Spring Equinox Dinner
The Ecological Culture Initiative’s organic farm-to-table Spring Equinox Dinner will be held on Friday, March 20, at 6:30 PM at the historic St. Joseph Villa in Hampton Bays. ECI will provide an organic, plant-based meal prepared by private chef Martine Abitbol, Le Poeme, and private chef Julie Jacobs. All herbs and vegetables will be locally sourced, including produce harvested from the Good Ground Heritage Garden and other local farms.
Guest speaker Dr. Christopher Gobler will talk about the ways we can address human-made impacts on our coastal ecosystems, including the recent scallop, fish, and turtle die-offs in our bays. ECI’s mission is to foster a resilient, ecology-based coastal community through sustainable food production, wellness, and environmental stewardship.
The cost is $45 and limited to 45 members of ECI. For more information, visit www.eciny.org/dinner.
Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with special Irish fare and drink specials on Tuesday, March 17, and again on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 to honor the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade. Specials include a lunch and dinner two-course prix fixe for $27, Irish mimosas for $3, and more. Dishes include corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and Irish coffee cheesecake.
Venison And Cigar Dinner
Townline BBQ in Wainscott is hosting a special Diplomático Rum, venison, and cigar dinner on Tuesday, March 24, beginning at 6 PM. Cocktails featuring Diplomático rum will be served and Montauk Brewing Company beer will be available on tap, as well as cigars sponsored by Diplomático. The menu includes a variety of hors d’oeuvres featuring venison, followed by a buffet and dessert. Cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Visit www.townlinebbq.com.
Green Hill Kitchen & Que in Greenport and executive chef Matty Boudreau are teaming up with guest pitmaster Kelly Dallas to host Hogapalooza, the first Pitmaster Series, on Saturday, March 28, from noon to 4 PM. The event will be held at Green Hill and will feature Hogapalooza BBQ from Wynne, AR, live music by Hopefully Forgiven, prizes, $5 drink specials, and more.
The extravaganza will feature items like a smoked whole hog, beer can chicken, and blackened salmon. There will be drinks and treats from Sail Away Coffee, North Fork Doughnut Company, Diplomático Rum, Montauk Brewing Company, and Macari Vineyards. Tickets cost $25 per person and include one food ticket and one drink ticket, and can be purchased via Eventbrite.