Friday, September 9, 2016

Gala in the Garden Slow Food East End Benefit for Long Island Homegrown, September 10th

"’Slow Food East End and great wine! Who can refuse?’” wrote my dear friend Anne Howard.

Anne wrote, “As Chair of Slow Food East End, I want you to know about our “Gala in the Garden” at Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor on Saturday, September 10th.

Chef Colin Ambrose, cooking in tandem with Chef Paul Del Favero, will prepare dinner for 100 guests, served in Estia’s beautiful garden. An auction of limited edition wines donated by Long Island wineries and celebrity chefs will follow dinner.”

The Gala benefits three non-profits that make a difference in the lives of people on the East End:

ALS Ride For Life – in honor of the late ​Gerry Hayden of the North Fork Table & Inn a great, great chef - a James Beard Foundation award nominee several times, a The Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook featured chef - along with his award-winning partner and wife and authorq Claudia Fleming - an inspiration to so many of us

• Slow Food East End - promoting good, clean, and fair food for all

• Project Most – an after school program for children on the South Fork

The honorees are ​Tom and Mary Morgan, Ted Conklin - another esteemed Homegrown featured food leader who launched Slow Food East End and owner and passionate restaurateur of our beloved, iconic: The American Hotel, and Kate Plum, Founders of Slow Food East End.

The evening will begin in Estia's beautiful garden with music, elegant hors d'oeuvres, wine and craft beer. On the way to the garden, you'll walk through a special East End wine cellar, a collection of limited edition bottles signed by East End winemakers which will be put up for auction later in the evening.

At the dinner that follows, 100 guests will sit down to a festive multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Ambrose, cooking in tandem with Chef Paul Del Favero of Harbor Market & Kitchen. The dinner will feature local ingredients prepared by two of the East End's more remarkable chefs.

The evening's entertainment will continue with a limited edition wine auction. Curated by Michael Cinque of Amagansett Wines & Spirits and Chef Ambrose, the auction will provide an opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind bottles signed by celebrity chefs who loved and admired Chef Hayden, as well as wines produced by the most respected Long Island winemakers.

"GALA IN THE GARDEN" offers an evening of handcrafted food and beverages, the excitement and fun of a wine auction, and the chance to celebrate the best of the East End while raising awareness and funds to support ALS Ride for Life, Slow Food East End, and Project Most.

Please join this special evening. Please share this event with friends who are interested in a unique dining experience plus a one-of-a-kind wine auction. If you can’t attend, I encourage you to make a donation. This is Key!!!

Event: "GALA IN THE GARDEN," hosted by Chef Colin Ambrose, Jessica Ambrose & Estia's Little Kitchen. Chef Ambrose will be cooking in tandem with Chef Paul Del Favero of Harbor Market & Kitchen

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time: Wine tasting, hor d'oeuvres & music in the garden at 6:00 pm, followed by a multi-course dinner and a limited edition wine auction
Location: Estia's Little Kitchen, 1615 Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Turnpike, Sag Harbor, New York 11963

Tickets: $350 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required. Space is limited. For additional information, please email

To purchase tickets, please click here on the Slow Food East End website.

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