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Dan’s Taste of Summer Countdown: Savannah Jordan, Ruschmeyer’s

Dan’s Papers newest Taste of Summer event, ClambakeMTK at Gurney’s Montauk, premieres on Saturday, July 30. It will be the largest oceanfront food and drink fest ever to hit Montauk. Chef Savannah Jordan from Ruschmeyer’s on Second House Road in Montauk won’t have to go far to attend. Maybe she can walk to Gurney’s and then indulge in bottles of cold beer. Direct quote from Jordan: “I want to go to there!”

What fuels your creativity as a chef?
Having good meals with amazing people.

What local ingredients are you using right now?
Fish, such lovely Montauk fish.

What’s your cocktail of choice this season?
Aperol Spritz! It screams summer at the beach.

Which of your dishes would you most like to serve to another chef?
I would serve the kale salad, followed by our sea scallops in a curried mussel sauce and finish it with an Eton mess for a sweet send- off.

How have eating trends affected your menu?
We always aim to please and accommodate. It’s a fun challenge to figure out how to turn limitations into excellent experiences.

What are you most looking forward to at Dan’s new Taste of Summer event, ClambakeMTK at Gurney’s?
Meeting the locals and business owners.

Please complete this sentence: I could survive on a desert island if I just had: tacos and Modelos or sushi and sake.

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 and Katie Lee, 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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