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Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
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Wine Spectator Award

For the 12th consecutive year, under the aegis of wine director Michael Cohen, The 1770 House in East Hampton received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

The award recognizes wine lists that feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the New American menu by Chef Michael Rozzi in both price and style.

Cohen, certified by the Sommeliers Society of America, oversees The 1770 House’s 250-label list and inventory of 2500 bottles. The carefully selected wine list includes vertical vintages of California’s premier labels such as Opus One and Peter Michael. Other highlights include prime vintage top growth Bordeaux as well as an extensive selection from Italy’s Angelo Gaja. Offerings by the glass span the New and Old World, along with local Long Island selections.

Stirring The Pot

“Stirring The Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities,” hosted by food and wine writer for The New York Times Florence Fabricant, will kick off this week at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The series will start with Sam Sifton on Sunday, July 29. Next up, Masaharu Morimoto on Sunday, August 5. David Bouley will be there on Sunday, August 12, and Carla Hall on Sunday, August 19. Each conversation begins at 11 AM. There is also a complimentary champagne continental breakfast at 10 AM prior to each talk. For tickets, visit

Taste Of Montauk

“Taste Of Montauk” will be held on Sunday, July 29, from 6 to 9 PM at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort. The event will feature culinary bites from Montauk Restaurants along with Long Island wines, local beers, and craft beverages. There will be music by The Lynn Blue Band.

Participants include 668 The Gig Shack, Backyard at Sole East, SaltBox, East by Northeast, Tacombi Montauk, Gurney’s Montauk, Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort, Joni’s, Montauk Shellfish, Ruschmeyer’s, MTK Lobster House, Duryea’s Lobster Deck, Gringo’s Burrito Grill, Muse @ the End, Tauk at Trail’s End, Last Hope Lagoon, Bedell Cellars, Duck Walk, Martha Clara, Osprey’s Dominion, Pindar, Cliffton Dry Sparkling Wine-Style Cider, Montauk Brewing Co., and Montauk Hard Label.

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