FOR 2015 HAMPTONS SUMMER SEASON – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

CELEBRITY CHEF PALS ROBERT IRVINE & MARC MURPHY TO TAG TEAM GRILLHAMPTON ON JULY 17th

KATIE LEE AND SOON-TO-BE-ANNOUNCED CO-HOST TO RALLY THE FOOD LOVING TROOPS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TWO FORKS ON JULY 18th

HARVEST EAST END RETURNS AUGUST 22nd CELEBRATING THE LONG ISLAND WINE SCENE

New York, NY – April 2015: No Hamptons summer season would be complete without sipping and savoring your way through Dan’s Taste of Summer’s all-star lineup. Once again, the authority on mouth-watering and lip-smacking food and wine events announces the return of three fan-favorites: GrillHampton (Friday 7/17), Taste of Two Forks Presented by Farrell Building (Saturday 7/18) and Harvest East End (Saturday 8/22). GrillHampton has become the who’s who of grillmasters and will once again pull talent from both NYC and the Hamptons to vie for the winning title. Restaurant Impossible star Robert Irvine is back to oversee the evening’s festivities and will be joined by fellow Food Network star and chef Marc Murphy for co-hosting duties. Five years and counting, Taste of Two Forks continues to entice only the best restaurants, wineries and purveyors to showcase for an evening filled with the East End’s most food centric crowd. Food Network’s The Kitchen co-host and longtime Hamptonite Katie Lee returns to headline the night, with a fellow celebrity chef co-host to be announced soon. Rounding out the summertime fun is Harvest East End, a highly regarded celebration of the hard working Long Island-based winemakers in collaboration with the Long Island Wine Council. Now in its sixth year, Harvest East End will be announcing a top-notch host and annual honoree in the coming weeks.

GRILLHAMPTON, Friday July 17th 8pm–11pm, Sayre Park in Bridgehampton, 156 Snake Hollow Road: The competition is fierce this year as Team NYC and Team Hamptons battle it out for both Judge’s and People’s Choice Awards. A boys’ club of chef competitors is brewing in the Big Apple, while the Hamptons crew is shaping up to boast experts of both land and sea. Both Robert Irvine, whose culinary muscles continue to flex with Restaurant Impossible on Food Network, and Marc Murphy, known for his restaurants Landmarc and Kingside as well as his latest cookbook Season with Authority, will be charged with keeping the competition thriving while a panel of A-list palates will decide which team does indeed reign supreme. Judges to be announced. The event will also feature live music by the band New Life Crisis. Tickets are now on sale for $125 (inclusive of all food & beverage) at danstasteofsummer.com.

Confirmed Hamptons participants:

  • Tim Burke (Backbar Grille & Lobster Grille)
  • Arthur Wolf (Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More)
  • Colette Connor (The Inn Spot on the Bay)
  • Chris Cariello (1 North Steakhouse)
  • Chef TBD (Old Stove Pub)
  • David Hersh (Cowfish & Rumba Rum Bar)
  • Michael Mosolino (The Deli Counter)
  • Peter Ambrose (Endless Summer Event Catering)

Confirmed New York City participants:

• Charles Grund Jr. (Hill Country Barbecue)
• Gabe Thompson (Epicurean Group’s dell’ anima,

L’Apicico, L’Artusi)
• Harold Moore (Commerce)
• Joe Isidori (Black Tap & Chalk Point Kitchen) • Julian Medina (Toloache & Tacuba)
• Paul Denamiel (Le Rivage)
• PJ Calapa (Costata)

TASTE OF TWO FORKS, Saturday July 18th 6:30pm VIP/7:30pm–10pm GA, Sayre Park in Bridgehampton, 156 Snake Hollow Road: Celebrating five years as the East End’s leading summer food soiree, Taste of Two Forks continues to proudly spotlight the bounty of both the North and South Forks, featuring bites from dozens of top restaurants, sips from celebrated wineries and breweries, purveyors and more. Food Network star and author to the new cookbook Endless Summer, Katie Lee, returns to lend her support to her community and will be joined by another A-list foodie to be announced shortly. The event will honor restaurateur, author and lifestyle maven B. Smith, for her dedication to dining in the Hamptons and Manhattan, as well as the country through her role with the American Chef Corps. Live music will energize the crowd as they watch the sunset from inside the elegant tent and VIP ticket holders will have ample space to relax and indulge in a private lounge filled with oysters, specialty drinks and other exclusive perks!

Confirmed participating restaurants:

  • 230 Elm & Tullly’s (Southampton)
  • 668 The Gigshack (Montauk)
  • 75 Main (Southampton)
  • American Beech (Greenport)
  • Beautique (Southampton)
  • Buoy One (Riverhead)
  • Canal Café (Hampton Bays)
  • Deli Counter (Southampton)
  • Doppio Artisan Bistro (Sag Harbor)
  • First and South (Greenport)
  • Fresh Hamptons (Bridgehampton)
  • Fresno (East Hampton)
  • Gosman’s Dock Restaurant (Montauk)
  • Grana Trattoria Antica (Jamesport)
  • Harbor Bistro (East Hampton)
  • Harlow (Sag Harbor)
  • Highway Restaurant and Bar (East Hampton)
  • Lynn’s Hula Hut (Montauk)
  • Mercado (Bridgehampton)

• Moby’s (East Hampton)
• Muse in the Harbor (Sag Harbor)
• Navy Beach (Montauk)
• Noah’s (Greenport)
• Pellegrino’s Pizza Bar (Southampton)
• Philippe (East Hampton)
• Red Stix (Southampton)
• Sarabeth’s (NYC)
• Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar (Hampton Bays) • Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More (East Hampton)
• South Edison (Montauk)
• Southampton Social Club (Southampton)
• The Bell & Anchor (Sag Harbor)
• The Inn Spot on the Bay (Hampton Bays)
• The Quogue Club at Hollock House (Quogue)
• Topping Rose House (Bridgehampton)
• Touch of Venice (Cutchogue)
• Tillie’s at Gurney’s (Montauk)
• Westlake Fish House (Montauk)

In addition to the dozens of restaurants that participate each year, Taste of Two Forks also showcases the abundance of local artisanal purveyors that help make the East End a true foodies find. Participants will include: Amagansett Sea Salt Co. and Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream. To wash down all the delectable treats, ticket holders will be able to sip wines from East End – based wineries including: Bedell, Castello di Borghese, Jamesport, Jason’s Vineyards, Lieb Cellars, Macari Vineyards, Martha Clara, Palmer Vineyards, Pellegrini, Raphael, Waters Crest and Wölffer Estate.

If history continues to repeat itself, Taste of Two Forks is poised for a sellout, so grab your tickets quickly!

Tickets are on sale at danstasteofsummer.com with VIP tickets available for $250, including access to the VIP lounge with extra tastings and early admission at 6:30pm, and General Admission tickets with access from 7:30pm–10pm available for $170 (inclusive of all food & beverage). Weekend Packages are available as well: 1 ticket for GrillHampton and 1 GA ticket for Taste of Two Forks is $275, and 1 ticket for GrillHampton and 1 VIP ticket for Taste of Two Forks is $355.

A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds will go to benefit All For The East End (www.aftee.org), an organization whose goal is to generate significant new and creative sources of funding and organizational support for the not-for-profit organizations of Long Island’s East End townships.

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks’ presenting sponsor is Farrell Building Company, the luxury homebuilders of the Hamptons. Other sponsors of Dan’s Taste of Summer include: Hampton Jitney, Citarella, East End Tick, Sartori Cheese, Canti Prosecco, Polar Beverages, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cargill (Diamond Kosher Salt) and Hotel Indigo.

HARVEST EAST END, Saturday August 22nd 6:30pm VIP/7:30pm–10pm GA, McCall Vineyard and Ranch, 22600 Main Road, Cutchogue: Oenophiles rejoice as the Long Island Wine Council (www.liwines.com) gathers the best and brightest winemakers of the East End for this annual celebration of wine, food and burgeoning local business. More than 40 wineries and 30 restaurants & purveyors will convene under the tent at the beautiful McCall Vineyards and Ranch where upwards of 1,500 people are expected to attend. Stay tuned for news on the evening’s headliner and annual winemaker honoree in the coming weeks! A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit local agricultural foundations. Tickets are on sale at danstasteofsummer.com with VIP tickets available for $275 and General Admission tickets available for $125.

For more information and for tickets, please visit danstasteofsummer.com or call 631-227-0188. Follow the event on Facebook at TasteOfTwoForks & HarvestEastEnd, on Twitter @danstwoforks & @harvesteastend, and Instagram @DansPapers. Event Hashtag: #DansTOS

ABOUT DAN’S TASTE OF SUMMER: Dan’s Taste of Summer is produced by Manhattan Media’s Dan’s Papers. Manhattan Media publishes several lifestyle publications in the Hamptons and Manhattan including Dan’s Papers, AVENUE Magazine, New York Family and AVENUE on the Beach. In addition to their publishing endeavors, Manhattan Media produces other major events including the New York Family’s New York Baby Show.

For more information visit: Dan’s Taste of Summer

 

Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
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