Dan’s Paper is a weekly publication that focuses on the Hampton’s lifestyle. Their “Taste of Summer” is a series of food and wine parties out in the Hamptons that include everything from a rosé soirée to a taco fiesta.
On Saturday July 20th they hosted their 9th annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks. With this years demise of the long running (28 years) Chefs & Champagne event, the Taste of Two Forks, “the #1 event of the Summer in the Hampton’s” is now the premier foodie event on the east end.
It was a food and wine celebration with over 40 restaurants serving their signature dishes, 20 vineyards pouring wine along with beer, spirits and cocktails to accompany all that food. Music was provided by DJ Phresh.
The event which was one huge cocktail party was held under the big tents overlooking Mecox Bay at Fairview Farm located on 19 Horsemill Lane in Bridgehampton.
It was a brutally hot Summer day and it seemed that the outdoor venue might turn out to have sauna-like conditions, but a strong breeze off of Mecox Bay blissfully cooled down the temperature to comfortable levels. I was happy to spend the afternoon grazing and drinking Aperol spritzs and hard seltzer.
Some of the food I sampled:
The Clubhouse: Tuna tartare in crispy taco.
Saaz Indian: Chicken tikka masala, basmati rice.
Topping Rose House: Oyster kimchi.
Shinnecock Lobster Factory: Lobster fritters and truffle fondue.
Vermont Wagyu: Wagyu sliders.
The Frisky Oyster: Peconic gold oyster friskafeller.
Calissa: Brisket souvlaki.
North Sea Tavern: Seafood salad.
Grace & Grit: Spicy Long Island seafood chowder.
Union Cantina: Skirt steak taco.
Anker & Green Hill: Tuna, quinoa, cucumber, tomato, cilantro.
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More: Slow smoked BBQ pulled pork sliders.
T Bar Southhampton: Yellowfin tuna tartare.
The Halyard: Crab and summer bean salad.
The Garden at Watermill: Scallop crudo.
Scarpetta Beach: Yellowtail crudo.
Mirabelle Restaurant: Rissoles of duck and foie gras.