Hamptons Foodie Bites: Fresh Hamptons Cocktail, Rachael Ray, Katie Lee

Rachel vs Guy
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, Food Network

It was a good week if you’re a Hamptons foodie…

Fresh Hamptons’ resident mixologist Douglas Sheehan’s cocktail “They Didn’t Burn Rome in a Day” was recently featured in The New York Times dining section. Ingredients include mescal and pink peppercorns… oh, my.

Southampton’s Rachael Ray joined fellow Food Network star Guy Fieri in Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, a four-episode television show in which kids competed in culinary-related challenges. In addition to hosting, Ray and Fieri mentored the children during challenges.

South Fork foodie Katie Lee will release a new cookbook in the summer of 2015. Inspired by the Hamptons, the recipes will reportedly feature many seafood and chicken dishes.

Several East End restaurants made Newsday’s annual list of the 100 best dining spots. Southampton’s Plaza Café and Greenport’s Noah’s made the top 10 for best seafood, East Hampton’s Nick & Toni’s did the same for Italian, and Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House, East Quogue’s Stone Creek Inn and The Riverhead Project did the same for international cuisine.

Genevieve Horsburgh, Ellen Diogaurdi and Stacy Dermont with their winner entries.
Genevieve Horsburgh, Ellen Dioguardi and Stacy Dermont with their winning entries.

Sarabeth Levine was in Japan opening a new restaurant last week, so she wasn’t available to judge the most recent Dan’s Papers office baking contest. The theme was apple desserts and the winners were:

First Place: Marketing Manager Ellen Dioguardi’s “Cat Food Cake” (It tastes much better than it looks—or sounds)

Second Place: Hamptons Epicure columnist Stacy Dermont’s Apple Cheesecake.

Third Place: Production Manager Genevieve Horsburgh’s Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie Cake. Ironically, the winners were given gift cards to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Read all about the Dan’s Papers Apple Bake Off here.

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