November 15, 2013 | East End Eats
Apple cider is the key ingredient in this decades-old recipe.
The Milk Pail has been churning out apple cider donuts since 1972, but not a single ingredient has been altered since the first confection was served hot from the fryer more than 40 years ago. “We haven’t changed anything,” says Jennifer Halsey Dupree, who co-owns the farm with sister Amy. “Everyone still loves them the way they are. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Dupree’s favorite way to enjoy the pastries are right out of the machine, dunked in some warm cider or coffee. 1346 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 537-2565
November 12, 2013 | by Samantha Yanks | Style & Beauty
This time of year, holiday parties fill our calendars. In preparation for the flurry of activity to come, pop into C. Wonder in Southampton and slip into a pair of velvet dinner slippers embroidered with opulent gold fox heads. Over in East Hampton, pick up the perfect hostess gift—hand-painted ornaments with metallic accents in Roberta Freymann’s signature prints—then dash over to Tiffany & Co. for a dazzling diamond and pearl mistletoe brooch, the perfect festive accent to any holiday attire. Then raise a glass with friends, old and new, and cheers to the New Year!
Mistletoe brooch in diamonds, tsavorites, and South Sea pearls in 18k white gold, Tiffany & Co. ($53,000). 53 Main St., East Hampton, 324-1700
November 11, 2013 | by christina pellegrini | Real Estate
As principal broker and owner of Hamptons Realty Associates, Denise Rosko has followed the real estate trends of the East End for 17 years, and according to this seasoned expert, offseason sales have steadily increased. “The days of the Hamptons being a summer-only destination are slowly diminishing,” says Rosko. “After Labor Day we find a lot of potential buyers who spent the summer here and realized they don’t want to leave.”
October 23, 2013 | by catherine park | Talk of the Town
Premiere hotel/restaurant Topping Rose House hosts a three-hour family-friendly Halloween fête this Saturday, October 26 in the property’s barn. The afternoon celebration (noon-3 p.m.) gives guests a chance to participate in a costume parade, and enjoy activities like cookie decorating, trick or treating, and pumpkin painting. Light refreshments, such as snacks and apple cider, will also be available. Admission is free.
Even if you can’t make it on Saturday, stop by Topping Rose House to try the new five-course tasting menu ($95) from chef de cuisine Ty Kotz. The offerings skew seasonal and local with dishes like cheese pumpkin agnolotti with duck confit and pecorino sardo; roasted and braised wagyu beef served alongside norwis potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and shallots; and a dessert of chocolate pumpkin tart decked with salted caramel buttercream and candied pumpkin seeds. Optional wine pairings are available for $65 each. One Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton, 537-0870