In the search for the perfect summer cocktail, chef and owner Robby Beaver of The Frisky Oyster in Greenport has come to our rescue. “I’m really enjoying our Rhuby Rose Margarita,” he says, “which has Sauza, NoFo rhubarb, rosewater, homemade sour, with a salted rim.” We’ll raise a glass to that—and to seeing Beaver and other top chefs at Dan’s Taste of Two Forks on July 14.
What Are You Most Looking Forward To at the Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Event? I’m looking forward to being surrounded with a group of chefs equally enthusiastic about showcasing local, sustainable food.
What is one food or dish that everyone should try at least once in life? Oysters, of course. I change a lot of minds with my Oysters Friskafella.
Describe your relationship with food in three words: Inspiring, energizing, satisfying
What quality do you most admire in a chef? Balance between work and family.
If I looked inside your refrigerator right now, what would I find? I take my wife and kids with me when we go food shopping and we’re all very opinionated, so you’d find a little bit of everything. The first five things I see when I open the door are squash from my neighbor’s garden, Croteaux Rose Champagne, a lot of fruit for my kids’ smoothies, a lobster quesadilla that I brought home for my wife, and coconut milk.
Food That Defines Summer on Long Island: I’d say corn—corn salad, corn soup, corn on the cob, succatash…
If you had two forks in your hands right now, what would you like to stick them in: Spicy tuna tartare and grilled veggies with blue cheese fondue
The World Ends Tomorrow. Your Last Meal Would Be: Course 1: Seared foie gras with rum-soaked raisins and ginger french toast. Course 2: Lobster fricassee. Course 3: Pan-roasted turbot. Course 4: Pecan pie with salted caramel ice cream
What Are Your Favorite Local Ingredients: Oysters, striped bass, Sep’s corn, anything from KK’s farm
What Is Your Guilty Food/Drink Pleasure These Days: A gin and tonic with homemade pizza
What do you consider a chef’s most underrated virtue? I think a chef’s endurance is underrated. Many people don’t understand the many hours and genuine devotion it takes to maintaining a standard.
Finish This Sentence: The Perfect Meal Is…: Enjoyed with the perfect company.
The second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is Saturday, July 14, at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. Click here for more information and to get your tickets now!