Almond Presents Five Courses Based on the Trump Travel Ban


Almond’s new chef de cuisine Jeremy Blutstein at the Bridgehampton-based restaurant. Michael Heller photo

Almond Chef Jason Weiner has partnered with Channing Daughters Winery to host a wine dinner featuring dishes from countries listed on President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban. The dinner will be held on April 19 at the restaurant on Ocean Road and Main Street in Bridgehampton.

“Whether you are talking about the Medicis brining pasta to Italy from the Far East 500 years ago, or Korean tacos now being served in Inglewood, cooking is a cultural interchange,” said Chef Weiner. “We’re in a moment where some folks think cultural interchange is a bad thing. Well, um, we don’t agree.”

The meal will feature five courses inspired by the cuisine of six countries, according to Chef Weiner. Falafel/Fattoush from Syria and Iran, Salaat Jazar (a spicy Sudanese carrot salad), Mafaiya (a Yemeni fish stew), lamb and chicken kebabs inspired by Libyan cuisine, and Kac Kac, a Somalian beignet, will round out the menu of dishes featured at the Trump Travel Ban wine dinner.

As per the restaurant’s continued commitment to all foods local, Chef Weiner and chef de cuisine Jeremy Blutstein said in addition to local wines from Channing Daughters, the event will utilize Harissa and pickles crafted in the Almond kitchen last summer, and expects to include produce from Quail Hill Farm, Amber Waves farm, from Marilee Foster, Pike Farm and Goodwater Farm.

The dinner will cost $85 plus tax and gratuity, and is $80 for members of Slow Food East End and the Channing Daughters Winery Club.

For more information, call (631) 537-5665.

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