This year’s Love Bites benefit was held this past Saturday, January 20th at The Muses Southampton from 6:30-9:30p.m. The annual event raises money for Katy’s Kids at The Children Museum of the East End and The Scarlett Fund. Katy’s Courage honors the memory of Katy Stewart and The Scarlett Fund is in honor of Scarlett James. This well attended benefit included over a dozen restaurants and local catering companies serving of delicious bites and cocktails as well as a silent auction table at the center, entertainment by DJ Michael of East End Entertainment with the evening’s dress code as ‘a dash of red.’
Honorees for Love Bites 2018 were Brigid and Jim Stewart, The Independent Newspaper, and the Honorary Lead Chef was Rocco Dispirito. Chef Chairperson was Chef Peter Ambrose.
Local restaurants, catering companies, beverage companies, and bakeries that served up unforgettable bites included Smokin’ Wolf, The Bell & Anchor, Honest Restaurants and Catering, Sag Harbor Baking Company, Hampton Coffee Company, Khayyan Spanish Specialties, Events by Peter Ambrose, Almond, The Seafood Shoppe, A Kitchen 4 Liam, Insatiable Eats, Dreesen’s Donuts, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake, Saaz, Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Company, POPUP Conceptual Catering By Design, Chopin Vodka, Keith’s Nervous Breakdown, Montauk Brewing Company, Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Old Stove Pub, Rocco Dispirito, Buoy One, The Golden Pear, Cait’s Baked, and more.
My notable eats and drinks include Dreesen’s Donuts ‘Ladybug Donuts’ as a nod to Katy’s Courage, caramel popcorn by A Kitchen 4 Liam, Keith’s Nervous Breakdown’s Rum Punch cocktail, Cait’s Baked brownies, Sag Harbor Baking Company’s macarons, Khayyan Spanish Specialties/Events by Peter Ambrose’s Paella, Insatiable Eats’s Duck Gnocchi, POPUP’s tacos, and The Golden Pear’s Lobster Mac & Cheese.
Donors for the Silent Auction included a gym membership to Hamptons Gym Corp, an overnight stay at Mill House Inn, housecleaning by C’s Home Management, and more.
Ticket prices started at $125. Sponsorships started at $1000. Katy’s Courage works with supporting Katy’s Kids at CMEE Center for Grieving Children and Adolescents, and The Scarlett Fund focuses on Restoring Childhood through Children’s Cancer Research.