The team at Dan’s Papers would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the sponsors, chefs, purveyors and wineries who made our 2015 Dan’s Taste of Two Forks a resounding success. The stellar summer evening, co-hosted by celebrity chef Michael Symon, star of ABC’s The Chew, and Katie Lee, co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, had many memorable moments but without those folks listed here none of it would have been possible. We thank you all and hope to see you next year for another delicious evening.
To our sponsors who helped our vision of a gastronomic event with no compare become a most delicious reality we would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor Farrell Building Company; Platinum Sponsors Citarella, BMW, Town Residential, Hampton Jitney, and Hampton Ambassador. Our Gold Sponsors Blue Moon Brewing Company, Corona Light, Blackman, Systems Design Co., and Ocean Electric. Thank you to our Silver Sponsors East End Tick and Mosquito Control, Casamigos, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Rum Diplomatico, Jagermeister, Canti, and Hampton Watercraft & Marine. Our Bronze Sponsors Hendrick’s Gin, Bai, Diamond Crystal, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, The Garden City Hotel, Sartori, Riva, The Ocean Resort Residences, Polar Seltzer, Wala Swim, and Hotel Indigo East End.
A veritable cornucopia of seasonal delights was on the menu thanks to our roster of chefs and purveyors who created bites that made us go back for seconds (and thirds!). Thank you: Gray Gardell-Gross of 668 The Gigshack, Brian Cheewing of 75 Main, Natalie & Steve Judelson of Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Anke Albert of Anke’s Fit Bakery, Greg Grossman of Beautique Southampton, James Junk of Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo East End, David Girard of Buoy One Seafood, Marco Pellegrini of Caci North Fork, Parker Hodges of Canal Café, Simone Delpin of Circo Southampton, Citarella, Michael Mosolino of Deli Counter Fine Foods & Catering Andy Mosolino’s Pizza, Louis Barresi of Doppio Artisan Bistro, Scott Leventhal of First and South, Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons, Gretchen Menser of Fresno, David Paciente of Gosman’s Restaurant, David Plath of Grana Trattoria Antica, Dwight Amada of Hampton Coffee Company, Hampton Seafood Company, Damien O’Donnell of Harbor Bistro, Jordan Andino of Harlow East, Justin Finney of Highway Restaurant & Bar, Stephen Smrcina of Jedediah Hawkins, Liza Tremblay of Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream, Lynn Calvo of Lynn’s Hula Hut, Marcel Link of Mercado Mexican Grill, Ron Duprat of Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Restaurants: Gulf Coast Kitchen and Hurricane Alley, Gary King of Moby’s, Victor Zambrano of Nammos, Randy Santos of Navy Beach, Justin Schwartz of Noah’s on the Road, Philippe Chow of Philippe by Philippe Chow, Joseph Smith of Ram’s Head Inn, James “Skinny” Mei of Red Stixs, Sarabeth Levine of Sarabeth’s, John Heaney & Patrick McCormack of Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar, Arthur Wolf of Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More, Todd Mitgang of South Edison, Scott Kampf of Southampton Social Club, Sam McCleland of The Bell & Anchor / The Beacon, Cheffe Colette of The Inn Spot on the Bay, Matthew Birnstill of The Quogue Club at Hallock House, Jason Kallert of Tillie’s at Gurney’s Montauk, Cassandra Shupp of Topping Rose House, Brian Pennacchia of Touch of Venice, Agostino Petrsino of Tutto Il Giorno, and Larry Kolar of Westlake Fish House.
Finally, we raise a glass to our winery partners Bedell Cellars, Castello Di Borghese, Duckwalk Vineyards, Pindar Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyards, Jason’s Vineyard, Lenz Winery, Lieb Cellars, Macari Vineyards & Winery, Martha Clara Vineyards, One Woman Winery, Pellegrini Vineyards, Raphael, Waters Crest Winery, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard.
Dan’s Taste of Summer kicked off with Dan’s GrillHampton on Friday, July 17, and continued 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 tickets and VIP packages for all events, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.