Hamptons Restaurant Week is upon us again. Yippee!
This year’s promotion runs through Sunday, April 10. All participants will offer a special three-course prix fixe menu, with three options per course, for $27.95. Participants include: Nick & Toni’s, Fresno and 1770 House in East Hampton; Baron’s Cove, Page at 63 Main, Bell & Anchor and Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor; Red Bar and Shippy’s in Southampton; 1 North Steakhouse, Rumba Cowfish and Sundays on the Bay in Hampton Bays; Dockers and Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue; and The Patio in Westhampton Beach. Ooh, and there’s even more on the North Fork. Click here for all participating eateries. Now, where shall we make rezzies?
Can’t get enough of a great thing? Have no fear. Long Island Restaurant Week will be held from April 17 through April 24. Enjoy!
More good news. According to the North Forker, Claudio’s will be back! The Greenport institution, which has been reportedly purchased, will open for the season on Tuesday, April 1. Here’s more info from past posts.
Oooh, and Bostwick’s Chowder House opens for the 2016 season on Thursday, April 7. Best fish tacos ever.
Come next Tuesday, April 12, Almond in Bridgehampton will throw a party celebrating 15 years in the Hamptons. The milestone will be marked with a cocktail party from 7 to 9 p.m. Passed hors d’oeuvres, highlighting favorite items from the last 15 years, and cocktails will be served featuring donations from Amber Waves Farm, Southern Wine & Spirits, Channing Daughters Winery and Paumanok Winery. Tickets are only $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds will benefit local photographer Eric Striffler who recently lost his home to a fire.
The Golden Pear has two new reasons to celebrate. The East End restaurant chain has been named as a charter member of the Fred Bollaci Enterprises and Global Healthy Gourmet international family of healthy gourmet destinations. I’m not really sure exactly what that means but it’s happy news, they say. Additionally, all four locations–Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor and East Hampton–will now offer a Healthy Kids Breakfast & Lunch Menu. Good.
Eats at Topping Rose will officially pass. The former Tom Colicchio-run restaurant will change hands to Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Sad about one and can’t wait to try out the other!
Sadly, we’ve lost a few local boîtes, including Winston’s in East Hampton, Fresh Hamptons in Bridge and Harlow and Doppio in Sag Harbor. It’s always a bummer to hear about when something that people work so hard for fails. Gossip is that Michael Gluckman and Shane Dyckman will be opening up a joint called The Service Station in the old Winston’s/Nichol’s spot and Ron Perelman will create an East End outpost of Le Bilboquet from the city in the former Harlow/B.Smith’s waterside space. No word on the Fresh or Doppio spots yet.
Lastly, here’s some news from the East Hampton Supervisor’s Office:
Four staff members from Ruschmeyer’s restaurant in Montauk pled guilty on March 28, 2016 to charges stemming from a staff beach party this past summer that left litter strewn about Navy Beach in Montauk. As part of the plea arrangement, each defendant was fined $1,500 dollars by the Honorable Steven Tekulsky in East Hampton Justice Court.
“This was an egregious transgression by the staff of a local business,” said Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. “These significant fines, totaling $6,000, are a testament to the fact that the Town will not condone such reckless disregard for our natural resources.”
Other defendants had previously pled guilty and paid smaller fines on camping and littering charges, but the four who pled guilty on March 28—Tyler Aposhian, Fiona Bourke, Johnathan Crowley, and Dylen Power—were the ringleaders responsible for the party.
“To their credit, the management of Ruschmeyer’s addressed the situation as soon as they became aware of the actions of their staff, but honestly, it was too little, too late. There is no excuse for the beach to ever be placed in that condition,” Supervisor Cantwell said.