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Foodstuffs: French Twist, Spring Restaurant Week, Happy Hours, Art at the Market and Mobile Pizza

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Watercolorist Quincy Egginton is displaying local landscapes and still lifes of local produce now through June at the Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill. QUINCY EGGINTON

Watercolorist Quincy Egginton is displaying local landscapes and still lifes of local produce now through June at the Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill. QUINCY EGGINTON

Artist Quincy Egginton is displaying local landscapes and still lifes of local produce now through June at the Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Artist Quincy Egginton is displaying local landscapes and still lifes of local produce now through June at the Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties this summer. DANIELLE DALY/DALY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

authorStaff Writer on Apr 4, 2024

French Twist on Printemps at

Sen Restaurant

On Sunday, April 7, Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor will be teaming up with its next door neighbor, Vin Sur Vingt, to present “Aji de Printemps: Taste of Spring Wine Pairing Dinner.”

The six-course dinner begins at 6 p.m. with a menu designed by the Sen’s chefs featuring Japanese dishes enhanced with nuances of French classical cuisine. Each course will be expertly paired with French Wine curated by Vin Sur Vingt’s Eric Forte.

The menu includes: appetizer of oysters; sashimi with lemon compote and blood orange segments; yuzu kosho Maltese scallop; foie gras sushi; beef tenderloin and bone marrow ramen; dessert of tempura figs with sweet cream mochi and ponzu balsamic glaze.

The cost is $125 per person. Sen is at 23 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Reserve at info@senrestaurant.com or call 631-725-1774.

Spring Long Island

Restaurant Week

The tri-annual and award winning Long Island Restaurant Week is back for spring. The promotion will take place from Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, April 14, with several prix fixe options. Restaurants may offer a $24 two-course lunch, a $29 three-course dinner menu, a $39 three-course dinner menu and/or a $46 three-course dinner prix fixe.

“Hints of spring are in the air and spring Long Island Restaurant Week is the perfect way to welcome the season,” said Nicole Castillo of Long Island Restaurant and Hospitality Group. “Our winter promotion was one of our most successful events since COVID and we already have several restaurateurs coming on board for the spring. With almost 200 restaurants participating in winter we are expecting spring to be our biggest event yet.”

For a full list of participants and to view menus, visit longislandrestaurantweek.com.

Orin Swift Wine Dinner

On Friday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor will present the first in its wine dinner series for the 2024 season, featuring the venerable wines of Orin Swift.

Island cuisine will meet Orin’s California grape in this five course menu, featuring selections like a fresh scallops with green apple and honeydew paired with Mannequin Chardonnay; herb crusted lamb chop paired with Abstract Red Blend; and roasted monkfish paired with 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend. Additional courses include: Bone-in-filet mignon paired with Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon, and for dessert, caramelized date brioche with date rum ice cream and Muté, a dessert wine.

The cost is $199 per person. To reserve, visit caperesorts.com/barons-cove. Baron’s Cove is at 31 West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

Lulu Kitchen & Bar Extends Happy Hour

Lulu Kitchen & Bar has announced it will be extending happy hour with 25 percent off the wine list and all bar offerings available in the bar and dining room. A new addition is allowing guests to order from the happy hour menu while seated at tables Monday through Friday during lunch from noon to 3:30 p.m. and evenings from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Offerings include: Peeko oysters, blistered shishito peppers, raclette croquette, grilled flatbread and mussels a-la-plancha.

The kitchen is under the direction of Philippe Corbet, a French-trained chef with several years of experience in Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as top tables throughout Long Island. The menu at Lulu Kitchen is centered around a wood burning grill and oven and local products. Lulu Kitchen & Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Lulu Kitchen & Bar is at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For information, visit lulusagharbor.com or call 631-725-0900.

Art at the Milk Pail

The family-owned and operated the Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill is hosting a spring exhibition featuring the work of renowned watercolorist Quincy Egginton, who is displaying local landscapes and still lifes of local produce now through June.

“I’m delighted to show my work at the Milk Pail,” says Egginton. “It’s an institution in this community.”

Join the artist and friends for an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, featuring the Milk Pail’s famous apple cider and cider donuts.

“We love having Quincy visit — she’s a regular customer,” says Amy Halsey, 12th generation farmer and proprietor of the market with her sister, Jennifer Halsey-Dupree. “Events like this give us a chance to get all caught up with our neighbors.

“Our food truck is here every day — chef Jose Guzman’s Green Gold Kitchen — so it’s always a foodie party,” she added.

Egginton will be joined at the event by Sag Harbor author Stacy Dermont who, from 4 to 5 p.m. will sign copies of “The Hamptons Kitchen,” a cookbook and wine pairing guide co-written with Bridgehampton’s Hillary Davis.

The Milk Pail is located at 1346 Montauk Highway in Water Mill and is currently open Thursday through Sunday. Come summer, the Milk Pail will be open every day but Tuesday.

Motorino Mobile Pizza

Comes to the East End

The award-winning Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is expanding to the East End with a new custom-built wood-fired pizza trailer available for on-demand pizza parties. Motorino was founded in 2008 by Chef Mathieu Palombino and has since expanded to 15 locations around the world, and is operating in New York City, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

“I’m excited to bring Motorino pizza to the East End this summer,” said Palombino. “This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen on Earth, and there’s no better place for a party … with pizza!”

Motorino Mobile offers a full onsite pizza station for events. A seasoned crew of pizza makers with a custom wood-fired pizza trailer set up a full pizza station onsite — complete with refrigeration, tent and lights. It’s as close as it gets to having a pizzeria in your backyard. Guests watch as the team stretches the dough and prepare pies in front of the fire, and then are able to enjoy them straight out of the oven. Motorino serves Brooklyn favorites with special additions from the East End, such as freshly shucked bay clams, summer heirloom tomatoes and local sweet corn. Whether you host an intimate gathering at home or an outdoor summer wedding at one of the area’s stunning wineries, Motorino promises a full memorable pizza experience.

A native of Belgium, Palombino spent much of his teenage years apprenticing in restaurant kitchens, learning the craft from seasoned professionals before working in several fine dining restaurants. In 2000, Palombino moved to New York to further his classical French training while working under renowned chefs such as David Bouley and chef Laurent Tourondel.

When the time came for Mathieu to open a restaurant of his own, he focused on the simple, wholesome, unpretentious food that he had been drawn to for years — pizza. In the fall of 2008, he realized the goal of opening Motorino Pizza in Brooklyn and a year later, he opened his first location in the East Village. Since its launch Motorino has received several awards and accolades including features in The Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide, awarded “Best Pizzeria in New York” by The New York Times, “Best Artisan Pie” by Time Out New York and “Best New Pizza Joint in the City” by New York Magazine.

Motorino Mobile features Neapolitan-style pizzas topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Every event is customized and tailored to each customer’s needs. A selection of signature pizzas are available and include: a classic margherita; the soppressata piccante with tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, spicy soppressata, Calabrian chilis and fresh oregano leaves; the Brussels sprout pizza with fior di latte, smoked pancetta, Brussels sprout leaves, garlic and pecorino; and a cherrystone clam pie with fior di latte, freshly-shucked local clams, oreganata butter and a lemon wedge. Vegan pizzas and an antipasti section are also available. Optional add-ons for a Motorino pizza party include a prosciutto station, an Italian gelato cart featuring six artisanal gelato and sorbetto flavors and homemade tiramisu.

For more information, visit motorinopizza.com.

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