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June 27, 2012

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Cooks in the Hamptons

By Ingrid Skjong | Food

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Cooks in the Hamptons
Richard Lewin

There is no shortage of fabulous food in the Hamptons, and Dan’s Taste of Two Forks—held July 14 in Bridgehampton—proves just that. In its second year, the culinary extravaganza once again highlights fare from the North and South forks of Long Island, celebrating everything from knock-out seafood to scrumptious Italian delicacies. One of the summer’s hottest tickets (last year’s event sold out), the gathering will be hosted by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and will include restaurants such as B. Smith in Sag Harbor, Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, Nobu at Capri in Southampton and Greenport’s The Frisky Oyster. All in all it represents what the Hamptons does best: gather people for food and drink in a gorgeous setting to celebrate summer and everything that comes with it. “The biggest satisfaction for a chef and restaurateur is to see that look in people’s eyes after they tasted your dish,” says Vittorio Assaf, owner of Serafina East Hampton. “Like you gave them a big gift, like you made them a little happier. During these events many people taste our food, and that makes for a lot of happy eyes!” VIP admission with Champagne reception and toast (6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.), $225; general admission (7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.), $150. Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton; 631-227-0188;

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