Food

Laura Donnelly
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs from next Thursday through Oct. 9. Congratulations, HIFF!
Joanne Pilgrim
Luis D’Loera, the owner and chef at Michael’s restaurant in Springs, is set to open a new restaurant next month, The Blend at Three Mile Harbor, in the space on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton formerly occupied by the Harbor Grill. The restaurant will feature local ingredients, made in-house and influenced by the dishes of northern Italy, southern France, and the Mediterranean. This week’s Oktoberfest offering at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, available today through Sunday, is sauerbraten with braised red cabbage and turnip-potato puree, along with Black Forest ice cream bombe for dessert.
Laura Donnelly
When it comes to our attention that a food establishment has not only survived, but thrived, for more than 20 years on the East End, that is worth noting and celebrating. Such is the case with the Hampton Chutney Company, based in Amagansett Square, with two more locations in New York City and one soon to open in Los Angeles.
Joanne Pilgrim
Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will restart its Artists and Writers Night series on Tuesday at 7 p.m. with Allie Wist as the presenting artist. Ms. Wist, the associate art director at Saveur magazine and a recent graduate of New York University’s food studies master’s program, is an artist, art director, and photographer whose work is anchored in food culture and food systems. Sunday brunch is back at Nick and Toni’s. The weekly menu, served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be a la carte, and will include specialty brunch cocktails.
Carissa Katz
James Lubetkin, an amateur baker who lives in Amagansett, brought home four blue ribbons and a second-place prize for baking from the New York State Fair in Syracuse, and was among seven people chosen to compete for the fair’s culinary grand prize.