By Mark Grimaldi, Director, Marketing and Events
On Monday, July 4, Luce & Hawkins Restaurant at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport will host an event that is sure to be talked about for quite some time: a 90-person ticketed event featuring local food, beverages and music.
Events similar to this have been done on the North Fork for years, but this event is different than anything else done.
Having been a professional musician in between being a James Beard and Food & Wine award-winning chef, Chef Keith Luce has always thought that music and food go hand in hand, and it has long been his desire to bring this combination to life at the restaurant and inn.
With my help and some other connections, they were able to get G. Love to sign on as the headlining act for a very special event on July 4. I work with Love’s sister, who imports French wines through Daniel Johnnes Selections and Michael Skurnik Wines. So I made a phone call to her and Love’s management. It wasn’t easy, but we made it happen.
The music lineup will start in the early afternoon with two opening acts, Bryce Larsen, a top-seven Finalist on American Idol season 9 and John Divello, who is set to release a studio album and is opening for the famous blues guitarist, Johnny Winter next month.
That's just the music -- which is pretty awesome. Chef Luce will be going above and beyond, as he usually does, with the food. He'll serve whole, roasted animals, local seafood and produce.
On hand will be the wines on tap of Gotham Project, with their very own Charles Bieler (of Three Thieves with Joel Gott, and Bieler Rosé fame) manning the custom kegging machine. They will be pouring Finger Lakes riesling as well as a North Fork chardonnay. Beers will be served by local south shore brewery, Great South Bay, who will be pouring their main beers as well as some small batch beers brewed just for the event.
Only 90 tickets were available when the event was first announced, but it's almost sold out..
Call the Inn at (631) 722-2900 and purchase your tickets with Tom or Michael. They will mail you your tickets once you make your reservation or you may come and pick them up.