Dan’s Taste of Summer Countdown: Christopher Cariello, 1 North Steakhouse

1 North Steakhouse
Photo: Courtesy 1 North Steakhouse

1 North Steakhouse’s chef Christopher Cariello will be heating things up at GrillHampton on July 22 at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton. Top chefs will take sides as Team Hamptons competes against Team NYC in a one-of-a-kind cooking competition and tasting event. Enjoy the expertly grilled fare, beer and specialty cocktails, then be part of the action as you, and a judging panel of A-list palates, cast votes for the finest food of the night.

As Cariello says, “Cooking is my salvation. It’s what gets me out of bed every morning. I really enjoy the camaraderie and feeling of working with great East End chefs! It’s very humbling.”

What fuels your creativity as a chef?
Everything around me. Local availability of ingredients, music, my mood, my surroundings.

What’s your favorite “off-cut” of meat?
Sweetbreads and liver

What’s your local beverage of choice this season?
Crooked Ladder Brewing Company’s Summeritis

Which of your dishes would you most like to serve to another chef?
Any and all of them.

Please complete this sentence: I most feel like a well-fed caveman when I devour a 30 oz. tomahawk ribeye at 1 North!
I could survive on a desert island if I just had: Red Bull, coffee and peanut butter.

Who’s going to win the competition this year—the New York or the Hamptons team?
Hamptons! We have more heart!

Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton hosted by Adam Richman on Friday, July 22 and continues on Saturday, July 23, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, both on the waterfront at Fairview Farm at Mecox in Bridgehampton. VIP tickets for GrillHampton are $185 and offer early access to the event beginning at 7 p.m. General Admission, from 8 p.m.–10:30 p.m., is $135. VIP tickets for Taste of Two Forks are $295 and offer early access beginning at 6:30 p.m. General Admission, from 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m., is $185.

The oceanfront food and drink fest ClambakeMTK at Gurney’s Montauk hosted by Marc Murphy and Eden Grinshpan premieres on Saturday, July 30. General Admission for ClambakeMTK, from 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m., is $150. VIP tickets are $250, and include access to the after-party from 10 p.m.–12 a.m.

Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, is Saturday, August 20, at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. VIP tickets for Harvest East End are $285 and offer early access beginning at 6:30 p.m. General Admission, from 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m., is $135.

A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds from GrillHampton and Taste of Two Forks will benefit All For The East End (AFTEE), a 501(c)(3) that showcases and provides support to the more than 1,000 charity organizations in the five East End towns. A portion of proceeds from Harvest East End benefits Long Island Farm Bureau and HRHCare.

To purchase tickets and get more info on all Dan’s Taste of Summer events, visit DansTasteofSummer.com!

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