It's high summer now, and life in the Hamptons is in full swing. With weekend getaways in mind, here's a roundup of all the food news from Eater's sister site Curbed Hamptons this week.
East Hampton: Starting this Saturday, Nick & Toni's is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a menu of throwbacks. For the next two weeks the restaurant will be serving some of the most popular dishes from its first 10 years in business, like the grilled rabbit from 1989 and tuna steak circa 1995. Part of the proceeds will be donated to local food banks.
Sag Harbor: Jay McInerney was at Watchcase last Friday, reading from The Juice, his new book about rosé. He also conducted a blind tasting of rosés from both Long Island and France, and by popular vote ranked Wölffer, from Sagaponack, at the top.
Montauk: Dock To Dish, a new fish CSA that supplies its members with a share of the catch straight from a fisherman, is still going strong. Now the chef at Nick & Toni's is helping out by buying any leftover fish for the restaurant and the other members of the Nick & Toni's restaurant group.
Bridgehampton: Todd English was at a charity event called A Hamptons Happening, and Curbed Hamptons chatted with him about the ocean, seasonal produce, and whether he would ever open a restaurant in the Hamptons. The answer to that is no, except for maybe a clam shack, "purely for my own selfish reasons."
Curbed Interviews: Eric Ripert was also in town, to be honored at the 2013 Chefs Dinner gala. Before the event, Curbed Hamptons talked to him about his favorite Hamptons activities, the area's best hidden gem of a restaurant, and eating steak on the weekends.
Food Crawls: Food-blogger and WPPB radio host Jocelyn Ruggiero, aka Foodie Fatale ate her way through the Hamptons a few weeks ago. Among the highlights were fresh doughnuts from Springs General Store, and mozzarella from Red Horse Market, which she deemed "more important...than buttoning my pants."
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