Dan’s Taste of Summer Countdown: Dishing with Harlow East Chef Danny Ye

Danny Ye, the executive chef of Harlow East.
Danny Ye, the executive chef of Harlow East.

One of the hottest summer restaurant arrivals on the East End has been Harlow East, the Sag Harbor outpost of Richie Notar’s popular Midtown Manhattan spot. As we get closer to the season’s sizzling food-and-wine event—Dan’s Taste of Summer on July 11 and 12—Danny Ye, the executive chef of Harlow East, dishes on our local culinary culture, the moment he knew food was his passion, and what he’s looking forward to at Dan’s Taste of Two Forks.

This year the weekend comprising Taste of Two Forks and GrillHampton has been dubbed Dan’s Taste of Summer. What does the phrase “taste of summer” mean to you?

What are you most looking forward to about being part of Dan’s Taste of Summer this year?
Participating with other restaurants.

Describe the moment you knew the culinary world was your passion.
Making kimchee with Grandma.

What is your favorite aspect of being part of the culinary culture on the East End?
Long Island bounty.

When you hear the phrase “local,” what comes to mind?

Where do you find inspiration?
Within my team.

If you were packing for an East End picnic, what are three things we’d find in your basket?
Jamon, Castelvetrano olives, grape juice.

What beverage are you looking forward to enjoying on a hot summer night?
Monkey Shoulder.

Finish this sentence: An empty plate is… a job well done

Dan’s Taste of Summer—held at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton—kicks off with GrillHampton on Friday, July 11, from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. General admission tickets are $120 (inclusive of all food and beverages). 

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is Saturday, July 12. Taste of Two Forks VIP tickets are available for $240, including early admission from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; General admission tickets from 7:30 to 10 p.m. are available for $160 (inclusive of all food & beverage). 

Dan’s Taste of Summer Weekend Packages are available as well: 1 ticket for GrillHampton and 1 general admission ticket for Taste of Two Forks is $260; 1 ticket for GrillHampton and 1 VIP ticket for Taste of Two Forks is $340. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DansTaste.com.

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