July 14 heralds the return of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks (TOTF) event, which gives you ample time to prepare your palate and your waistline. Taste of Two Forks will showcase some of the biggest names in cuisine and wine. Restaurants participating in the event are among the finest on Long Island and include Georgica, 1770 House, Luce + Hawkins, Race Lane, Nick & Toni’s, Southampton Social Club, Cittanuova, Southfork Kitchen, 75 Main, Amarelle, Beaumarchais East Hampton, Navy Beach, Rumba Rum Bar, and Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More. The Two Forks Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Chef Gerry Hayden of North Fork Table & Inn. Hayden will be honored for his dedication to using local Long Island produce and ingredients, and his commitment to the community. Acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and apparel designer Nicole Miller will be hosting the night.
Jean-Georges has become a world-renowned chef, author and restaurateur. In addition to frequently visiting the Hamptons, he spends his time operating his many restaurants in the United States including Jean Georges, The Mark Restaurant, Spice Market, Mercer Kitchen, Perry St., and JoJo. All of his restaurants are three or four star. Abroad he owns Market Restaurant in France, Cafe Martinique and Dune in the Bahamas, Lagoon located in Bora Bora and Jean Georges Shanghai. TOTF falls on Bastille Day and what better way to celebrate than to have French native Jean-Georges host with his own French style. Hosting with Jean-Georges will be Nicole Miller, the new Food Critic of Dan’s Papers sister publication The Daily Dan.
Our TOTF charity partner, for the second year in a row, will be Have a Heart Community Trust, which provides relief in times of individual or family crisis to residents from Riverhead and east on both the North and South Forks.
Dan’s Papers would like to thank TOTF’s sponsors for their support. The Presenting Sponsor for the evening is Farrell Building Company. After leaving his job at the New York Mercantile Exchange in 1995, Joe Farrell began building homes, with a goal to build in the Hamptons. After building his first home in Brookville, he expanded eastward and established the area’s fastest growing building company. Farrell Building Company prides itself on innovative design and superior construction, with a customer first philosophy. They will also build an outdoor kitchen at Taste of Two Forks.
Citarella, Amstel Light, Town Residential, Loire Valley Wines, and Lincoln are all Platinum Sponsors. Established in New York in 1912 by Mike Citarella, Citarella has been catering to your every Italian need for 100 years. Citarella is ubiquitous in the city, but it wasn’t until the late 90’s that Citarella extended to the East End.
For over 140 years, Amstel has been brewing beer at its finest. Brewed in Amsterdam, the varieties include Amstel Light, Amstel Wheat and Amstel Abroad.
Founded in 2010 Town Residential provides unequaled customer service, transparency of information, neighborhood expertise and professional guidance. Town dedicates equal resources to all facets of the business; sales, new development marketing and rentals.
The Loire Valley Vineyards are located on a 300-mile stretch parallel to the Loire River in France. The Loire River is the last wild river in Europe and rises in the south and empties north into the Atlantic Ocean. Loire Valley wines are special in the fact that the vineyards are so vast that there are several different climates. The types of soil divide into five distinct regions.
Lincoln, a well-established name in luxury, will also be a platinum sponsor. Look for David Rattiner tooling around the area this summer, as he test drives a Lincoln.
The Gold Sponsors for the event will be the Hampton Jitney, Designs By DiMichael, Dutch Petals, Hampton Ambassador, Southampton Publick House, and Glaceau Smart Water.
Since 1974 the Hampton Jitney has provided luxury transportation between New York and the East End. The Jitney operates 365 days a year to provide thousands of people safe and timely travel between New York and the Hamptons.
-Dutch Petals buys directly from providers in South America and Europe to ensure you are provided with the best flowers possible at low prices. With locations throughout the metropolitan area and Long Island, Dutch Petals offers services to accommodate every situation including wholesale flowers, a floral design team and flower services.
Operated by the Hampton Jitney, the Hampton Ambassador provides luxury accommodations to make traveling feel more like a vacation. There are fewer seats so there is more legroom and space than any other competitive transportation service. The first class amenities include new release films, on-board attendants and 3G wireless Internet.
The East End’s first microbrewery restaurant, Southampton Publick House, provides Long Islanders with some of the finest handcrafted beer around. With a huge variety of bottled and on-tap beer, you won’t be thirsty while dining at this classic pub-style restaurant.
Glaceau’s Smartwater is as they say, “inspired by nature and enhanced by science.” In 1996 when the company was created, Smartwater was the pioneer in enhanced water. Now, Glaceau has expanded and is also the maker of Vitaminwater, Fruitwater, and Vitaminenergy.
The Taste of Two Forks Silver Sponsors include: Long Island Wine Country, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Plum TV and Paul Goerg Champagne.
The Long Island Wine Country consists of a council that is made up of 48 full members. This council works to unite the vineyards and wineries of Long Island to promote and develop the region’s wine industry. Just a few of its members include Sherwood House Vineyards, Wolffer Estate Vineyards and Comtesse Therese.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced by the first and the oldest legal distillery in Texas. Located in Austin, Texas, the old fashioned distillery was created by Tito Beveridge (his real name!). The vodka is microdistilled in an old-fashioned pot still six times. This method requires more time than new and modern ways of distilling but this time-honored method is worth it.
Plum TV offers a way to learn about events and activities going on in many vacation communities. It streams “the good life” 24/7.
Paul Goerg Champagne from Cote des Blancs, “the cradle of the greatest Champagne Chardonnays,” has a strict philosophy when it comes to the best-made Champagne. With values like: “A love of great Chardonnays and the purification of fine grapes,” “A bond with our land,” and “A sustainable, integrated, environmentally-friendly approach to winegrowing,” it’s no wonder Paul Goerg’s Champagne Chardonnays are some of the finest in the world.
Tickets and info: www.tasteoftwoforks.com.