April 12, 2006
Italian Wines At Della Femina
Della Femina in East Hampton is hosting an Italian wine dinner on April 21. The special five-course menu is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
For the first course, feast on charred octopus salad, lemon dressing, paired with 2004 Kerner, Abbazia di Novacella, Alto Adige. Second course, savor local little neck clams en brodo paired with 2003 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Frattoria San Lorenzo, Marche. Third course, you'll love wild mushroom and local duck risotto paired with 2001 Barolo, Damilano, Piemonte. Fourth course will be slow roasted porchetta, paired with 2001 Sangiovest, Poggio Bertaio, Cimbolo, Umbria. And last but not least, you'll love ciambelline with fresh apricots paired with 2001 Vin Santo, Castello di Meleto, Toscana. Call 329-6666.
Golden Pear In Sag Harbor
The Golden Pear, known for its coffee and freshly made breakfasts and lunches, is opening its fourth and newest location at the end of May at 111 Main Street in Sag Harbor, on the site formerly known as The Harbor Deli.
The first Golden Pear opened in Southampton in 1987, followed by East Hampton in 1991 and Bridgehampton in 1996. For more info, call WordHampton at 329-0050.
Easter Dinner At Publick House
The Southampton Publick House in Southampton will be offering a special prix fixe dinner on Easter Sunday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The three-course menu is $22 per person plus tax and gratuitu. Its regular a la carte menu will also be available.
For appetizers, choose from soup of the day, New England clam chowder, tossed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette, or traditional Caesar salad. For entrees, there will be leg of lamb, lobster ravioli, proscuitto and swiss stuffed French cut breast of chicken, honey glazed ham, or herb crusted mahi mahi. For your sweet tooth, savor warm nut brownies, Snickers chaos pie, Hershey ice cream, NY style cheesecake, chocolate outrage cake, apple dumplings, or carrot cake.
Brunch will also be served from noon to 3 p.m. For reservations, call 283-2800.
Southampton Inn in Southampton is celebrating spring with a wine dinner, open to the public, on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. A unique selection of wines will accompany the four-course dinner. Guest wine consultant Michelle Natale will speak on all that is new and exciting and the interesting domestic and imported wines featured. The evening will begin with cocktails from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and conclude with the four-course meal. The dinner is priced at $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Cocktail hour will feature passed hors d'oeuvres and local smoked fish canapes paired with Reoderer Estate Brut Non-Vintage. First course will feature Long Island duck confit with mixed berry coulis paired with Shingleback Shiraz 2002. Second course is grilled endive salad paired with Chimney Rock Fume Blacn 2003. Third course is escalopes de veau, seared veal with wild forest mushrooms paired with Lincourt Pinot Noir 2004. And last, but not least, the fourth course will be a white chocolate truffle with macerated berreis paired with Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Special Reserve Tawny Port. Call 283-6500 for more information.
Brunch At Nick & Toni's
Nick & Toni's in East Hampton will offer a special Easter Brunch this Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some of the special items will be artichoke and potato fritatta, brioche French toast, asparagus Milanese, chicken hash, proscuitto, mozzarella, and arugula on a toasted baguette, roasted chicken and peperonata on grilled Tuscan bread, smoked salmon with mascarpone, red onion, capers, and toasted brioche, steak, eggs, and pommes frites. Call 324-3550.
Easter At Plaza Cafe
The Plaza Café in Southampton will serve Easter Dinner on Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The regular a la carte dinner menu will be offered, with the following additional spring specials: grilled asparagus with lobster-morel ragout, sauteed domestic red snapper, herb crusted rack of lamb, and strawberry rhubarb crisp. Call 283-9323 for more info.
Easter Specials At Villa
Villa Italian Specialities in East Hampton is offering some traditional Italian Easter holiday items now through Saturday. Items include pizza rustica, an Italian-style quiche with Italian meats and cheeses, grain pie, sweet ricotta cheese pie, and traditional Italian pastries and breads. Villa Easter will be closed on Easter! Call 324-5110.
Tierra Mar At Easter Dinner
Tierra Mar in Westhampton Beach will offer a special buffet dinner this Easter Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. The cost is $38 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Children under 12 eat for half price.
First plate entrees include vegetarian asparagus and spinach soup, hearts of romaine lettuce with creamy garlic dressing, and local organic mesclun greens. At the carving station will be brown sugar and cinnamon glazed smoked ham, marinated leg of lamb, and boneless breast of turkey.
A buffet table will feature Tierra Mar bouillabaisse, North Atlantic fish and shellfish stew, fresh penne pasta with oven roasted plum tomatoes, fresh rigatoni pasta a la romanesca Roman style meat and organic tomato sauce, local organic greens sauteed with garlic, pan seared local dayboat sea scallops brown butter and lemon-thyme, charbroiled local codfish, local organic vegetable medley and much more!
Desserts will feature Meyer lemon tart, homemade ice cream or sorbet with fresh berries, chocolate hazelnut daquois cake with chocolate mousse, and fresh fruit. Call 288-2700.
Michael's At Maidstone Beach
Michael's At Maidstone Beach in East Hampton will offer a prix fixe menu for Easter Sunday, with seatings at 3 and 5 p.m., with a cost of $32.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Appetizers include Prince Edward Island mussels, mesclun greens, jumbo chicken wings, soup du jour. Entrees include roast leg of lamb, fresh ham and homemade gravy, sauteed fillet of sole with pesto sauce, salmon in secret Chinese BBQ sauce, and Long Island duck. All of the entrees end with a home made dessert. Call 324-0725.
Hamptons Restaurant Week Booms
The Fourth Annual Hamptons Restaurant Week, which ran from March 26 to April 2, resulted in packed restaurants on both forks. Some restaurants, including Pacific East in Amagansett, reported over a 150% increase in sales due to the promotion. According to preliminary results, the 75 participating restaurants served an estimated 50,000 meals during HRW. For example, Della Femina served 1889 meals for the week. Hamptons Restaurant weeks is organized by WordHampton Public Relations.