The James Beard Foundation, the country’s preeminent culinary organization, hosted its annual “Chefs & Champagne” benefit at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on Saturday, July 28. Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s Emmy award–winning “Top Chef,” was guest of honor.
L&W Market in Bridgehampton is holding a coat drive. Through December 31, L&W Market will be collecting lightly used or new coats, which will be donated to those in need on the East End through the local organization Maureen’s Haven. As a thank you for donating, L&W will offer a free cup of coffee to those donating coats.