Foodstuffs: Winter Specials and Kosher Cocktails

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Lobster is on the menu at The Bell and Anchor. Jason Penney photo.

Weekly Specials At The Bell & Anchor

The Bell & Anchor in Noyac is offering daily specials every Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The specials are available for dine in only. They include pork Milanese on Tuesday, lobster on Wednesday, bouillabaisse on Thursday, moules frites on Sunday. All specials come with a choice of appetizer, including chowder, Caesar salad, arugula salad with crispy goat cheese or, for a supplement, tuna poke and burrata. Dessert is also available for an extra $6.

The Bell & Anchor is at 3253 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. For details, visit bellandanchor.com.

Off-Season Food And Fun With Manna At Lobster Inn

Time for wings, football and bar bingo at Manna at Lobster Inn. Photo courtesy of Manna at Lobster Inn.

Manna at Lobster Inn in Southampton is now offering several off-season specials: They include an Early Catch Prix Fixe (three courses for $29, available Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.), Tuesday Lobster Night (half priced steamed lobster dinner), Game Night Thursday (bar bingo with prizes, darts, board and video games and drink specials), Kickoff Sundays (all the NFL games on televisions beginning at 1 p.m. and drink and food specials), and Happy Hour (Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring $5 draft beers and house wines and Buck a Shuck $1 oysters).

Manna at Lobster Inn is at 5 Inlet Road West, Southampton. For details, call 631-728-5555 or visit mannarestaurant.com.

New Deko’s Cocktails Are Kosher And North Fork Sourced

Deko Cocktails Gold Rush and Bee’s Knees. Photo by Tiffany Martinek.

Deko’s Cocktails, a new Long Island-sourced, ready-to-drink, certified kosher bottled cocktails, has hit the market and is now offering direct-to-consumer sales and shipping across more than 30 states. Deko’s Cocktails also offers free delivery to Long Island and the five boroughs of New York.

Deko’s Cocktails are ready-to-drink, all-in-one glass bottled cocktails made entirely of local Long Island-grown ingredients. Each bottle serves four and costs $25. Featuring hand-foraged elderflower, juniper berries, lemons and lavender, as well as raw unprocessed honey sourced from local North Fork apiaries, Deko’s is also certified 100 percent kosher by the leading kosher authority, Star-K, making it the first premium kosher RTD cocktail on the market.The recently launched Deko’s Cocktails focus on two balanced, classic flavors: the Bee’s Knees and the Gold Rush. Bee’s Knees features Deko’s lavender gin, distilled from corn grown locally on the North Fork. The Gold Rush is a cocktail born in New York’s Lower East Side and elevated with Dek’s American oak-aged bourbon.

Both are sweetened with raw wildflower honey and fresh fruit juices, and each art deco-inspired 375-ml glass bottle of Gold Rush and Bee’s Knees contains four servings. Later this winter, Deko’s will launch its first seasonal offering called the Firefly, which will showcase the company’s new signature vodka paired with cooling cucumber, foraged elderflower and a kick of habanero.

Founded by Ushie Shafran, Dov Friedman, and Dan Rabinowitz, Deko’s Cocktails is inspired by the Gatsby-esque dinners Ushie hosted for his friends and colleagues at his Long Island home (pre-COVID-19) sharing food, spirits and space. Dan Rabinowitz, lawyer, technologist, and author, has had a decades-long passion for the practice of food. He has consulted with restaurateurs in the US and abroad developing cocktail menus that highlight the kitchen, local ingredients and create a sense of place. Dov Friedman has taken dozens of startups from ideation to the shelves of the biggest retailers in the world. His experience with packaging and design along with Dan and Ushie’s passion for elevated culinary and cocktail experiences combined to create the truly exceptional quality and refined aesthetic of Deko’s Cocktails.

“We cherish going out to bars and restaurants; the experience of enjoying a thoughtfully-crafted cocktail and feeling taken care of in a beautiful space is incredibly important to us,” says Rabinowitz. “During the pandemic we tried all of the bottled cocktails out there and could not find one that we actually felt satisfied this need, or made us feel good about the ingredients we were drinking. With Deko, our goal is to transport our customers to the best bars in the world with the simple, yet perfectly-balanced flavors of our cocktails. We also want our clientele to feel assured that they are drinking the highest quality ingredients available, that were grown and made by experts on the North Fork who care deeply about the environment and their products.”

Deko’s Cocktails is partnering with Matchbook Distilling, the award winning woman-owned distillery in Greenport. The owners distill their own vodka and gin from local corn, age their bourbon in-house, and are champions of local agriculture. Through their connections, they have helped ensure that Deko’s is able to source all of its cocktail ingredients from the region’s farmers and foragers. “We were hoping to find a local distillery that not only makes creative and delicious bespoke spirits, but also upholds the environmental standards that we aspire to,” said Friedman. “Matchbook Distilling blew us away on every level. They are dedicated to the art and tradition of spirit-making and also care deeply about their community. We are inspired and grateful to call them a strategic partner.”

Deko’s Cocktails ships directly from its own shipping facility in Washington D.C. Free delivery on Long Island and throughout the five boroughs of New York. Visit dekococktails.com for details.

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