Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne will serve as the honorary chairpersons for the January 23 Love Bites benefit foodie event, honoring Children’s Museum of the East End President Stephen Long, Sag Harbor kindergarten teacher Nina Landi, and Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes, Co-Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City.
More than 30 of the best Hamptons chefs, restaurants and caterers will be hosting tables featuring their signature dishes at the event, including chef Joe Realmuto, Chef Chen of Momi Ramen; Sam McClelland of Bell & Anchor; Brent Newsom; 230 Elm; Art of Eating; The Meeting House; Arthur Wolf of Smokin’ Wolf; Harvest On Fort Pond; Backbar Grille; Lobster Grille; Dina’s Delights; Ketchum SeaFarm’s Matt Ketchum; Silver Spoon Specialties; Tully’s Seafood Market & Café; Hampton Coffee Company; Edible Encores; Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Company; Golden Pear; Chef Joe Cipro; Saaz Indian restaurant; and Pete Ambrose of Endless Summer Catering, who is serving as the event’s chef chairperson. Along with the fabulous food, guests will enjoy a full open bar, auction and music from DJ Boogie.
Love Bites will be held at The Muses at the Greek Orthodox Church in Southampton in memory of Sag Harbor’s Katy Stewart, who died at 12 years old of hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer, and in honor of 8-year-old Scarlett James, who has just finished two years of chemotherapy at MSKCC for a rare form of pediatric lymphoma.
Proceeds benefit their respective charities, Katy’s Courage and The Scarlett Fund. Tickets, which range from $125–$750, can be purchased via PayPal on katyscourage.org.