Hamptons Hot Picks: Mouthwatering Events Not to Miss

by | Jul 7, 2014 | Coming Up, Dining, Downtown Living, Events, Lifestyle | 0 comments

The 2012 James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne New York fundraiser at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons on July 21, 2012. Photo by Mark Von Holden.

No summer is complete without a trip to the Hamptons! If you’re searching for that extra scrumptious incentive, look no further than these delectable food events happening on the East End this summer.

Entering its fourth year, Dan’s Taste of Summer is back with two nights of delicious eats. On Friday, July 11th, Food Network Chef Robert Irvine hosts GrillHampton, a grilling event that pits Hampton’s chefs against NYC chefs in a grilling battle for the ages. On Saturday, July 12th, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Hamptons lifestyle and culinary aficionado Katie Lee host the Taste of Two Forks, which brings your favorite East End restaurants, wineries, breweries and artisanal purveyors together in one place. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit All For The East End.

Last year’s Judges Choice at GrillHampton, Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country in NYC. Photo by Ken Goodman.

Join the James Beard Foundation in honoring award-winning Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and media personality Bobby Flay at Chefs & Champagne on Saturday, July 26th at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Featuring Champagne Taittinger, Stella Artois and culinary offerings from a select group of over 30 celebrated chefs, including Bryce Shuman of Betony, Chris Jaeckle of All’onda and James Carpenter of Page at 63 Main, this meal is destined to be unforgettable.

Enjoy an intimate VIP dinner in Bridgehampton on Sunday, August 3 in honor of Four-Star Chef Tom Colicchio and filmmaker Lori Silverbush. Featuring chefs Alfred Portale and Eric Ripert among others, The Hayground Chefs Dinner benefits Jeff’s Kitchen, a professional kitchen, dining room and classroom at Hayground School, a learning community that believes in the intellectual integrity of every child.

With over 40 participating wineries, Dan’s Harvest East End is easily the premiere wine event of the summer. On Saturday, August 23rd, imbibe in wine and local flavor and celebrate Long Island Wine Country while benefitting important regional charities. Hosted at McCall Vineyard & Ranch in Cutchogue, taste current releases and barrel samples of not-yet released wines and enjoy food from two dozen local restaurants and purveyors.

-Karine Bakhoum

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