Dan’s Papers is proud to announce legendary Iron Chef and TV personality Bobby Flay as host of the Third Annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, Presented by Farrell Building Company. A summer Hamptons staple himself and long-time supporter of both Forks, Flay’s participation further enhances the event’s list of culinary greats who have hosted Dan’s Taste of Two Forks including Marcus Samuelsson in 2011 and Jean-Georges Vongerichten in 2012. The event will take place Saturday, July 13th at beautiful Sayre Park in Bridgehampton, NY (156 Snake Hollow Road). Tickets go on sale through the event website, www.danstasteoftwoforks.com, on Tuesday April 9th with VIP tickets available for $235 including early admission from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and General Admission tickets from 7:30pm – 10pm available for $155.
Bobby Flay’s culinary versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field: a critically acclaimed chef/restaurateur, Iron Chef, award-winning cookbook author and television mega-personality. Beginning his career as a cook in New York at age 17, Flay is now the chef/owner of six fine dining restaurants including Mesa Grill in NYC, Las Vegas and Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas; Bar Americain in NYC and Mohegan Sun Casino and Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, as well as 14 Bobby’s Burger Palaces (with four more on the way in 2013 alone). He is the author of 12 cookbooks including his latest, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook and Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction (April 2013), and is the current host/star of several TV shows on Food Network including “Worst Cooks in America,” “BBQ Addiction” and “Next Food Network Star.” As a part-time Hamptons resident, Flay welcomes the opportunity to host this year’s event as it will offer him the chance to sample the food and wine of so many of his local East End peers.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks has quickly become a favorite summer soirée of locals and visitors alike and is the only East End event that celebrates the best local culinary talent from both the north and south forks of Long Island. Known as “THE food and wine event in the Hamptons,” attendees have the chance to sample the best dishes participating restaurants have to offer, sip wines from local Long Island vineyards, and sample goods from East End purveyors, all in one night. Attendees can expect an elegant summer gathering and as the sun goes down, the music gets turned up and guests may find themselves moving to the music of the incomparable DJ Phresh, back to entertain for the third year. Participating restaurants for 2013 include Nick & Toni’s, Georgica, The Bell & Anchor, Navy Beach, The Frisky Oyster, Noah’s, and Grana Trattoria Antica with new chefs signing on daily (40 plus expected). Additionally, a portion of this year’s ticket proceeds will go to benefit All For The East End (www.aftee.org), an organization whose goal is to generate significant new and creative sources of funding and organizational support for the not-for-profit organizations of Long Island’s East End townships.
With the sold-out success of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks over the last two summers, event founder Dan’s Papers has added a second event for 2013 that will kick-off the entire food-filled weekend on Friday July 12th – GrillHampton Presented by Pat LaFrieda. A competition style event, GrillHampton will pit eight East End chefs against eight NYC chefs in a grilling challenge for the ages, with the GrillHampton “Master Chef” determined by a panel of celebrity judges which will include Food & Wine editor Kate Krader and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow. The event will take place at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton (156 Snake Hollow Road) from 8 – 11pm with general admission tickets priced at $115.
Armed with only the grilling essentials, chefs will prepare a full range of perfectly charred foods from beef and poultry to pork and all the veggies in between. After tasting, the celebrity judges and guests will cast votes for their favorite dish of the evening with the judges crowning the “Master Chef” and the guests awarding the “Grill Bite Crowd Pleaser” to one lucky pit master. Participating chefs include Chris Santos (Beauty & Essex), Joey Campanaro (The Little Owl), and Harold Moore (Commerce) representing NYC, and Billy Oliva (Delmonico’s), Colin Ambrose (Estia’s Little Kitchen), and Bryan Futerman (Foody’s) representing the East End.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is produced by Manhattan Media, which currently publishes several lifestyle publications in the Hamptons and Manhattan including Dan’s Papers, AVENUE Magazine, New York Family, and this summer will debut AVENUE on the Beach, as AVENUE follows its readers to the Hamptons with the same insider coverage it has been known for in Manhattan for over 35 years. In addition to their publishing endeavors, Manhattan Media produces other major events including the Antiques & Art at the Armory, and New York Family’s New York Baby Show.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks’ presenting sponsor is Farrell Building Company, the luxury homebuilders of the Hamptons. GrillHampton’s presenting sponsor is Pat LaFrieda, nationally recognized as one of the premiere meat purveyors to the restaurant and hotel industry. Other premier sponsors include TOWN Residential, BMW Dealerships of Long Island, Hampton Jitney & Ambassador Line, Loire Valley Wines, Lotus Energy Group, The Long Island Wine Council, Tito’s Vodka, North Shore Linen, Hotel Indigo / Bistro 72, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, East End Tick & Mosquito Control, and Hampton Water Co.
For more information and for tickets, please visit www.danstasteoftwoforks.com or call 631-227-0188.