Business: Navy Beach To Reopen, WordHampton Welcomes Svanberg, Easter Dinners

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A lobster clam bake bucket at Navy Beach. Noah Fecks photo

Navy Beach Reopens for 2019 Season

Dubbed a “perfect destination for summer dining” by The New York Times, Navy Beach in Montauk will reopen for its 10th season on Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m., serving dinner Friday through Sunday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

The Montauk restaurant is bringing back throwback specials, including the Lobster Tagliatelle and Red Curry Coconut Tilefish, and adding new menu items: a Kale Grain Salad with wheat berries, red quinoa, crouton and egg-less Caesar dressing; a Maryland Crabcake with cucumber kimchee and smoked yogurt; and a dry-aged New York Strip with crispy smashed potatoes, garlic butter and wonder bread.

Later in the summer, Navy Beach’s annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation will kick off with a cocktail party on Saturday, June 22, from 3 to 5 p.m., and in late July, the restaurant will celebrate its anniversary with a Riviera-themed weekend.

“The restaurant will also offer new retail collaborations including a signature print commissioned by local artist Alison Seiffer, as well as a limited edition scented candle with Brooklyn-based JOYA Studio,” according to a press release. “Retail items and collaboration pieces will soon be available to purchase online via the restaurant’s website shop, launching in June. The final component to the 10thanniversary celebration is the launch of a new Montauk Scholarship program for graduating East Hampton High School Students. Beginning in the spring of 2019, Navy Beach will award two graduating seniors with a $1,000 scholarship per student towards their college education.”

For more information, call (631) 668-6868 or visit navybeach.com.

Brittni Svanberg. Courtesy of WordHampton

WordHampton Team Welcomes Brittni Svanberg

Brittni Svanberg has joined WordHampton Public Relations as its newest account coordinator, assisting account executives with daily public relations tasks and managing various social media accounts.

“I’m very excited to join the excellent WordHampton team and work with some of the great clients that we represent,” she said in a press release.

In addition, Svanberg will be a key component in facilitating the annual East End and tri-annual Long Island Restaurant Weeks and is a regular contributor to the firm’s restaurant news website, longislandrestaurantnews.com.

Born and raised in East Hampton, Svanberg is a recent graduate of Boston University with a dual degree in sociology and communications, with a concentration in public relations. She began as an intern at WordHampton in summer 2017 before joining the team full time in January 2019.

“We are thrilled to have Brittni on our team full time,” Executive Vice President Nicole Castillo said. “She was an exceptional intern and we are excited to watch her grow into a publicist.”

For more information, call (631) 329-0050 or visit wordhampton.com.

East End Restaurants Take Pressure Off Easter Prep

Not in the mood to prepare, cook and serve Easter dinner? No problem.

Hop on over to a prix fixe near you — perhaps Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor, which will offer a wood-fired lamb feast from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The menu will also include grilled asparagus with lemon oil and almonds, roasted heirloom rainbow carrots with grilled onions and mint-buttermilk vinaigrette, and English peas with Polenta Cacio e Peppe.

The dinner will cost $48, plus tax and gratuity, and a two-person minimum is required. For more information, call (631) 725-0900 or visit lulusagharbor.com.

In Bridgehampton, Almond will also serve a festive meal, featuring roast leg of Pennsylvania lamb, accompanied by local springtime vegetables, available a la carte or family style for $35 per person, starting at 5 p.m.

For more information, call (631) 537-5665 or visit almondrestaurant.com.

Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton has Easter brunch covered — Bloody Mary Board included — on Sunday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a children’s prix fixe menu available for age 10 and under for $22. For adults, choice of appetizer and entrée, or entrée and dessert, will cost $45 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity.

But first, try strawberry and cream turnovers, Nick & Toni’s zucchini fritto, or an artisanal cheese plate for the table to share, before jumping into the prix fixe.

Appetizers include a choice between a Romaine salad, citrus salad, spring pea salad, chicken liver pate, or an asparagus salad, followed by an entrée: either asparagus and Fontina quiche; sausage, potato and onion frittata; crab and avocado toast; French toast; spaghetti; penne alla vecchia bettola; roasted Arctic char; Hanger steak; or lamb chops, for an extra $12.

For dessert, try a coconut éclair with grilled pineapple, coconut sherbet and pineapple mousse; flourless almond cake with amaretto sabayon and roasted rhubarb; a toasted marshmallow ice cream sundae with chocolate cake, hot fudge and graham crumble; or house-made gelato. And don’t forget about the Sunday Funday drink specials, or the famous “Blood Mary Board.”

An endeavor fit for four, the $40 package includes a choice between house-infused hot pepper and peppercorn vodka; Stoli vodka; Gran Centenario Tequila; and for an extra $10, either Hendricks or Herradura Reposado. Then, select a mixer — N&T organic Bloody Mary mix, or Knudsen’s organic tomato juice — and garnish away!

For more information, call (631) 324-3550.

For more information, call (631) 527-7800 or visit thespringstavern.com.

Bank of America Partners with Parrish Art Museum

In support of year-round public programming, Bank of America has joined forces with the Parrish Art Museum as presenting sponsor of the “Friday Nights” series, helping the Water Mill institution further expand its engagement, from live music, theater and films to special events, talks and symposia.

“Bank of America is pleased to partner with the Parrish Art Museum and its yearlong Friday Nights — attracting audience members from near and far to the museum for innovative programming every Friday,” said Bob Isaksen, Bank of America Long Island president. “As one of the largest corporate supporters of arts and culture programming, we believe in the power of the arts to help communities thrive, educate, inspire, enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding.”

“Friday Nights” programs provide an opportunity for audiences to engage with world-class artists and performers, great minds in myriad disciplines, and interactive community events and symposia on important current topics such as climate change, culture, and identity, according to a press release. Highlights include “Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation,” which pairs architects with experts in other disciplines; “The Artist’s Lens,” a documentary series on influential artists; and “PechaKucha,” an informal gathering four times a year that uses a simple presentation format for creative people to share their ideas, works and thoughts.

“Friday Nights at the Parrish gives the Museum weekly opportunities to experiment and be creative in developing adult and family friendly programs and events over a wide range of approaches to provide unique experiences and engagement to our community,” Director Terrie Sultan noted. “The members of the team — Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects; Alicia Longwell, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator; Jennifer Duque, Head of Museum Experiences; Cara Conklin Wingfield, Education Director; and Jillian Bock, Assistant Director of Education — generate amazing programs that we are excited to present, thanks to the generous support of Bank of America.”

For more information, visit parrishart.org.

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