Several cities in Florida claim to have invented the Cuban sandwich, but it is clear that it originated in Key West. Tampa, specifically Ybor City, a neighborhood of Tampa, inserts Genoa salami into their version, and the city council passed a bill in 2012 claiming the Cuban sandwich as theirs. Passing a bill doesn’t make it a fact, folks.
East End farmers, winemakers, micro-brewers, and chefs will convene to share their insights into our regional food culture at the Peconic Land Trust’s fifth annual spring lecture series. Laura Donnelly, The Star’s food columnist, will moderate the talks, which will take place at Bridge Gardens, on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton, beginning at 2 p.m. on March 4, a Sunday, and then continuing on intermittent Sunday afternoons through the end of April. Tickets are $30 for each lecture or $100 for the full series.
Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton will offer the next in its free Discovery Wednesday classes on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is teaming up with the Montauk Brewing Company to present a five-course, five-beer dinner on Sunday evening beginning at 6.
Almond in Bridgehampton is offering a five-course whole pig dinner (think pork rinds and pork leg confit) featuring paired wines from Macari Vineyards next Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Balsam Farm’s community-supported agriculture program is now accepting memberships for the 2018 season. The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton is having a rosé tasting event led by a representative of Domaine Select Wine and Spirits on Saturday at 4 p.m.