Celebrating six years as the biggest Hamptons event of the summer, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Presented by Farrell Building is all about celebrating the best the East End has to offer: 40 premier chefs and restaurants from the Hamptons and the North Fork, the best local ingredients from land and sea, the finest wine and spirits from Long Island and beyond, a superlative location on the waters of Mecox Bay…and the ultimate VIP experience.
There are countless reasons to be a VIP on July 23, but we’re happy to count down the top 10:
Exclusive VIP Preview Hour
All our VIP guests are granted early access to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks so they can start sipping and savoring a full hour before anyone else. Enjoy VIP Priority Parking, then be the first to sample what the chefs have prepared for 2016!
Waterfront VIP Lounge
Our new Taste of Two Forks location at Fairview Farm at Mecox truly puts the “farm” in farm-to-table—and it offers a waterfront venue like no other. VIPs can watch the sun set over Mecox Bay in the BNB VIP Lounge with exclusive seating, premium drinks, a dessert bar and other extra special treats to make your evening all the more memorable.
Meet the Makers and Shakers
The VIP Preview Hour is the rare opportunity to get up close and personal in an intimate setting with the chefs, winemakers, local purveyors and other culinary luminaries whose creations sparkle at Taste of Two Forks.
Party with Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Heading up the festivities will be our 2016 host, Alex Guarnaschelli—judge on Food Network’s Chopped, chef/owner of Butter restaurant, cookbook author of Old-School Comfort Food and host of live comedy show Busting My Chops. VIPs will have exclusive access to raise a glass and crack a few jokes with the Iron Chef, and 100 lucky VIPs will receive a copy of Old-School Comfort Food and get a meet-and-greet signing with Alex herself. Selfies encouraged—#TasteofTwoForks!
Sip Ultra-Premium Pours
In addition to swirling and sipping wines from top East End wineries—including Bedell Cellars, Bridge Lane Wine, Macari Vineyards & Winery, Palmer Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards, Raphael, One Woman Wines & Vineyards and Mattebella Vineyards—and raising toasts with glasses filled with Milagro Tequila, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Rum Diplomático, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Blue Moon, Corona, Aperol, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Keith’s Nervous Breakdown Margarita Mix and Owl’s Brew, VIP guests will be treated to exclusive hand-crafted cocktails using the finest spirits, craft beers and small batch liquors throughout the night in the VIP Lounge.
The Photo Experience
One of the most popular fixtures of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, the Jonsar Photo Experience, makes guests the focal point of a professional photo shoot capturing the celebratory spirit of the evening for posterity. VIPs are first up during the exclusive Preview Hour!
Live the Japanese summer festival experience with Chef Ivan Orkin at Taste of Two Forks. In addition to sampling delicacies from Chef Mina Newman and Chef Taku Nagai’s soon-to-open Manhattan restaurant Sen Sakana, VIPs will be the first to enjoy the traditional and modern Japanese entertainment, Taiko drummers and more, that will give partygoers a singular taste of Tokyo right here in the Hamptons.
VIP=Very Important Philanthropy. A portion of all ticket proceeds from Dan’s Taste of Two Forks will go to benefit All For The East End (AFTEE), a local nonprofit with a mission to generate significant new and creative sources of funding and organizational support for the more than 1,000 charities throughout the five towns of the Hamptons and the North Fork.
VIP Dessert Bar
Yes, life is sweet! After tasting the best savory dishes the East End has to offer, VIPs will head to the VIP Lounge, a cup of Hampton Coffee Company brew in hand, to channel their inner Willy Wonka at the VIP Dessert Bar by MG Meal Appeal, offering fabulous confections all night long, just for our VIPs.
The Ultimate VIP Swag Bag
What would an unforgettable evening be without an unforgettable gift bag? VIPs will head home with one of the most talked-about VIP swag bags in all of the Hamptons, curated this year by Robb Vices and filled with treats to make your Hamptons summer that much more fabulous.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Presented by Farrell Building Company is Saturday, July 23, at Fairview Farm at Mecox, 19 Horsemill Lane in Bridgehampton. VIP access begins at 6:30 p.m. General Admission begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to DansTasteofSummer.com.