The summer season will once again be highlighted by a pair of legendary culinary celebrations in the Hamptons.
The James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne will feature delicious seasonal tastings from over 40 chefs. It is set for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the stunning, sustainably-farmed Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY.
As part of the James Beard’s year-long “Rise” celebration, the Hamptons event will serve as a salute to the countless ways the food community rises to meet the world’s challenges and makes it a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable place for all. Held on this annual culinary highlight of the Hamptons summer season will showcase chefs who embody the leadership and commitment that JBF supports every day through its many programs including Awards, Women’s Leadership, Impact programs, and Scholarships, including the announcement of the 2018 recipient of Christian Wölffer Scholarship at Chefs & Champagne.
Once again the event will host an all-star lineup of New York City chefs including Alex Baker of Yves, Aquavit’s Emma Bengtsson, Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis of Root & Bone, The Stone House at Clove Lakes’ Peter Botros, PJ Calapa of Scampi, Jessica Craig of L’Artusi, Suzanne Cupps’ Untitled at the Whitney, Rotisserie Georgette’s Georgette Farkas, Nicole Gajadhar of Saxon + Parole, Citarella’s Joe Gurrera, Patti Jackson of Delaware and Hudson, Shuko’s Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, Sarabeth Levine of Sarabeth’s, Sen Sakana’s Mina Newman, Ayesha Nurdjaja of Shuka, Rahi’s Chintan Pandya, Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli of Don Angie, La Palapa’s Barbara Sibley, Roxanne Spruance of Kingsley, Vic’s Hillary Sterling, Almond’s Jason Weiner and Emily Yuen of Bessou.
On July 21st, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks will take center stage.
With the backdrop of Fairview Farm at Mecox, celebrating its 8th year as the creme de la creme of the Hamptons event summer scene, Taste of Two Forks continues to proudly spotlight the bounty of both the North and South Forks, featuring tastings from over 45 top restaurants, chefs and purveyors.
Dan’s Taste of Summer, produced by Manhattan Media’s Dan’s Papers, has quickly become the largest epicurean event series on Long Island, hosting upwards of 4,000 food-and wine lovers annually. Since the first Dan’s Taste of Two Forks in 2011, Dan’s Taste of Summer’s other three signature events— GrillHampton (taking place on July 20th), Chefs of the North Fork (July 7th) and MonTaco (August 4th)— have become can’t-miss nights on the jam-packed Hamptons summer social calendar. In 2016, the Dan’s Clambake MTK at Gurney’s Montauk was added to bring a beachside flair to the Dan’s Taste of Summer lineup.