Meet Highway Restaurant & Bar Chef Anand Sastry, learn about the culinary world of Noyac, fun facts and more from the East End “Food Seen”.
Chef’s Highlight: Anand Sastry, Executive Chef of Highway Restaurant & Bar
Anand Sastry was born and raised in the UK. Sastry has decades of experience in some of the best restaurants in the world, including the three Michelin star Troisgros in France and Eleven Madison Park in New York, in addition to his tenure as the private chef of King Hussein of Jordan. Food was a big part of his upbringing. At home, his family grew a lot of his own fruits and vegetables, and he worked part-time in a butcher shop on weekends.
He was mainly inspired by his mother’s family cooking. She is an accomplished cook, especially in Indian cuisine, and has always fed her large family well. Sastry knew he wanted to be a chef when he was 14. His greatest influence has been Marco Pierre White, a British chef, restaurateur and television personality. The teams at Eleven Madison and Le Bernardin changed Sastry’s approach to cooking and influenced him enormously. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his son play football; his musical loves are Red, Queen and Coldplay. His dream trip? Towards the Brazilian Amazon!
What’s going on in Noyac these days?
Well, happy hour is in effect weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cote Grill & Bar, where you can enjoy a view of the seafront complemented by tasty dishes and refreshing cocktails. Join them on Mondays for Eastern barbecueResumption of the menu where a simmered local barbecue will be served all night. If you’re looking for a new boozy brunch spot, you can enjoy all you can drink from mimosas, margaritas, house beer, and wine for $ 40 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. and Sundays.
The wood-fired pizza paradise can be found at Pellegrino’s Pizza Bar and Restaurant. While pizzas are a must, Italian-American classics like fagioli soup, potato croquettes, eggplant parmigiana rustica are just a few of the other menu items you can choose from.
If you’re in the mood for authentic Thai food, try asian fusion thai boa. The cozy restaurant has all of its dishes cooked to order, so you are guaranteed to have fresh and hot plates when you dine at Boa. The restaurant offers catering on site but by reservation only, if you are not able to get a reservation in time for dinner no worries you can always get a Thai solution by ordering take out or you can take advantage of their delivery service available Thursday to Sunday.
Cappelletti Restaurant is a casual dining establishment that claims to have some of the best home cooked food in the East End. Their wide selection of Italian comfort food offers visitors plenty of options to feast on, including their famous focaccia sandwiches freshly made by the restaurant’s owners.
Stop by boat or car to The bell and the anchor, the restaurant is located off the Mill Creek Marina and offers a new American menu focused on seafood. Enjoy great meals in their inviting dining room or soak up the latest summer heat in their newly opened outdoor seating area. . The restaurant offers vegan options and offers daily specials, so there will be something for everyone!
Meet at your friendly neighborhood pub in MJ Dowling Steakhouse and Tavern. The restaurant offers an eclectic menu at reasonable prices for the enjoyment of the whole family! Every evening the restaurant has dinner specials to make their most popular dishes even more affordable. Starting at $ 26 a night with shrimps, Tuesday evening at a fixed price for pasta at $ 21, Wednesday evening fajita at $ 24, Thursday burger at $ 24 and $ 29 fixed pix are available on Friday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., finally you can end Sunday with $ 20 taco night. Noyac has a lot of options!
by Ruschmeyer, a Montauk staple for over 50 years, has become a new owner, offering guests an enhanced experience in a renovated space and with a whole new enhanced menu. Ruschmeyer’s offers coastal dishes from around the world made with fresh local ingredients, led by Executive Chef Salvatore Olivella. The menu includes a Neapolitan pizza from Ruschmeyer’s wood-fired oven and a range of Mediterranean seafood-focused dishes, like the Spanish octopus Gallega. Fan favorites include the watermelon salad, prosciutto and arugula pizza, and the New England lobster roll. They will be finished soon, so now is a good time to visit!
With a nod to tradition, Hallockville Farm Museum held its first jam and honey contest as part of its 40th national fair, held in late August, awarding blue ribbons and medals to the top judges’ picks in each category. “We were excited to bring an element of traditional food competition to the Country Fair and hope it becomes a regular part of the festivities,” said Roberta Shoten, General Manager of Hallockville Museum Farm. “Our East End community has so many talented people who create delicious food products that deserve to be recognized. “
Helen Mecagni from Bee Hollow Farms to Baiting Hollow for its harvest honey in early summer. Mecagni’s fall harvest honey came in second. Hallockville Honeys, produced from the farm museum beehives, was third in the honey competition. Laura Klahre from Blossom Meadow Farm at Cutchogue, won first place for its black raspberry jam. His strawberry jam won second place. Third place went to MaryAnne Huntington of Cutchogue for her strawberry and rhubarb jam. Seven varieties of jam were entered in the Hallockville competition. The jams were evaluated for appearance, texture, viscosity and taste in a blind trial.
Bites and bites: Bamboo, Southampton’s sushi spot, will open a small space location next to Mary’s Marvelous on Newtown Lane in East Hampton later this fall. Unfortunately, The Marvelous Mary will close this weekend, so stay tuned for more details on their future plans. Bamboo owner Michael Gluckman will be offering dumplings and noodle dishes for dinner and take out. Hampton chutney will occupy the Mary’s Marvelous space later this fall.
Fun facts about food: The pound cake is called pound cake because there was one pound of each ingredient in the original recipe. … The Mushroom Capital of the World is located at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. They are the biggest exporters of mushrooms, followed by California. … Wasabi is often just flavored horseradish!
Food quote: “There is no more sincere love than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
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