June 10, 2013 | by BETH LANDMAN
Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alva's all natural cookies for dogs
Out east, everyone seems to be a foodie, shopping for the freshest fruits and vegetables, dining on just-caught seafood, and nibbling on gourmet treats. The Hamptons canine population is keeping pace with its human companions: pet chefs are shopping the markets and whipping up feasts, and new treats resemble those of fancy patisseries. Even local restaurants are offering dog menus. Below, a few selections for our pampered pups:
The Hamptons Cookie Collection
Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alava, owner of Manhattan’s The Dog Store, have teamed up to design a box of all natural cookies baked by Bosco and Roxy’s in Ontario. Each cookie is named after a hamlet, and designed accordingly. Launched Memorial Day, they are already available at Maison 24, C.Wonder, Dylan's Candy Bar, Topping Rose House, c/o The Maidstone, the Amagansett Farmers Market, Kelly B., and The Lobster Roll.
June 07, 2013
The Le Fin cocktail, a spicy-sweet take on an Old-Fashioned
Le Bernardin chef and co-owner Eric Ripert is based in Manhattan, summers in the Hamptons, and trots the globe with onscreen/offscreen pal Anthony Bourdain. So naturally, Ripert had his bags packed and ready when Domaine de Canton president and owner John Cooper invited him to Vietnam, where the brand sources the fresh baby ginger in its toothsome, small batch French ginger liqueur.
June 05, 2013 | by BETH LANDMAN
Farm to table may be trendy, but it has been chef Todd Jacobs' food philosophy for 25 years. “When I started meeting farmers out here, I bought directly from them,’’ says the chef, who just opened a new restaurant, Fresh, in Bridgehampton's former Southfork Kitchen space.
Previously the chef behind Westhampton's shuttered Tierra Mar, Jacobs began his East End culinary career at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor. “It’s a little simpler and more straightforward than what I’ve done in the past, but I want to make food that people can eat every day,” says the chef on his new restaurant.
June 01, 2013
Marina Rutherfurd and Rafe Worthington’s quaint casual eatery, Station, has opened in East Quogue with a unique philosophy: “We are inviting people into a house as a very large and open-ended dinner party,” says Worthington. The duo has brought in acclaimed Argentinean chef Lucia Soria to cook the summer bounty of Long Island, creating simple cuisine in new American ways. The earthy, organic dishes include broccoli and blue cheese croquettes and marinated free-range chicken, served with mashed potatoes with toasted almonds and lemon zest. 412 Montauk Hwy., East Quogue, 996-4050
May 31, 2013
Elegant Affairs caterers put vegetables center stage.
For more than 18 years, Elegant Affairs President Andrea Correale has been the caterer of choice for Hamptonites such as Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel. Her bite-size offerings incorporate farmers market fruits and vegetables. “A lot of our menus are 70 percent vegetable, 30 percent meat and fish,” Correale says of her hors d’oeuvres, such as stuffed bell peppers (above) and watermelon-feta cubes. Despite a tendency toward healthy eating, “people are starting to eat more desserts now, but as smaller bites,” she says. She lists sugar and cinnamon pie-crust fries with compote dipping sauces, strawberry shortcake parfaits, and s’mores pipettes as Hamptons favorites. Southampton, 324-9825