Raw bar sampler at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICKS ON THE HARBOR
Outdoor dining at The Bell & Anchor in Noyac. COURTESY THE BELL & ANCHOR
Ceviche is on the menu at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICKS ON THE HARBOR
Enjoy the summer happy hour at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICKS ON THE HARBOR
Shrimp cocktail at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICKS ON THE HARBOR
Baked stuffed clams at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICKS ON THE HARBOR
Burger and fries are available on the happy hour menu at Manna at Lobster Inn. ROBIN LEE
Ceviche at Manna at Lobster Inn. CHRISTINA KAMEL
The bar at Manna at Lobster Inn. ROBIN LEE
Beet hummus at El Turco. COURTESY EL TURCO
A selection of El Turco dishes. COURTESY EL TURCO
A selection of dishes at El Turco. COURTESY EL TURCO
El Turco hummus. COURTESY EL TURCO
Gokhan Yuzbasioglu, one of the original El Turco founders. COURTESY EL TURCO
Get Happy At Manna
The Southampton waterfront dining spot, Manna at Lobster Inn, has launched a summer happy hour. Offered Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the bar or in the lounge area, Summer Happy Hour offers a select menu of snacks along with drink specials including $8 house wine, $5 draft beers and $8 frozen margaritas. Happy Hour snacks specials include half-priced oysters, baked clams for $7, ceviche for $9.50, burger for $9.50, falafel burger for $8, cod sandwich for $8. Also available are smaller bites including edamame for $3, deviled eggs for $4, and a pretzel for $6.
Manna at Lobster Inn is at 5 Inlet Road West in Southampton. For more information visit mannarestaurant.com or call 631-728-5555.
Bostwick’s On The Harbor’s Summer Happy Hour
A bit farther east from Manna, and also on the water, Bostwick’s on the Harbor in East Hampton has announced that it’s now offering a summer happy hour on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the bar and in the lounge only. Drink specials include $5 draft beers, $10 glasses of wine (excluding rosé), $8 well drinks and $10 specialty cocktails including: Bostwick’s Breeze, Grapefruit Nirvana, Lily Pond Lemonade, Pearfect Mule and Margaritas. Sunset Bar bites available during happy hour include shrimp cocktail for $14, yellowfin tuna poke for $15, Peconic oysters on the half shell for $15, local littleneck clams on the half shell for $12, flash fried calamari for $14, baked stuffed clams for $15, crispy chicken potstickers for $12, Korean BBQ pork sliders for $14, Bostwick’s famous lobster roll for market price, and truffle parmesan fries.
Bostwick’s on the Harbor is at 39 Gann Road in East Hampton. For details visit bostwicksontheharbor.com or call 631-324-1150.
Outdoor Dining At The Bell & Anchor
The Bell & Anchor has opened its patio for the summer season. Guests now have the option to dine al fresco while they take in views of the Mill Creek Marina. Reservations are available for the patio and are accepted one day in advance. To make your reservations please call the restaurant directly at 631-725-3400. The restaurant is currently open Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Indoor dining is also available by reservation. Enjoy a gorgeous sunset while you enjoy menu items including appetizers like guava baby back ribs (also available as full dinner portion), crispy portobello, tuna poke or burrata, entrees such as pan-roasted local fish, vegan no pasta lasagna, lobster garganelli, cured Berkshire pork chop and surf and turf with a poached lobster tail and 7-ounce filet mignon.
The Bell & Anchor is at 3253 Noyac Road in Sag Harbor. For reservations call 631-725-3400 or visit thebellandanchor.com.
Shell It Out For South Fork Sea Farmers
South Fork Sea Farmers’ 4th annual “Shell it Out” fundraiser is Sunday, August 7, in Springs. The event, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., features a silent auction with goods and services donated by local businesses which support the mission of South Fork Sea Farmers. Most notably, three East End artists — Daniel Vernola, Aaron Warkoff and Kurt Giehl — will be creating a series of pieces for the auction. Local oysters will be shucked on-site for guests to enjoy along with lite bites by East Hampton’s Food & Co. The event is being held at the home of Jeff Ragovin and Kurt Giehl on Old Stone Highway. Visit southforkseafarmers.org for more information and to buy tickets.
South Fork Sea Farmers is a not-for-profit organization that works collaboratively with the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery to expand and broaden educational programs across the East End and promote the Town’s oyster gardening project. The mission is simple — educate and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable marine aquaculture to inspire constructive action programs.
South Fork Sea Farmers promotes and encourages public oyster gardening which helps keep waters clean, provides habitat for marine life and improves the overall ecosystem. The hope is that other communities see the benefits of what’s happening across the East End and begin similar efforts in their waters. The event will focus on raising funds for its educational seminars for the public throughout the year.
The East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery raises millions of seed shellfish annually — hard clams, oysters, and bay scallops – for the purpose of restocking public shellfish beds in town waters. The East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery produces large quantities of oyster (Crassostrea virginica), clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) seed to enhance valuable shellfish stocks.
L’Épicuriste Opens In Bridgehampton
L’Épicuriste has opened its doors on Montauk Highway, in the heart of Bridgehampton. L’Épicuriste is a high-end specialty food store catering to chefs, guests hosts, and everyone in between. Sourced globally but not readily available in the area, the pantry will stock international dried goods and ingredients essential to the refined palates of the area’s visitors.
Curated by Chef Amin Kinana, L’Épicuriste was born out of necessity, as he was unable to find key and quality ingredients to cook to his high standards. To bring his vision to reality, Kinana teamed up with financier-cum-designer Charles de Viel Castel, who is a homeowner in Bridgehampton with a love of home cooking and an eye for gifting and design.
Comprised of five main categories, L’Épicuriste will offer specialty items with a flair from pantry, to curiosités, cadeaux, macaron, and chocolatier. Highlights include baskets from Ghana, a selection of Moroccan spices that hail from Kinana’s birth city, linens from Portugal, knives from Japan, one-of-a-kind objects, and more. L’Épicuriste gift baskets will be both preselected, and available to be custom-made by clients. L’Épicuriste will present an assortment of uniquely flavored macarons, imported directly from France, that will be available to purchase singularly or in beautifully branded boxes. L’Épicuriste Chocolatier will offer an assortment of European-inspired chocolates.
The pantry will also host goods and art from local artisans to take the flavor beyond the kitchen. Visitors can enjoy bouquets from botanical atelier, Missi Flowers and explore the artwork of East End artist Sydney Albertini, on display and available for purchase in-store.
Born and raised in Sweden of Moroccan descent, Chef Amin Kinana has been working in restaurant kitchens since age 15. He honed his skills at two Michelin starred restaurants before moving to Paris and expanding his experience and repertoire. He transitioned to working as a private chef, traveling globally and mastering Asian cuisines and pastry along the way. After visiting the East End, Chef Amin recognized a space for products that are not available in the area.
Financier turned designer Charles de Viel Castel has been a homeowner in Bridgehampton for the past decade and is familiar with the clientele and landscape. With previous investments in fine dining and consumer products, combined with a love of home cooking and an eye for gifting and design, the partnership between Kinana and de Viel Castel was a natural one.
L’Épicuriste is at 2466 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit lepicuriste.com.
Eleven Madison Home
To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Eleven Madison Home is launching a one-time purchase Grill Box filled with a plant-based menu designed to feed four to six people generously, making it perfect for a holiday gathering.
Featuring Eleven Madison Park’s (EMP) take on summer favorites like corn on the cob, truffle baked potatoes, grilled peaches and more, all dishes are ready to heat over the grill and require minimal preparation. The box is packed with all the dishes needed for a delicious 4th of July gathering and centered around three types of grilling skewers — each featuring a different combination of peak-season vegetables.
The Grill Box experience is available for the Fourth of July weekend only, and can be ordered by visiting elevenmadisonhome.com.
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