July 3rd, 2013
The Pridwin Hotel cookout season kicks off tonight, Wednesday, July 3. We look forward to welcoming back our Shelter Island and North Fork friends who join us each year for our singular barbeque on the front lawn. Tonight we’ll be following it up with live music by the ever-popular dance floor movers, Majik (next week will see the return of east end roots rock legends, The Lone Sharks.)
What started out as ‘the chef’s night off’, has become a perenniel favorite that we just love and are honored to host. It did start out simple as a Wednesday night cookout with steamed clams, corn a few salads and a basic barbeque to cover for the chef’s day off. Over the year’s it just grew and evolved. We added a number of items such as mussels steamed in white wine, butter and garlic, peal-your-own shrimp, other salads, but perhaps most notably grilled tuna. We added the tuna when the Pridwin boat started bringing the tuna in fresh from our off-shore trips. That sure became popular! And we introduced some twists to other favorites, such as the kalbi ribs (using a recipe owner Dick Petry brought back from a trip to Hawaii). Need we mention…..the brownies?
We look forward to seeing our returning friends and making some new ones. These next two weeks are brimming with cookouts because of local fireworks displays. In addition to the Wednesday night cookouts, we’ll be hosting one this Saturday,July 6 and another on Saturday, July 13 for the Shelter Island Fireworks (fingers crossed)!