Sweeping changes abound at this year’s Bridgehampton Polo—from new club partner Nacho Figueras to the increased emphasis on the sport itself—but none as delicious as the Tutto Il Giorno picnic lunches. Editor-in-chief Samantha Yanks caught up with Tutto owner Gabby Karan De Felice for a quick chat on Tutto’s Polo presence, her husband Gianpaolo’s involvement with Polo partner Zen Air, what’s new at both Tutto locations, and more. This Q&A is the first in a six-part series from our editor-in-chief that gives Hamptons readers an insider look at Polo.
What inspired you to get involved with Bridgehampton Polo this year? GABBY KARAN DE FELICE: My husband Gianpaolo De Felice is hosting polo with his company, Zen Air, a private management and charter. Naturally together with Tutto Il Giorno we believe it was the perfect marriage for the upcoming polo season.
What can those that order from the two Tutto Il Giorno picnic lunch menus expect to find? GKD: Fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto, and our very own locally bottled olive oils. For those who desire lighter fare, we’re offering Mediterranean-inspired hummus, tabouli, and tapenade.
What aspects from Tutto Il Giorno are incorporated into the tailgate picnics? GKD: We have taken the best ingredients we would want from our restaurant and created the ultimate Tutto tailgate experience.
Will guests at Tutto Il Giorno find anything new this season? GKD: Of course, our family will come together to watch the match, and there’s no Tutto without [executive chef/partner] Maurizio Marfoglia!
With the success of your Sag Harbor and Southampton locations, any plans for more restaurants? GKD: We have plans to open more—it will be a surprise!
Stay tuned every week during polo season on hamptons-magazine.com for a new Insider Polo Q&A.