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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Where to Dine for Christmas & the "Eves:" Christmas & New Year
18 Bay Restaurant, Shelter Islamd
Pondering where to dine
over the Holiday? Look no further than
these Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown restaurants for their market-driven
ingredients and show-stopping menus.
My Homegrown Cookbook’s
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portion of this list was sourced from Edible East End blog (www.edibleeastend.com) I am honored to have more than a web link to Edible East End. In fact, the Foreward to the Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook is
provided by Brian Halweil, Editor Edible East End and the soon to be, Edible
Long Island, scheduled for spring 2013. Further, Lindsay Morris, a key photographer
for the book is the food photo journalist for Edible East End.
Season’s Greetings. And
good Holiday eating. Celebrate family, friends, farmers.
18 Bay Restaurant will be open New
Year’s Eve with a four course $50 Chef’s menu.
Owned and operated by chefs Elizabeth
and Adam, the market-driven menu offers an Italian inspired Chefs menu.
Dinner begins with four different antipasti, followed by a hand made
pasta, a choice of entree and dessert. Handcrafted cocktails using organic
syrups, local wine and beer, as well as wines from small producers. 631-749-0053
The 1770 House in
East Hampton will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve starting at 5:30
p.m. 631.324.1770 Chef Kevin
Penner’s Cittanuova Restaurant will be opoen Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
regular hours, according to Chef Kevin’s Tweets.
12th Annual Christmas Eve Roast Suckling Pig Dinner atAlmond in Bridgehampton includes
suckling pig, cabbage, carmelized apples and spaetzle for $31. A portion
of the revenue from Christmas Eve will be donated to the Pajama Program. Call 631-537-5665.
Open from 6 to 10 p.m.
Amarellein Wading River will be open on
Christmas Eve with their winter menu and a Seven Fishes menu. 631.886.2242. Chef Lia Fallon knows a thing or two about
the traditional Italian fish menu – it’s her heritage, after all. The food, the fireplace, the service create
an ambiance that is made for the Holidays.
The American Hotel is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They
offer a prixe fixe menu: $85 per person.
New Year’s Eve there are two seatings:
$75 per person for early seating and $200 per person at the 9:00
seating. There is dancing to a love three-piece combo band at the late seating
too. 631-725-3535 Sag Harbor
CoolFish Restaurant: The last seating on Christmas Eve is
7:30. New Year’s Eve is open seating
with a $49.00 prix fixe for three-course menu, including a glass of
champagne. 516-921-3250. Chef Tom Schaudel’s other award-winning
restaurant, Jewel Restaurant, will be
open Christmas Eve and then New Year’s Even with their a la carte dinner
Foody's Restaurant in Water Mill will be open Christmas Eve until
4:00 pm and will be open New Year’s Eve with their stellar, locally-sourced
menu ingredients. 631-726-FOOD (3663) Water Mill
Fresno Restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve with an a la carte
menu and lots of “specials.” 631-324-8700
The Frisky Oyster in Greenport is open New Year’s Eve with an a
la carte market-driven menu. The Oysters
Friskafella is life-changing as is the Crescent Farms Duck menu-infused
creations. 631-477-4265 Greenport
The Grey Horse Tavern will be open Christmas Eve till 7 pm. New
Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be open its regular hours and the bar will be
open to toast the New Year! 631-472-1868 Bayport
Jedediah Hawkins Inn open Christmas Eve: a to-die-for
locally-sourced ingredients menu: $75 with glass of champagne, $105 with wine
pairing. Children under 9 - $30. and New
Year’s Eve menu: 7 pm $95 with glass of champagne, $125 with wine pairing and
9:30 seating $125 with glass of champagne, $155 with wine pairing. The Inn boasts enchanting and glamorous rooms
to snuggle in for the holidays. Eat. Drink and be merry and never leave the
garden grounds. 631-722-2900 Jamesport
The Lake House Restaurant This award-winning, romantic, elegant
restaurant is open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with its market-driven
ingredients and a la carte menu. 631-666-0995 Bayshore
The Living Room Restaurant, on Main Street
in East Hampton at will be open Christmas Even and Christmas Day for lunch
and dinner. The a la carte menu will be available as well as the Swedish table
menu, a four-course meal for $36 featuring Swedish specialties. 631.324.5006.
Mitch & Toni's American Bistro features a New Year’s Eve celebration with
their regular menu and a special New Year’s Eve prix-fixe, four-course menu
before 8 pm. Seating at 9 pm is the special
prix-fixe menu only at $85 per person including a glass of champagne toast at
midnight, live music and gratuity. 516-741-7940 Albertson
Greenport will be closed Christmas Even and Christmas Day, but will open Dec.
26 through Jan. 1 for lunch and dinner
Nick & Toni’s will be open on Christmas
Eve serving their regular menu from 6 to 9. 631.324.3550 East Hampton
The North Fork Table & Inn will be open New Year’s Eve with a
three-course, $75 prix-fixe or Chef’s Tasting menu, $125 (includes
be-still-my-heart truffles and foi grois).
Call for room reservations so you can just sigh into culinary bliss upstairs
post dinner… Southold.
Restaurant Mirabelle is open Christmas Eve, featuring an enchanting
menu: Amuse Busche, Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert for $65 from 4 pm to 9 pm.
What a charming way to toast Noel Holiday.
The restaurant will also be open New Year’s Eve with a multi-course
dinner menu, $115. Mirabelle will also
offer a $49 three-course menu in the Tavern. 631-751-0555 Stony Brook
A Mano in
Mattituck will be serving the feast of the seven fishes on Christmas
Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck will be open for breakfast and lunch on Christmas
Scrimshaw Restaurant Greenport is open Christmas Eve
with their a la carte Holiday Menu – featuring local Peconic Bay Scallops. Same
for New Year’s Eve. Toast 2103 in this on-the-water restaurant.
Swallow Restaurant is open for New Year’s Eve with
a prix-fixe menu. Six and eight o’clock seatings: $60, 10 pm seating: $80.
631-547-5388 Huntington and Montauk.
Vine Street Caféon Shelter
Island will be open on Christmas Even and New Year’s Eve. Blue Canoe in Greenport will be open both
those days and New Year’s Day. 631-749-3210/Vine Street; 631.477.6888/Blue