Foodstuffs: New shops, New Menus, Farmers Markets and a Book Signing

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Wishbone Farms has opening in Southampton. Sean Zanni photo.

Wishbone Farms Sets Up Shop

Wishbone Farms, a new farm-to-fridge market and grocery concept developed by restaurateur Josh Lebowitz, has just opened in the heart of Southampton.

With a variety of curated dishes and prepared foods by Executive Chef Eva Pesantez using all locally sourced ingredients, the market is a one-stop-shop for groceries, fresh produce, veggies, rotisserie chicken, breads, gourmet platters, brownies, grab and go salads and a variety of sides.

And don’t miss out on the baked goods served at the coffee bar with fresh iced coffees, lattes and more. Wishbone Farms will also have a selection of last minute gifts so you don’t show up to a dinner party empty handed. There is also seating in the back garden.

Wishbone Farms is at 54 Hampton Road in Southampton. For more information call 631-259-5333.

Farmer’s Market In Riverhead

Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue in Riverhead will host a Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to support local businesses, shop vendors and take a tour of the farm, meet the animals and learn more about Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue. A two-hour line dancing class with DJ Lady T will also be available.

Cost is $5 for entry or $15 per person for entry and tour, children 2 and under are free. Members of Spirit’s Promise Rescue pay $5 for entry and the tour. The line dancing class is an additional $10 for all. To register, visit spiritspromiserescue.org. Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue is at 2746 Sound Avenue in Riverhead.

A One-Stop Cookshop

New this season in Westhampton Beach is the Hamptons Aristocrat Cookshop, a one-stop shop for hyper-local cuisine this summer. The store is stocked with fresh and local-inspired prepared foods by the pound. The market features weekly specials highlighting hyperlocal farm produce. Order online and choose from an array of specialties like ricotta and lemon homemade tortellini salad, Wagyu whiskey braised pastrami brisket, Old Bay poached shrimp, and desserts like apple galette pie and celebration-ready cakes.

Hamptons Aristocrat Cookshop in Westhampton Beach. Sean Zanni photo.

Also available are party-ready packages like the “Sunset Fete” complete with sliced steak and a lobster bake, the “Starboard Brunch” with bagels, smoked salmon, deviled eggs, caprese salad and more, a “Cheese & Crudité” board, and many other offerings.

Items are available for curbside pickup, or delivery throughout Long Island. Visit hamptonsaristocratcookshop.com for more information. The Hamptons Aristocrat Westhampton Cookshop is located at 87 Sunset Avenue, Westhampton Beach.

Ruschmeyer’s Restaurant Reopens In Montauk

Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk officially reopened its restaurant for the season on June 18. A Montauk staple for more than 50 years, Ruschmeyer’s has come under new ownership, offering guests an upgraded experience in a refurbished space and with a brand new, elevated menu.

The restaurant’s menu consists of world coastal dishes made with fresh local ingredients, led by Executive Chef Salavtore Olivella, a highly-innovative chef with more than 20 years of international experience and a specialty in Mediterranean Italian cuisine and authentic Italian pizza. The menu features Neapolitan pizza from Ruschmeyer’s wood-burning oven and a spread of seafood-focused Mediterranean specialties, from fresh tuna crudo to linguine and seafood pasta. Fan favorites include farm-fresh chicken and a warm lobster roll.

The restaurant itself has undergone a makeover — the indoor open-concept space is now adorned with bright white banquettes optimal for groups and a brand new, wood paneled bar as an anchor. The 10,000 square-foot outdoor dining spans across the restaurant’s lawn featuring an outdoor fire pit and 15-foot wide umbrellas for shelter in case of rain.

Ruschmeyer’s is at 161 Second House Road in Montauk. For more information, visit ruschmeyersmontauk.com.

Dermont Signs At The Farmstand

On Saturday, July 3, from noon to 4 p.m., Sag Harbor author Stacy Dermont will return to Marilee Foster’s farmstand at 698 Sagg Main Street in Sagaponack to sign copies of her cookbook, “The Hamptons Kitchen,” (Norton). Dermont and her son, Bo, have worked the farmstand in years past, selling everything from rhubarb to peppers to pumpkins, and offering cooking advice.

Stacy Dermont signs copies of “The Hamptons Kitchen” on July 3.

Farmer Marilee Foster’s various crops — grown on this commercial potato farm — were an inspiration for “The Hamptons Kitchen,” which Dermont co-wrote with Bridgehampton’s Hillary Davis. “The Hamptons Kitchen” features the photographs of Barbara Lassen, including a shot of one of Marilee Foster’s famous heirloom tomatoes.

“We like having Stacy around. If the stand gets busy, we know she’ll pitch in,” said Foster.

Marilee’s Farmstand is currently open Fridays and Saturdays. The Fosters also operate the Sagaponack Farm Distillery, located nearby at 369 Sagg Road. The distillery was founded by Marilee’s brother Dean Foster in 2013. Products available by the bottle — and served in original cocktails in the tasting room — include: Single Spud potato spirit, aquavit, potato vodka and wheat vodka.

Seasonal Eating At Baron’s Cove

Just in time for the start of summer, Baron’s Cove’s Executive Chef Nicholas Vogel has launched new seasonal menus (breakfast, brunch, lunch, pool, and dinner menus) highlighting regional ingredients and featuring classic summer favorites.

Seasonal dining is offered on the upper porch at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor. Photo courtesy of Dough H. Young and Baron’s Cove.

Inspired by the restaurant’s impressive harbor views, dinner highlights include starters such as a seafood plateau with oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, house-made smoked fish dip and tuna tartare; steamed mussels with Montauk IPA, fennel, and sopressata; crispy artichokes with lemon and caper aioli; tuna tartare with ponzu sauce, radish, and avocado.

Main courses include dishes such as seared scallops with lobster sauce and braised fennel; lobster roll with butter poached lobster and French fries; grilled swordfish with cannellini beans, chiles and kale; filet mignon with grilled asparagus and black garlic jus.

Barons Cove is at 31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. For menus, restaurant times, reservations, or additional information visit baronscove.com.

Visit Montauk’s Farmers Market

This summer, visit Montauk’s Farmers Market featuring local favorites and fresh finds. The market is open at the Montauk Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through September 9 and Fridays from September 17 through November 19.

The full list of vendors and updated safety precautions can be found at montaukchamber.com.

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