On Sunday, April 12th, join several Long Island restaurants, vineyards, and farms for the 5th Annual Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End Cocktail Party at Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor, from 4 to 7 p.m. The fundraiser features bites and sips from East End favorites and supports Slow Food East End's Master Farmer program as well as mini grants, curriculum writing and more. The evening also benefits the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation.
Participating East End chefs and eateries include Colin Ambrose of Estia's; Peter Ambrose
of Endless Summer Catering; James Carpenter
of Page Restaurant; Gil Chico of Vine Street Cafe; Robert Durkin of Robert's; Claudia Fleming
of North Fork Table & Inn
; Debbie Geppert with Dreesen's Catering
; David Girard of Buoy One
; Grace & Grit Catering; Honest Man Restaurant Group; Todd Jacobs
of Fresh Hamptons; Scott Kampf of Southampton Social Club
; Paul La Bue of The Seafood Shop
; Aldo Mairoana of Aldo's
Café; Sam McCleland
of Bell & Anchor; Kevin Penner
of North Fork Foods; Noah Schwartz
; Cheryl Stairo of Art of Eating
; Carissa Waechter of Carissa's Breads; Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste of the North Fork; Catapano Dairy Farm; Art Ludlow of Mecox Bay Dairy
; and Montauk Pearls Oyster Bar.
Attendees can pair the delicious tastings with drinks from Bedell Cellars
, Channing Daughters
Winery, Kontokosta Winery
, Lieb Cellars
, Montauk Brewing Company
, Paumanok Vineyards
, Pelligrini Winery and Vineyard, Raphael, Roanoke Vineyards, Southampton Publick House
, Wolffer Estate
Vineyard, Captain's Neck & Co., and Sweet 'tauk Lemonade.
Roasted Beet Panna Cotta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Crspy Parnsips by Chef Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni's. (Photo: www.facebook.com)
The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation (JLMF) is committed to fundraising for programs which Josh was passionate about, like allowing all children the opportunity to receive a good education and promoting healthy eating habits. JLMF donates a considerable portion of its fundraising to the Edible School Garden Program, which began four years ago. Approximately eight schools participated in the inaugural year and the Edible School Garden Program now partners with 25 schools throughout the East End. The mission of the program is to reconnect children and their families with real food and to encourage and inspire local communities to eat better.
Tickets for the 5th Annual Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End Cocktail Party begin at $75.
Dodds & Eder is located at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, visit www.slowfoodeastend.org.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com