October 11, 2006

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New Menu Items at Rowdy

The lunch and dinner menus at Rowdy Hall have a few new choices. For the earlier hours, try the warm lentil salad ($9.50), chicken sandwich ($11.50), bistro cobb ($12.50) and salmon nicoise ($12.50). The new dinner items include local striped bass ($22) and shepherd's pie ($22.50). Rowdy Hall is open daily for lunch and dinner; 10 Main St. in the Parrish Mews, East Hampton, 324-8555.

Beer Dinner at Publick

The Southampton Publick House will keep the pints flowing at its annual beer dinner October 26. A four-course dinner paired with Southampton ales and lagers will be $60. On the menu and on tap is pumpkin and butternut squash soup, served with Southampton Pumpkin Ale, smoked duck breast, paired with Southampton Saison, pork saltimbocca, with Octoberfest Lager, and bavarois, served with espresso stout. Seating is limited; call 283-2800 to reserve a spot.

Nick & Toni's Additions

With fall comes some fresh choices at Nick & Toni's. New apps on the menu include arugula salad with wild mushrooms ($14), fennel-cured halibut ($16) and creamy anson mills polenta ($16); new entrees are local swordfish ($36) and hand cut pappardelle with braised rabbit ($22). For the sweet tooth, local peach compote ($12) and Halsey Farm apple, fig, walnut tart with caramel vanilla gelato ($12) are available. Nick & Toni's, 136 N. Main St., East Hampton, 324-2550.

New Schedule at Pacific East

Pacific East has a new schedule for fall; the restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday until 11 p.m. Super Sushi will be on Sundays, with all sushi 50% off. The prix fixe menu ($21.95) is available 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and all night Thursday and Friday. 415 Main St., Amagansett, 267-7770.

Octoberfest at Desmond's

Desmond's Restaurant and Lounge at The Inn & Spa at East Wind celebrates October with a drinks special: throughout the month of October (excluding Sundays before 2 p.m.). Diners will receive a complimentary pint of Blue Point Octoberfest or a glass of Riesling wine. Special menu items for the month include potato leek soup, steamed mussels, grilled bratwurst, apple strudel and black forest cake. 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, 846-2335.

Tour Italy in Southampton

The Southampton Inn will host a Tour of Italy four-course wine dinner October 26 at 7 p.m., for $65 per person. A fall harvest salad will be paired with a Davinci 2004 Chianti, the Mediterranean fusilli will be joined by a Santa Margherita 2004 Pinot Grigio, and the lamb osso bucco will be complemented by a Rosso Di Montalcino 2004. The dessert, Zabaione (fresh berries, light custard), will be served with Enrico Prosecco. 91 Hill St., Southampton, 283-6500.

Wine Tastings at Maidstone

The Maidstone Arms in East Hampton will host three wine tasting weekends: this weekend, October 27 and 28 and November 27 and 28. The Friday night welcome includes a flight of wines served with a plate of fruit and cheese. On Saturday evening, an elegant, three-course dinner will be paired with three wines specially selected from the cellar. For more information, call 324-5006.

Almondito Updates

Black bean soup ($11), smokey short ribs, Jalisco style, with smoked bacon, goat cheese dumplings and pasilla chilies ($12/$24), striped bass cerviche ($11), and steamed mussels in a chorizo-saffron broth with charred tomatoes and jalapenos are the latest offerings at Almondito. 290 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 329-6700.

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