Derby Day is also an excuse to polish the silver julep cups, whip up some burgoo, hot browns, and Derby pie, and muddle some spearmint in bourbon in preparation for that most deadly of cocktails, the mint julep.
It’s a berry! It’s a pear! It’s superfood! We are talking about the Persea americana, member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae: the avocado. Its name comes from the Aztec word “ahuacatl,” which means testicle. Oh, dear.
The featured speaker at Wednesday’s A Night Out With event — a collaboration between the Golden Eagle Studio and Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton — will be Jane Martin, a multimedia artist. Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will hold a workshop focusing on rosés on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class will introduce students to rosés produced outside of the Provence region of France, the area most associated with the wine. Advance registration is by calling the store.