisine

Corey DeRosa, the director of the Tapovana Ashtanga Healing Center, will teach a cooking class and give a talk on the benefits of ayurvedic cuisine on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Sen in Sag Harbor. Mr. DeRosa will discuss the importance of good digestion, proper food combinations, and choosing foods that are aligned with individual emotional patterns, constitutions, and environmental fluctuations. The cost is $80. Reservations are via Tapovana’s website. 

The center also runs a pop-up restaurant at Sen on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu features South Indian vegetarian lunches for a suggested $15 donation. 


“The Three Sisters”

The Amagansett Food Institute and Slow Food East End will hold a workshop and dinner focused on corn, beans, and squash, known in indigenous traditions as the “three sisters,” at South Fork Kitchens in Southampton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Shane Weeks, an artist, educator, and member of the Shinnecock Nation, will discuss agricultural and seed-saving practices; Mimi Edelman, an Orient Point farmer, will demonstrate how to harvest, process and store seeds, and Jay Lippin, the chef at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, will demonstrate a technique for preserving produce. The cost is $75. Tickets are available on


Wolffer Event

Wolffer Estate Vineyard will hold a three-course lunch and wine-tasting of this year’s vintage in its wine cellar on Nov. 17 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Roman Roth, the estate’s winemaker, will be in attendance. Michael Ronzino, the Wolffer Kitchen chef, has designed a menu that features a spaghetti with crab appetizer, and a braised lamb shank entree. The cost is $85 per person, not including tax and processing fees. Tickets can be reserved on


Quiet Clam Lunch Specials

The Quiet Clam 2.0 in East Hampton is offering lunch specials on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. Soup and salad is $15, soup or salad and a half sandwich is $17.


Quail Hill Winter Share

The Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett is offering winter shares in its community-supported agriculture program. Those who join for the winter will receive root vegetables, alliums, eggs, greenhouse greens, beans, and other surprises starting on the Friday before Thanksgiving and into March. Pickup days will be on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other week. The cost for an individual share is $285, and a share for families of two or more costs $460. There is also a $50 first-time member fee. Shares can be purchased via the land trust’s website.


Steak at Springs Tavern 

The Springs Tavern in East Hampton is offering a steak dinner special for $25 on Mondays starting at 5 p.m. The dinner includes a starter salad, a New York strip steak entree, a vegetable side dish, and either mashed potatoes or a baked potato. 


Restaurant Week

Long Island Restaurant Week, a $29.95 prix-fixe promotion, will continue through Sunday at participating restaurants, including a dozen on the South Fork. The special is offered all night tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday and until 7 on Saturday. A list of restaurants, and links for reservations, can be found at


Ramen Fest

Looking ahead, Sen in Sag Harbor will offer a four-course prix-fixe ramen noodle dinner on Nov. 29, with seatings from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9:30. Diners will learn how make various broths and will choose the ingredients for their ramen entrees. The menu will also include a beet and squash noodle salad, edamame, sake pairings, and dessert. The cost is $50 per person not including gratuity. Reservations are by calling the restaurant. 


Paint and Sip

The Springs Tavern is the winter home of Paint & Sip, on alternate Mondays every month, beginning this week. The paint party sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m. and include instruction, materials, a drink, and an appetizer for $45 per person. Nicky Payne of the Salty Canvas will serve as host and instructor. Sign-ups can be made in advance at the Salty Canvas Hamptons website. The next session will be held Nov. 26.