Slow Food is sponsoring two events on Sunday, February 12: one, a cooking demonstration in Southampton, will benefit the Edible School Garden Cookbook Project. The other is an oyster tasting–no, an Oyster Mania–during an open house at the Art of Eating in Amagansett.
The Edible School Garden Cookbook Committee is closing in on a first draft and will soon start fundraising on Kickstarter. So far, recipes have come from children in nearly all of the East End schools, as well as from local chefs. If you didn’t get to submit last year, there’s still time.
The second event is a little more indulgent, and pricey, in line with the holiday. The menu is below and worth a read: Oysters on the half shell with mignonette made from local vinegar; hot apps including crispy fennel, potato and oyster purse with apple cider vinaigrette; non oyster dishes including Iacono chicken liver and onions in a mashed potato and leek tartlet (yum!); dessert and lots of local wine.
And it will benefit the Seedling Project.
Call Cheryl at Art of Eating, 631-267-241, for more information and to make a reservation. The deadline is February 8 and space is limited!
Oysters on the Half Shell from Montauk Pearls, Cornell Farms and Shinnecock Reservation with:
Beach Plum Mignonette
Sag Pond/Wӧlffer Estate Verjus Mignonette
Sag Pond/Wӧlffer Estate Rosé Vinegar Mignonette
Lemons, Horseradish and A.O.E. Hot Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Publick House Ale and Horseradish Butter
Crispy Fennel, Potato and Oyster Purse with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Tempura Oysters with Cambodian Slaw and Cilantro Paste
Almond Crusted Oyster and Watercress Po’ Boy with Spicy Remoulade
Herbed Gnocchi, Oysters and Gruyere en Cocotte
Mini Oyster Stew with Hard Tack
Bread and Butter Pickled Oysters, Waldorf Salad Gelée
Other good stuff:
Iacono Chicken Liver and Onions in a Mashed Potato and Leek Tartlet
Peconic Bay Scallops and Spinach Soup Dumpling
Goodale Farms Goat Feta and Winter Squash Swirl Gelato Cone with Crispy Duck Bacon
Polish Bite – Pierogi, Kielbasa, Housemade Kraut and Mustard Butter
Stirfry Venison and Winter Harvest Vegetables on Soba Noodles
Milk Pail Apple Three Ways with Walking Dunes Cranberries
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Cannoli with Lavender Amagansett Sea Salt
Locally Roasted Coffee and Herbal Tea
North and South Fork wines from Onabay, Bedell Cellars, Paumanok, McCall Vineyards, Channing Daughters and more.