Saturday, July 16 at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton is the first Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, an epicurean happening you don’t want to miss. Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, along with Rosanna Scotto as Master of Ceremonies, this tasting event, featuring the wineries and restaurants of the North and South Forks, is a people-watching opportunity.
There you will meet your favorite concierge doctor, Henry “Hank” Lawson, none other than the handsome Mark Feuerstein of “Royal Pains.” Feuerstein is one of Dan’s Ambassadors of Good Taste for the event. On the popular USA television series, Feuerstein plays a former New York City emergency room doctor with a conscience. After a wealthy hospital benefactor dies and Hank is wrongly blamed for it, saving a child instead, it’s time for Hank to find greener pastures. He becomes the Hamptons’ answer to treating the rich and famous. But Hank would rather treat the town’s less fortunate and so “HankMed’’ is born. Hank is a fish out of water with the Hamptons soiree crowd, hailing from New Jersey as he does. What does Hank think of all the fancy digs and gourmet food? He probably just wants a slice of pizza!
Feuerstein, for those of you who don’t get out much, has been delighting us with his face and talent for a while now. He has appeared in such films as What Women Want, Rules Of Engagement, and In Her Shoes, as well as TV shows “Sex and the City,” “The West Wing” and “Law And Order.”
He was born on June 8, 1971, in Manhattan. He is a graduate of Princeton and received a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, as well as L’Ecole Phillipe in France. Feuerstein is married to TV writer Dana Klein and they have three children, Frederic Jayden, Lilly Isabella and Addison Samantha.
What would a gourmet adventure be without a Real Housewife? Real or not, come see the beautiful Alex McCord, of “Real Housewives of New York City.” Alex will also be a Dan’s Ambassador for this tasting event. Alex is one busy housewife. Other than starring in the hot Bravo television reality show, she is co-author of a new book, Little Kids, Big City, with her husband, Simon van Kempen. The book is their diary of parenthood in the city, humorously instructing how to manage, maneuver and enjoy raising children. They have two, Johan and Francois, 5 and 7.
Though the “Housewives” don’t actually seem to be up much housewifery on the show, they spend a lot of time going head-to-head and verbally sparring over many issues. One episode had Alex holding her own with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, who insulted Alex’s taste in footwear. “You have on Herman Munster shoes,” LuAnn spat. “They’re Louis Vuitton shoes!” McCord answered.
Born in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 1973, Alex was raised in Kansas, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She attended Northwestern University and became a graphic designer, working for The Limited and Victoria’s Secret. Her husband, van Kempen, was General Manager of Hotel Chandler in NYC. He now has his own social media business within the hotel sector. Alex and Simon make their home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Come see Dr. Hank and Alex at Dan’s Taste Of Two Forks on Saturday, July 16, at 154 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton, 7:30-10 p.m. General admission is $150. A VIP reception starts at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $225. Proceeds go to East End food pantries through Have A Heart Community Trust. For more information, go to www.danstasteoftwoforks.com. [/expand]