The annual tasting event to benefit Katy’s Courage returns

Cue Love Bites




Katy Stewart’s courage lives on throughout the East End community. On Saturday, February 29, Love Bites, a culinary event with ticket sales furthering pediatric cancer research and grief counseling, will be held at The Bridgehampton Community House.

Founded in 2005 by Linda Shapiro to benefit the Gilda’s Club of the East End, a start-up cancer organization, the Love Bites event returned in 2015 with proceeds benefiting The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, and from 2016 on, Katy’s Courage has been the charity of choice.

Katy’s Courage is a not-for-profit honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational young girl who died from liver cancer at age 12. Proceeds raised for the organization benefit local scholarships, pediatric cancer research, and bereavement counseling of Katy’s Kids at Children’s Museum of the East End.

“Love Bites is always a great way to kick off Katy’s Courage event season,” Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart, Katy Stewart’s parents, commented. “We’re expecting a great turn out and always love seeing our community come together for such a great cause.” The event will be held from 7 to 11 PM at 2368 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

The event brings out a variety of food for tasting. This year’s participating vendors include A Kitchen for Liam, Art of Eating, Bell and Anchor, Bostwicks, Coche Comedor, Elegant Affairs, Events by Peter Ambrose, Golden Pear Café, Grace and Grit, Green Hill Kitchen, Peconic Gold Oysters, Saaz, Smokin Wolf BBQ, Silver Spoon Specialties, The Clubhouse, The Mill House, Von Salad Farms, Dreesen’s Donuts, Hampton Coffee Company, Jerri’s Cakery and Confections, Sag Harbor Baking Company, Diplomatico Rum, Montauk Brewing Company, and Cellier Wines Distributing. All to celebrate a young girl and the legacy she left behind.

New this year, Events by Peter Ambrose will be doing a special “Cue Area,” outdoor barbecue under a tent, with other East End chefs. Guests can expect ribs, brisket, short rib brisket hash, root vegetables, oysters, and more. “I live and work by the motto of ‘living life summer inspired’ and what better way to do that then let some of the Hamptons’ best pit masters and team Hampton Grill members bring a little summer time food to a wintertime event,” Ambrose said.

Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125. There will be music by DJ Michael and East End Entertainment, a silent auction, a golfer’s ultimate dream raffle, and bites from numerous chefs.

Visit www.katyscourage.org for tickets and more information.

nicole@indyeastend.com