Hamptons Dining Dish: Bell & Anchor, Farm Country Kitchen, Fresno, Ammirati’s

Lobster and drawn butter at The Bell and Anchor.
Lobster and drawn butter at The Bell and Anchor.

Here’s what’s hot in East End dining this week:

The Bell & Anchor in Sag Harbor hosts lobster night every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening features a special three-course menu at varying prices. Appetizer selection includes: homeport chowder; Caesar salad; Brandade—salt cod, potatoes and garlic; and the tuna bowl—diced yellowfin, spinach, cucumber, orange, sesame and ponzu (sup. $5). Entrée selection includes: “old school” lobster garganelli with corn, basil and saffron cream ($35); steamed 1.5-lb lobster with haricot verts and fingerling potatoes ($39); and butter-poached lobster claws with a 7-ounce grilled filet mignon, haricot verts and fingerling potatoes ($45). Dessert selection changes weekly (sup. $5). 631-725-3400. thebellandanchor.com.

Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead serves lunch and dinner everyday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lunch menu changes regularly and may include items such as: the pronto panini with Portobello mushrooms, roasted orange peppers, sautéed spinach and melted mozzarella on focaccia bread; and the steak wrap with Cajun strip steak, black beans, grilled pineapple, chopped poblano peppers, a dash of cilantro-pesto and chopped romaine. Select dinner menu items include: New Orleans scallops, pan-seared and served with guacamole, salsa and a special sauce; the crescent salad with sliced, marinated boneless duck, baby spinach, strawberries, goat cheese, almonds, cherry tomatoes and grilled pineapple with Asian ginger-teriyaki dressing; the pasta positano with shrimp, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, broccoli rabe, cherry tomatoes, virgin olive oil and Romano cheese tossed with orecchiette pasta; and the grilled strip steak with imported gorgonzola cheese crust, port wine sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and vegetables. 631-369-6311. farmcountrykitchen.net.

Fresno in East Hampton is offering a two-course and a three-course prix fixe Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The two-course menu includes an appetizer and an entrée and costs $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The three-course menu includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Menu items, subject to change, feature: smoky chipotle and chickpea hummus with grilled flatbread and marinated olives; pan-seared Scottish salmon with couscous, fennel, zucchini, golden raisins, Medjool dates and harissa buerre blanc; chipotle-barbeque grilled center cut Duroc pork chop with grilled peaches and cheddar-bacon scallion cornbread (sup. $5); and key lime panna cotta with black berry ginger coulis and graham cracker oat crumble. 631-324-8700. fresnorestaurant.com.

Ammirati’s of Love Lane in Mattituck is open for business Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Select menu items, subject to change, include: “The Chew”—two eggs, kielbasa and cheese; cinnamon raisin French toast; seared sesame ahi tuna wrap with napa cabbage, slaw and wasabi mayo; and the chicken paradise with breaded chicken cutlet, melted American, bacon, lettuce and tomato with Thousand Island dressing on a roll. 631-298-7812. ammiratisoflovelane.com.


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