Dan’s Taste of Summer is back for the season, kicking off the summer with an incredible lineup of culinary events that will offer Hampton foodies unforgettable evenings dining under the stars as they sample dishes from celebrity, Manhattan and local chefs. Dan’s Taste of Summer will have an impressive lineup of chefs preparing their most fabulous dishes for guests to enjoy as they listen to live music and mingle with celebrity hosts at the hottest venues in the Hamptons. Summer 2017 kicks off this Memorial Day on Sunday, May 28 with two brand new events: Dan’s Rosé Soirée, an elegant evening at The Southampton Arts Center featuring over 25 Rosé wines to celebrate the summer’s commencement, and on Friday, July 7 an additional evening at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa called Dan’s Corona MonTaco presented by Don Julio, a seaside fiesta inspired by the flavors of Latin American cuisine. Dan’s ClambakeMTK returns to Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa on Saturday, July 8 and the classic favorite events Dan’s GrillHampton and Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company will once again be held at the gorgeous Fairview Farm overlooking Mecox Bay on July 21. and July 22.
Here’s a rundown of each event:
Dan’s Rosé Soirée: Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 28
Dan’s Taste of Summer presents the biggest kickoff to summer that Hamptons has ever seen: Dan’s Rosé Soirée. Rosé is surely the unofficial beverage of summer, and there’s no better way to welcome the 2017 Hamptons Season than with a vino bash, sipping and savoring the finest rosés from the Hamptons, the North Fork, Provence and beyond.
Dan’s Corona MonTaco presented by Don Julio: Friday, July 7
Dan’s Taste of Summer presents Dan’s Corona MonTaco presented by Don Julio, because there is no better way to savor the summer than with an evening of tacos, tequila, surf and sand. Dan’s MonTaco will make its debut at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa this summer, where guests are invited to experience a Latin-inspired celebration like no other, featuring celebrated chefs’ culinary twists on classic Mexican cuisine. Dishes will be paired with Mexican cerveza, Spanish cavas, tequila and more.
Dan’s ClambakeMTK: Saturday, July 8
Dan’s ClambakeMTK, returns this year after much acclaim as a sold-out debut event in 2016. Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa will host this ocean-side food-and-drink celebration, where guests are invited to sip, savor and dance the night away just feet above the sand. And it’s more than just incredible clams with surf & turf on the menu: Dan’s ClambakeMTK will once again highlight coastal cuisine from renowned chefs across the East End and beyond!
Dan’s GrillHampton: Friday, July 21
The biggest showdown of the summer returns to the beautiful Fairview Farm this July with Dan’s GrillHampton, a fan-favorite event that pits eight East End chefs against eight Manhattan chefs in a grill-focused cooking competition and tasting event. Grey Lady Montauk will defend their Judges Choice title against restaurants such as Shake Shack and The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove. The massive tent overlooking Mecox Bay will be filled with mouth-watering grilled fare, beer and specialty cocktails. Live music, dancing and an impressive panel of celebrity judges combine to make Dan’s GrillHampton a premiere event of the summer. Past judges and celebrity hosts include Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Network’s Adam Richman, Live! With Kelly’s Michael Gelman, baseball legend Cecil Fielder and Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company: Saturday, July 22
Join Dan’s Hamptons Media and Dan’s Papers at the exciting 7th annual Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company to close out a summer of fabulous foodie events. This wildly popular summer event celebrates the best of the East End’s restaurants and wineries from both the North and South Forks. Celebrate the best of the Hamptons, tasting dishes from celebrated East End chefs who know and love the ins and outs of beach cuisine.
For more information and for tickets, please visit DansTaste.com. Follow the event on Facebook at DansTasteofSummer, on Twitter @DansTOS17 and Instagram @DansTasteofSummer. Event Hashtags: #DansTOS, #RoseSoiree, #MonTaco, #ClambakeMTK, #GrillHampton and #TasteofTwoForks.