Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities - Guild Hall

Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities

Florence Fabricant

STIRRING THE POT: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities
Hosted by Florence Fabricant

The 2022 offsite series began on August 7 at the highly anticipated 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 Farmer/Manager Marilee Foster and Head Distiller Matt Beamer, focused 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. Next it was off to Hayground School in Bridgehampton on August 28 with world-famous Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, including a ratatouille-making demonstration and sampling. The conversation with Ripert, who is also a local resident, focused on summer produce and his latest book Vegetable Simple, and was followed by a book signing and beer sampling by Sag Harbor’s new Kidd Squid Brewery. The series came to a close with a bonus STP on November 12 at the new Carissa’s Bakery in Sag Harbor. Florence took a spot behind the counter with founder Carissa Waechter and head baker Denis Bernard for a holiday pie-making demo, fancy meringue and all!

Talk, mozzarella-making demo, and lunch
Roberta’s Montauk (240 Fort Pond Road, Montauk)
$160-$200 ($144-$180 for Members)

Talk, cocktail-making demo, and Happy Hour
Sagaponack Farm Distillery (369 Sagg Road, Sagaponack)
$125 ($100 for Members)
Rain Date: 8/22

Talk, ratatouille demo, sampling, and Vegetable Simple book signing with Chef Eric Ripert, plus beer tasting by Kidd Squid
Hayground School (151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton)
$150 ($125 for Members)
With Book: $185 ($160 for Members)

Holiday Pie Primer with Carissa’s Bakery co-founder/Pastry Chef & Baker Carissa Waechter & head baker Denis Bernard.
Carissa’s Bakery (3 Bay Street, Sag Harbor)
$100 ($75 for Members)

Lead Sponsor: Ciuffo Cabinetry

Supporting Sponsors: Citarella and Landscape Details

Media Partner: The Purist

Theater Programming supported in part by The Schaffner Family Foundation and funding from The Melville Straus Family Endowment. Music Programming is supported in part by The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming.

Florence Fabricant, Photo: Fred Conrad for The New York Times