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Food News - October 20, 2005

Originally Posted: October 19, 2005

Extended Hours at Rowdy Hall during Film Festival

Rowdy Hall (10 Main St. in the Parrish Mews, East Hampton, [631] 324-8555) will extend their dining hours on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd until 12 a.m. midnight in honor of the Hamptons International Film Festival. With close proximity to the East Hampton Cinema, Rowdy Hall hopes these extended hours will provide a place for late night dining post films. For further information call Rowdy Hall at (631) 324-8555.

New Menu Items at Nick & Toni's

Nick & Toni's (136 N. Main St., East Hampton) has added some new menu items including:

Appetizers - Arugula, wood roasted Bosc pear, Gorgonzola $14, Baby octopus, cannelloni beans, salsa verde $15, Broccoli rabe, chanterelle mushrooms, shallots, pecorino Romano, truffle vinaigrette $15, Crispy sweetbreads, pancetta, frisee $16, Baby spinach, soft cooked egg, bacon lardoons, grilled balsamic onions $14, Oxtail ragu, creamy polenta $16, Fritto misto del mare $18, Fresh pappardelle, autumn squash, veal Bolognese $14/$25, Bucatini, sardines, cauliflower $14/$25, and Risotto del giorno P/A

Entrees - Squab, fennel sausage, black grapes, gnocchi $38, Day boat cod, braised leeks, chanterelle mushrooms $27, Tasmanian sea trout, roasted squash, barlotti beans, Brussels sprouts $28, Duck breast, wild mushroom ravioli, sage butter $30, Oven roasted lamb loin chops, gigantic bean stew $34, Braised pork shank, faro, pine nut gremolata $28, and Hanger steak, potato-pancetta gratin, trevisano $28

Nick & Toni's is now open Wednesday through Sunday nights beginning at 6 p.m. For reservations call Nick & Toni's at (631) 324-3550.

Chef Chris Kozlowski Debuts New Fall Menu at Aqua East

Executive chef Chris Kozlowski at Aqua East (17 South Edison Dr., Montauk [631] 668-4147) has debuted a new fall menu. Chef Chris has added a few new seasonal menu items like stuffed artichokes, broiled flounder and spinach tagliatelle with Long Island duckling. Aqua East is now open Thursday through Sunday for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. New menu items are as follows:

Antipasto and Insalata - Stuffed Artichokes with bread, herbs, forest mushrooms and house vinaigrette $11 and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with fresh buffalo milk mozzarella bocconcini from Campania, Italy, marinated asparagus spears, vine ripe tomatoes and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil $12

Entrées - Spinach Tagliatelle (Handmade egg pasta with seared breast of Long Island duckling, forest mushrooms and Gorgonzola) $25, Bucatini Bolognese (Bucatini handmade in Abruzzi tossed with ragout Bolognese) $21, 24 oz. Florentine Porterhouse Steak (Grilled complete, then served off the bone with roasted garlic puree and our herb marinade) $44, Boneless Osso Buco (Slow braised veal shank pulled from the bone and served with polenta fries and brown sauce) $29, and Broiled Flounder Rollatini (Stuffed with crab and roasted red bell peppers) $25.

For reservations or further information, call Aqua East at (631) 668-4147.

The Inn Spot on the Bay's New Harvest Menu - Celebrate the Fall Harvest Every Week at The Inn Spot on the Bay!

The Inn Spot on the Bay (32 Lighthouse Rd., Hampton Bays, NY, [631] 728-1200) is offering a four-course Harvest menu for $25.00. The menu will change weekly in accordance with the available ingredients both local & seasonal. Cheffe Colette is offering to pair the entree with a special glass of wine selected from an ever-changing list for $30.00. The Fall Harvest menu will be available Sunday thru Friday (closed on Tuesday & Wednesday). A sample harvest menu is as follows:

Soup - Local long Island Potato Soup served with a cheddar crisp

Middle Course choice of - Steamed Mussels in a sweet white wine Thai chili sauce, Farm Fresh Duck Pate accompanied by whole grain toasts, dijonaise & cornichons, The Inn Spot House Salad (Tossed mesclun greens vinaigrette, pine nuts, currants and local goat cheese), and Traditional Caesar Salad (Crispy romaine lettuce tossed with homemade croutons and grated Pecorino Romano cheese).

Entrees choice of - Salmon in Parchment (Filet of wild salmon with julienne of yellow squash, courgette & carrot flowers steamed in parchment and served with a sticky rice pilaf), Chicken Pot Pie (Succulent white chicken meat in a béchamel sauce with petite pois and baby carrots topped with a flaky pastry crust), Seafood Newburg (Fresh shellfish in a sherried cream sauce served over a bed of rice), Cassoulet (White bean stew with duck confit, smoked sausage and andouille topped with homemade bread crumbs), and Penne Pasta (tossed with the last of our homegrown tomatoes, caramelized garlic, and homemade basil pesto).

Dessert - Tarte Tatin a caramelized apple tart served warm with crème fraiche

For reservations or further information please call The Inn Spot on the Bay at (631) 728-1200 or visit them on-line at www.theinnspot.com.

Tango Lessons Every Sunday at The Patio - Learn to Tango with Mike and Nella to the Sounds of Mambo Loco!

The Patio (54 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY [631] 288-4878) is now hosting Sunday tango lessons with Mike and Nella from Mambo Loco. The Patio's popular Sunday night band, Mambo Loco, will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with Mike and Nella providing tango instruction for those in attendance. The tango lessons will be held every Sunday and there is no charge to attend. For further information please call The Patio at (631) 288-4878.

Della Femina Announces New Fall Dinner Hours and Brunch Prix Fixe

Starting Sunday, October 23, Della Femina (99 North Main St., East Hampton, NY [631] 329-6666) will offer a brunch prix fixe every Sunday. The special three-course menu will be served from Noon until 2:30 p.m. for $25.00 per person. An a la carte menu will also be available. Sampling of menu items:

Brunch Cocktail - Mimosa, Screwdriver, "Dellatini", Spicy Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Salty Dog, Glass of House Wine or Fruit Juice

Mixed Bread Basket - Croissants, House Made Muffins, Biscuits with Spreads

Starters - Della Fruit Cocktail, Local Sweet Corn Chowder, Satur Farms Organic Greens, Sherry Vinaigrette

Second Courses - Catskill Smoked Salmon Omelet, Poached Eggs with BBQ Pork, Marinated Hanger Steak, Scrambled Eggs, Maine Day Boat Halibut, Lemon Caper Relish, Raised Right Organic Chicken, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Rigatoni With Broccoli Rabe & Mussels, Housemade Ricotta Agnolotti with Sage, Potato Crusted Fluke, Saffron Remoulade.

For further information please call Della Femina at (631) 329-6666.

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