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July 12, 2022—East Hampton, NY — Guild Hall (158 Main Street, East Hampton) has announced the return of their popular series of culinary conversations, Stirring the Pot, hosted by New York Times food and wine writer Florence Fabricant. The series, now in its 12th year, will take a new and exciting approach this season with three offsite events in August.

The series will begin on August 7 at the hot new Montauk outpost of the high-profile Brooklyn pizzeria, Roberta’s, with a conversation with the owner Brandon Hoy and a mozzarella-making demonstration, followed by a family-style lunch. The second installation, at Sagaponack Farm Distillery on August 21, with co-owner Marilee Foster and Head Distiller Matt Beamer, will focus on the Foster family’s 6th generation farm and the products that go into their spirits, the process of distilling, and a “happy hour” cocktail-making demo including drinks and snacks. The series finale will be held at Hayground School in Bridgehampton on August 28 with world-famous Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, includes a ratatouille-making demonstration and sampling. The conversation with Ripert, who is also a local resident, will focus on summer produce and his latest book Vegetable Simple. The program will be followed by a book signing and beer sampling by Sag Harbor’s new Kidd Squid Brewery.

“Organizing this year’s series at off-campus locations was a challenge,” says Florence Fabricant. “But the events we have been able to schedule, with the most generous participation of local culinary stars to support Guild Hall, promise to be exciting, informative, delicious, and fun!”

Talk, Mozzarella-Making Demo and Lunch* at Roberta’s in Montauk
240 Fort Pond Road, Montauk
Main Dining Room: $200 ($180 for Members) – Includes prime close-up seating, a Roberta’s gift bag including cookbook and Goldbelly gift card
Counter: $160 ($144 for Members) – Includes second level counter seating, a Roberta’s gift bag (excludes cookbook), and Goldbelly gift card
*Family-style lunch includes a charcuterie cheese plate, salad and 3 kinds of pizza, a glass of beer, wine, or soft drink, plus a dessert box from Citarella.




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