First Look: The Foodie-Focused Topping Rose House
June 27, 2012 | Talk of the Town
Picture this: The sun is setting in Bridgehampton, you have a glass of wine in hand and are chatting on a wraparound porch, biding your time until dinner at Tom Colicchio’s new place, just steps away. This will all be possible when Topping Rose House—a historic Bridgehampton home turned luxe, food-focused inn—opens in late August.
The former Bull's Head Inn at the corner of Route 27 and the Sag Harbor Turnpike is being carefully renovated to become a 22-room retreat and spa within walking distance to everything we love about Bridgehampton, from Almond and Pierre's to Loaves & Fishes Cookshop and C&W Mercantile. Millions have been poured into the renovation of the Greek Revival-style mansion, built in 1842 for Judge Abraham Topping Rose and his family.
The entire property evokes sweet Southern hospitality, especially when it comes to dining. Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio joined owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell to head up the restaurant, which he says will focus on vegetables and produce grown on the property’s one-acre farm.
Topping Rose House will be open year-round so guests can enjoy the Hamptons beyond spring and summer and into the colorful fall and quiet, cozy winter. It will debut with seven rooms, Colicchio’s restaurant, bar, and a Barn for entertaining. An additional 15 rooms will be added in late 2012.