CASTING FOR NIGHTMARES:
FOX TVs hit show, Kitchen Nightmares starring
Gordon Ramsay, is casting in the Long Island area. If
your restaurant is having problems and you want Ramsay
to come in, troubleshoot your problems and try to get
you back on the road to success, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Include your name, contact info, name of your restaurant,
location and most importantly, why you need Gordons
FILMS ON FOOD: The Botany of Desire, a
documentary based on the Michael Pollan best-seller, will
be screened on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lets
Eat! Films on Food series presented by Slow Foods Huntington
and Cinema Arts Centre. A Q&A and reception follows with
guest speaker Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, The Natural Nurse and
Clinical Instructor in Botanical Pharmacology at Stony Brook
Medical School. Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park
Ave., Huntington 631-423-7611. Learn more at www.CinemaArtsCentre.org.
STEAK & SEAFOOD: Ruvo Restaurant (63 Broadway,
Greenlawn 631-261-7700 ruvorestaurant.com) is offering a $25.95,
3-course steak and seafood dinner, Sunday through Thursday.
Check out the menu on Ruvos website.
SUSHI SPECIAL: Sunday afternoon is sushi time at Dao
Restaurant (92 East Main St., Huntington 631-425-7788). Enjoy
half-price drinks and sushi, 1-6 p.m. every Sunday through
the end of September.
PLUM HUNT: Hunt for beach plums in Sunken Meadow Park
with naturalist/author Wildman Steve Brill, Saturday,
Sept. 12. A naturalist and author, Brill will lead one of
his famous foraging tours guiding you to bushes bearing delicious
beach plums. Eat em, cook with em or make plum
jam. Brill will also point out numerous other forageable treats
on the 3-hour walking tour. It begins 12:30 p.m. Suggested
donation is $15, $10 child under 12. Additional info at www.wildmanstevebrill.com.
HARVEST CELEBRATION: Wine Spectator magazine presents
a benefit gala dinner and wine auction September 24-25. The
first-ever Harvest Wine Auction and Celebration of Long Islands
East End is at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack
and at vineyards across both forks. It offers several ways
to savor the regions harvest, including Friday nights
10-Mile Dinners (single ticket $350). Private meals at luxurious
homes, yachts, gardens, will be hosted by a top East End winemaker
and regional chef. On Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
The Wine Salon (single ticket $25) brings educational and
intellectual programs on wine-making and tasting, cooking
and more at wineries across the East End. At 4 p.m. the Festival
Tasting of Long Islands Bounty (single ticket $125)
is a grand tasting of Long Island wines, including wines to
be offered at auction. Small plates of local, seasonal dishes
by East End chefs partnered with farmers and food artisans.
Silent auction of regional treasures; held at Wölffer
Estate Vineyard. Afterward, from 7-11 p.m., a gala dinner
and auction of Long Island wine (single ticket $275) features
a world-class, farm-to-table dinner created by premier East
End chefs Keith Luce, Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming, and
a live auction of Long Island wines and extraordinary experiences.
Learn more at www.harvesteastend.com. Events benefit East
End Hospice and Peconic Land Trust.
LETS EAT: A juried art competition right up every
foodies alley is currently on display at the Long Island
Museum at Stony Brook (1200 Route 25A, Stony
Brook 631-751-0066 www.longislandmuseum.org). Some 80 artists
submitted works in all media depicting food, eating, cooking
or kitchens for Lets Eat. The finalists
works are on display through Sept. 9. Several related programs
will also be held. A virtual tour of an organic farm in Riverhead
will be presented by Chris Stadmeyer on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
($12, $10 members), followed by a lesson in the basics of
vegetable growing. On Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. ($95 per person),
a Julia Child-inspired evening will feature the cuisine of
Chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle. Smithsonian curator Rayna Green
will talk about Julias Kitchen and television chef/cookbook
author Sara Moulton will appear. Finally, on Sept. 26 at 2
p.m. the museum presents Whos in the Kitchen with Julia.
Green will discuss the Smithsonians Julias Kitchen
exhibition and talk about American kitchens through the decades.
Send news of the
world to Foodie@LongIslandernews.com