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Chef Maurizio Marfoglia Gives a Taste of Tutto il Giorno

Foods that define summer on the East End? “Local tomatoes, lobster, sea bass, rosé wine, peaches and corn,” says Maurizio Marfoglia, the managing partner and executive chef of Tutto il Giorno, which has two outposts in the Hamptons (Sag Harbor and Southampton) and one in New York City. Marfoglia will bring his specialty Italian flavors to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks on Saturday, July 18. Here, he offers up his thoughts on the culinary culture of the East End:

What are you most looking forward to about being part of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks this year?
It’s a good event to share a glass of wine with my chef friends and customers in a very fun Hamptons setting.

What is one dish that everyone should try at least once in life?
My 94-year-old grandmother’s Risotto Milanese with a hint of saffron, finished with bone marrow

What is the best pairing of food and local beer? Local wine?
Steamers pair best with beer. Linguine Vongole pairs best with wine from Channing Daughters, particularly the Tocai Friulano

If you were to eat at your restaurant as a guest, what would you order?
The burrata, simple spaghetti with tomato sauce, and the special fish of the day

What drew you to work on the East End?
I wanted to get out of the city. My wife was expecting our third child and we thought it would be a beautiful place to live and raise our children, as well as a great place to work.

If we looked inside your refrigerator right now, what would we find?
Zucchini, burrata, homemade pesto and three bottles of Fallegro wine

Perfect drink for a summer night:
Tutto’s Bicicletta cocktail. It’s the perfect mix of Apérol and white wine, topped off with soda and [it] has a beautiful color that mimics summertime.

Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton presented by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors on Friday, July 17, and continues on Saturday, July 18, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company, both at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the trio of events on August 22 in Cutchogue. For more information on all three events, including tickets and VIP packages, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.

If you were to pack a meal for the beach, what are three things you’d bring?
Wine, wine and more wine!

Food that defines summer on the East End:
Local tomatoes, lobster, sea bass, rosé wine, peaches and corn

If you had two forks in your hands right now, what would you like to stick them in?
Something nice and juicy!

What is your favorite aspect of being part of the culinary culture on the East End?
That I live here and I am able to take my motorcycle to the beach, as well as to shop for
local ingredients.

What is your favorite local ingredient?
Tomatoes, zucchini blossoms, and corn

Favorite East End-inspired meal?
Lobster rolls in Montauk with a martini

Where do you find inspiration?
Inside the kitchen I find inspiration in talking with my team, discussing recipes and ingredients. Outside the kitchen I find inspiration on my motorcycle when I go farm hopping on the North Fork.

A great meal always begins with…
Good company

Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton presented by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors on Friday, July 17, and continues on Saturday, July 18, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company, both at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the trio of events on August 22 in Cutchogue. For more information on all three events, including tickets and VIP packages, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.

Tutto il Giorno, 56 Nugent Street, Southampton; 6 Bay Street, Sag Harbor; 114 Franklin Street, New York; tuttoilgiorno.com

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