‘Love Bites,’ But Charity Doesn’t

Paella at last year's Love Bites event in Southampton. Courtesy photos

It isn’t easy to get Almond restaurant, Scotto’s, Backyard Brine and Shock Ice Cream all in one place — but on Saturday, January 26, Katy’s Courage will bring them together.

The not-for-profit organization honoring Katy Stewart — an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer — will host its annual tasting event, Love Bites, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at The Muses Southampton, located at 111 Saint Andrew Road, where proceeds will benefit the support of education, children’s bereavement counseling and pediatric cancer research.

Tastes from recognized local chefs and restaurants will include the likes of Bell and Anchor, The Clubhouse, Art of Eating, Saaz, Smokin’ Wolf, Golden Pear, Elegant Affair, Events by Peter Ambrose, The Mill House, Silver Spoon Catering, Erica’s Rugelach, Dreesen’s Donuts, Jerri’s, and Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes.

Sip on beverages by Hampton Coffee Company, Chopin Vodka, Montauk Hard Label, Saratoga Water, Montauk Brewing Company, Mezcal Sarita, Diplomatico Rum, and C & W Distributors, while listening to DJ Michael of East End Entertainment and bidding on a variety of silent auction items.

A snow date is set for Saturday, February 9. Ticket prices start at $100 and can be purchased online via Pay Pal at katyscourge.org, or by check. Donations may be sent by check to P.O. Box 3251, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

You can get the party started early, at the Katy’s Courage Kick-Off Dinner on Wednesday, January 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Clubhouse on Daniel’s Hole Road in Wainscott. The three-course dinner will be prepared by chefs Brian Schlitt and Peter Ambrose featuring Ambrose’s famous paella and Schlitt’s Clubhouse Steak. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit Katy’s Courage. Visit ehitclubhouse.com for more information and tickets.