The only thing better than summer in the Hamptons is eating and cruising your way through the East End. With just a few weeks left before Labor Day weekend, make the most out of the summer by taking a culinary road trip. Here, we’ve curated your ultimate culinary road trip itinerary—complete with the perfect car for the drive and where to stop along the way.
With its sport car vibes, Audi’s newly redesigned S5 coupe is the perfect car for the occasion. Eye-catching design elements like a power dome hood and sculptural Platinum Gray Singleframe grille will turn heads wherever you go.
Where to Go for Breakfast: Sag Harbor
Kick off your culinary road trip by getting in your S5 coupe and revving up the 354-hp turbocharged engine. Its automatic transmission goes from 0 to 60mph in 4.4 seconds, which means you’ll arrive at Baron’s Covefor breakfast in no time. Enjoy the views of the harbor while you’re digging into buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast, or organic smoked salmon. Wash it all down with orange juice before hopping back into your S5 coupe and sinking into the car’s buttery soft nappa leather interior. Baron's Cove, 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 844-227-6672
Where to Go for Lunch: East Hampton
The next stop: East Hampton. The drive will be utterly relaxing thanks to four-way lumbar adjustment. And did we mention there’s a massage function? You’re in for one comfortable ride. Get the whole Hamptons road trip experience by opening up the panoramic sunroof and feeling the sunshine on your skin and the wind blowing through your hair.
Roll up to Babbette’s for a healthy lunch with your favorite music blasting from the Bang & Olufsen sound system. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio and order fish tacos, sea scallops, or a hearty Moroccan spiced turkey burger all made with organic and local ingredients. And don’t leave without quenching your thirst with a yummy watermelon juice or a smoothie. Babbette's,66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-329-5377
Where to Go for Dinner: Montauk
The culinary road trip continues with a drive to Montauk. With the S5 coupe’s luxe leather-wrapped three-spoke flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel, the driver is completely in charge. The virtual cockpit takes a road trip to another level thanks to its MMI navigation system complete with Google Earth, traffic, weather, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Scarpetta Beach in Montauk is the place to be for dinner on the East End. The Italian restaurant offers sweeping ocean views that only make the food taste that much better. Cap off your culinary road trip with braised octopus, pasta, black cod, or filet mignon and a glass or two of rose. End on a sweet note with valrhona chocolate cake oozing with butterscotch and caramel gelato. After dinner, drive into the sunset flashing the S5 coupe’s gorgeous LED headlights and taillights. Now that’s what we call a #foodtrip. Gurney's Montauk, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631-668-2345