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The Weekender: food festivals and champagne parties in the Hamptons

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We'll be publishing The Weekender every Friday afternoon throughout the summer. Got an event you think readers need to know about? Email us!

Chefs & Champagne®

Wölffer Estate Vineyard: 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack

Saturday, July 23, 6 pm: Chefs & Champagne® is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. Chefs & Champagne® raises funds for the philanthropic work of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. The recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing food and wine studies, will also be announced at the event. The 2016 honoree is multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur John Besh.

DAN'S GRILLHAMPTON

19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton

Friday, July 22, 7 pm: Team Hamptons vs. Team NYC! Grillhampton pits East End chefs against NYC chefs in a unique cooking competition and tasting event. Enjoy the grilled fare, beer and specialty cocktails. Cast your vote for the finest food of the night. Live music by East End favorites, New Life Crisis!

DAN'S TASTE OF TWO FORKS

19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm: Featuring food and drinks from the best restaurants, wineries, and breweries in the Hamptons, guests will experience a whole new level of luxury as the event moves to a new waterfront location at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton. Hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and Katie Lee of The Cooking Channel.

LONGHOUSE RESERVE’S JUBILEE YEAR SUMMER BENEFIT

133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton

Saturday, July 23, 6 pm: Held at the organization’s 16-acre grounds in East Hampton. Notables who have been honored in the past are returning to LongHouse to pay tribute to founder Jack Lenor Larsen for 25th anniversary, and celebrate the future of LongHouse. Overseen by restaurateur Alice Waters, a Jubilee feast will be served, and a short film will be shown.

MOBY’S

341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

Saturday July 23: LIMPIA (Long Island Marine Purification Initiative) is holding it's annual fundraising event at Moby's in East Hampton.

MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE

55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk

Saturday, July 23: Dom in the Daytime with DJ sets by Steve James and Adam Lipson

Sunday, July 24: COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – Surfing Saves: A Celebration of Surfing with Adaptive Surfing Champion Bruno Hansen. The Sturdy Souls perform and Jack Luber serve up vinyl sounds.

THE SURF LODGE

183 Edgemere Street, Montauk

Saturday, July 23, 6 pm: Dreamers. 7 pm: Porches.

Sunday, July 24, 6 pm: Bombino.

SAG HARBOR HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER

4 Bay St, Sag Harbor

Saturday July 23, 4 pm-6 pm: Join adventure travel photographer David Heath for a charitable happy hour and signing of his stunning book Burma: An Enchanted Spirit, at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen in Sag Harbor. A percentage of the proceeds benefit a Burmese Performing Arts High School founded by Heath Mandalay, Myanmar. Bubbles provided by Louis Roederer.

COPIOUS ROW X ANNA PORCU TRUNK SHOW

27 Washington Street, Sag Harbor

Friday, July, 22 & Saturday, July 23, 11 am-5 pm: Copious Row, Sag Harbor’s specialty concept store, hosts Italian jewelry designer Anna Porcu for a trunk show.

AM SOUTHAMPTON

125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton

Friday, July 22, 11 pm: Champagne Fridays Fabolous.

Saturday, July 23, 11 pm: Chus + Ceballos.

THE LEO

44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton

Friday, July 22, 6 pm: Café de la Musique.

SOLE EAST

90 Second House Road, Montauk

Friday, July 22, 6 pm-11pm: Jettykoon with special guests. 11 pm to 1 am: DJ.

Saturday, July 23, 1 pm-6 pm: DJ Anna Poolside. 6 pm to 9 pm: Nancy Atlas.

Sunday, July 24, 11 am-3 pm: Bossa Nova Brunch. 9 pm-1 am: DJ Anna is poolside.