Fall’s cool, fresh winds blow in some great restaurant meals, specials, and wine tastings here in the Hamptons, so let’s get down to it! First up, take a trip over to Caci in Southold this Sunday, October 2. They are hosting an evening of wine tasting with Pio Cesare winery, well known the Piemonte region of Italy. Cesare Benvenuto, owner and assistant winemaker, will be coming to Caci for this event; see the menu below. RSVP here.
Going to Guild Hall’s JDT Lab shows tonight or next Tuesday? Have dinner first across the street. The 1770 House is offering a $27 two-course pre-theatre prix fixe dinner. It begins at 5:30; orders should be into the kitchen by 6:30PM, to be in time for the 7:30PM curtain. Choose a starter and main or main and dessert. Autumn dishes by Chef Rozzi may include his unique presentations of peach, fennel and baby Chiogga beet salad; chilled ‘Jersey Red’ tomato soup with house-smoked local tuna salad; halibut with heirloom cherry tomatoes and sweet corn crudo; striped bass with heirloom tomato jam and purslane; and fettuccine with house-made local rabbit sausage.
Have you missed Almond’s Artists & Writers Nights? Next Tuesday, October 4, is the first in the new series. Iris Smyles, novelist, humor writer, and literary editor of EAST, The Hampton Star Magazine, will host. The evening will feature a family style three-course menu created by executive chef Jason Weiner. Cost is $45, which includes a glass of local wine or craft beer and gratuity, but not tax. Reservations required.
Zigmund’s Bar (in the old Fresh space) will be open Thursday – Sunday for the fall season. Every Friday will be classic acoustic sessions featuring Paul Fried & Friends beginning at 10:15PM. Thursdays are karaoke night beginning at 9; Saturdays feature retro DJ music beginning at 9; and Sundays feature football specials from 1-8PM.
Finally, the good old Southampton Publick House is serving brunch from 11:30AM to 3 PM. The $16 per person prix fixe menu includes grand gala French toast, with a choice of bacon or sausage; a short stack of pancakes, with a choice of bacon or sausage; classic eggs benedict; huevos rancheros; omelet of the day; quiche of the day; steak and eggs: 8oz top sirloin with two eggs any style with toast and home fries (additional $3).