News for Foodies: 02.08.18
Fred Bollaci, the author of the “The Restaurant Diet: How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight,” will be at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 4 p.m. Mr. Bollaci, who is a lawyer, sommelier, columnist for the journal Appetite, and a self-proclaimed compulsive eater who has lost 150 pounds (down from 330), will discuss how to make the best menu choices at a restaurant. The book dissects the menus of local restaurants such as 1770 House, Red/Bar Brasserie, and 75 Main. Advance registration for the free event can be done on the BookHampton website.
A few more eateries should be added to the list of restaurants mentioned in last week’s paper that are offering Valentine’s Day specials.
Along with its regular menu on Wednesday night, Red/Bar will serve a few dishes inspired by the holiday or meant to be shared. Among them are warm poached oysters with leek fondue, lobster and forest mushroom croustade, whole roasted rosemary chicken for two with sautéed vegetables and garlic whipped potatoes, and pan-roasted garlic-crusted black Angus rib steak for two with broccoli rabe and creamy corn polenta.
Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor is offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $65 per person and a four-course prix fixe menu for $85. Featured dishes include grilled marinated quail, olive oil-poached codfish, and, for dessert, molten chocolate cake. Reservations are recommended.
Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton is adding a few special a la carte items — including a beet-cured wild salmon appetizer ($22) and a wood-roasted one-and-a-half-pound lobster entree ($60) — to its menu.
At Rowdy Hall in East Hampton specials that night will include an appetizer of crispy oysters on the half shell and a branzino fillet entree.
Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett is celebrating by taking 10 percent off cooked lobsters and lobster dinners. It is also offering a $35 per person dinner menu, which features a choice of stuffed flounder or cedar-planked salmon, twice baked potatoes or rice pilaf, green beans or asparagus, and Key lime pie, carrot cake, or chocolate cake for dessert. Orders must be placed before 2 p.m. and picked up before 6 on Valentine’s Day.
Elaia Estiatorio, a Greek restaurant in Bridgehampton, will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $32 per person on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. A glass of Greek wine with dinner is $6.