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Foodstuffs: Restaurant Openings, Mother’s Day Treats and a New Meat Store

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Enchanté, a French-inspired bistro, opened May 5 in the former Red Bar space in Southampton. EHP HOSPITALITY GROUP

Enchanté, a French-inspired bistro, opened May 5 in the former Red Bar space in Southampton. EHP HOSPITALITY GROUP

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

New this season is Mavericks, a steakhouse with water views in Montauk. MICHELLE MCSWAIN

Persa, a cocktail for spring from Elaia Estiatorio. COURTESY ELAIA ESTIATORIO

Persa, a cocktail for spring from Elaia Estiatorio. COURTESY ELAIA ESTIATORIO

The sunset view at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICK'S ON THE HARBOR

The sunset view at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICK'S ON THE HARBOR

Tuna tostadas at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICK'S ON THE HARBOR

Tuna tostadas at Bostwick's on the Harbor. COURTESY BOSTWICK'S ON THE HARBOR

authorStaff Writer on May 8, 2023

An Afternoon With the Authors of ‘The Hamptons Kitchen’

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. So give Mom a special gift for Mother’s Day — tickets to join Hillary Davis and Stacy Dermont, friends and co-authors of the award-winning book “The Hamptons Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes Pairing Land and Sea,” as they talk about their cookbook at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor on the following Sunday, May 21.

The event, “An Afternoon at Baron’s Cove,” includes a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and dessert and is presented by Friends of the John Jermain Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will be able to sample some of the authors’ recipes, as well as honey from Sag Harbor Honey. There will also be herbs for sale and food related items in an auction. A representative from The East End Food Institute will be on hand too to discuss the work they do with local farmers.

Price of admission is $125 which includes one alcoholic beverage, soft drinks, and substantial appetizers such as Pat LaFrieda sliders, chicken meatballs with teriyaki glaze and shrimp with cocktail sauce, all followed by a dessert table with coffee.

Although copies of “The Hamptons Kitchen” are not included in the price of the event, books will be available for purchase and signing and make wonderful house gifts. Purchase of admission is a charitable contribution to support equipment and programs at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Baron’s Cove is located at 31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Tickets are available at johnjermain.org eventbrite.com/e/book-and-food-event-with-cookbook-authors-hillary-davis-and-stacy-dermont-tickets-602988092617.

Sparkling Wines for Mother’s Day

Toast to Mom this Mother’s Day with a visit to Sparkling Pointe — the only winery on the North Fork fully dedicated to sparkling wines. On Sunday, May 14, the Sparkling Pointe Tasting House offers seating from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and with a tasting flight featuring four expertly crafted Sparkling Pointe wines paired with a selection of beautiful pastries from the local bakeries across the North Fork. The cost is $40 per person and available on Resy. Advance tickets are required and seating is limited. Sparkling Pointe members will enjoy a complimentary glass of Topaz Imperial Rosé after the tasting flight.

Mother’s Day Menus

Calissa Hamptons in Water Mill (1020 Montauk Highway, 631-500-9292, calissahamptons.com) will offer a Mother”s Day brunch menu full of seafood and Greek dishes to impress for $55 per person with a selection of one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. The menu can be upgraded to two hours of bottomless mimosas, bellinis, or straight up with French bubbles for $45 or Veuve Clicquot Champagne for $65. Reserve on the website.

Navy Beach in Montauk (16 Navy Road, 631-668-6868, navybeach.com/montauk) will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special three course prix fixe menu on Sunday, May 14. Mothers will receive a complimentary sparkling wine with their meal. The three-course menu is $55 plus tax and gratuity, and will be served from noon to 8 p.m. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Curated Fine Meats Opens in Wainscott

Coming to Wainscott this season is Curated Fine Meats, a new, high-end gourmet food store created by Justin Aronoff, the founder of Center Cuts butcher shop.

Curated Fine Meats opened its doors on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on May 3, and will host its grand opening on Saturday, May 13. The store is a crown jewel in the Center Cuts portfolio of brands, and has the feeling of a designer space with refrigerated cases built into the walls and a “jewel” case showcasing Wagyu beef, dry-aged beef and other fine curated products.

Curated Fine Meats will be the premiere purveyor of quality meat products specializing in a complete line of premium hand selected and curated items. All these meats will come vacuum-sealed and “ready to go.” Curated Fine Meats will also offer a selection of quality grocery items including a full array of sauces and marinades from local and regional culinary businesses with a reputation for fine ingredients, flavor and unsurpassed quality.

Justin Aronoff began his career by working in butcher shops as a teenager. He opened the first Center Cuts butcher shop in 2014 in Roslyn Heights at age 19. He opened a second Center Cuts in Mattituck in 2021 and the two stores have quickly gained a following across Long Island. Now with Curated Fine Meats, he is bringing a whole new concept to the East End.

Curated Fine Meats is located at 338 Montauk Highway in Wainscott. For more information, visit curatedfinemeats.com.

A New Wine Bar in Sag Harbor

New York City’s Vin Sur Vingt wine bar is coming to the East End and will open Memorial Day weekend. Led by founder Sebastien Auvet, part of a new breed of wine lovers whose focus is on simplicity, authenticity, and value, the new Sag Harbor bistro — open for lunch and dinner —will feature an extensive list of a continuously rotating collection of 250 wines, with over 40 different wines by the glass coupled with a French bistro menu.

In addition, Auvet has partnered with a world renowned mixologist who will create VSV’s first-ever French-inspired craft cocktail menu.

For those who want to learn more about French wine, it’s a match made in heaven. The regularly rotating wine menu is carefully selected from regions like Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Alsace, Languedoc, Bourgogne and even Corsica. And don’t worry if you have little to no knowledge of wine. The staff will guide you through ordering the right glass or bottle paired perfectly with a gourmet charcuterie or fromage selection.

The French bistro menu, inspired by Auvet’s grandmother, is designed to engender the atmosphere of an intimate, authentic bistro-a-vin in France. After spending some time there, enjoying the food and wine, and listening to nostalgic French songs, you will feel transported to all things French and yearn to visit Paris for a little romance and adventure. A special perk for the night owls — if you stay past 10 p.m., enjoy VSV’s late night happy hour featuring 25 percent off any bottle of wine until closing.

So, raise a glass and welcome Vin Sur Vingt just in time for summer.

Vin Sur Vingt is located at 29 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Visit vsvwinebars.com or call 631-458-2316 for more information.

Enchanté Opens Its Doors in Southampton

Enchanté, a new, modern French-inspired bistro, opened May 5 in Southampton Village. Housed in the former Red Bar space, the restaurant is operated by HP Hospitality Group.

Combining the rich experiences of both Parisian brasseries and seaside dining in the South of France, Enchanté features signature items like a rainbow trout amandine, classics like French onion soup and escargot, salad Lyonnaise and a selection of frites such as whole lobster or mussels. A semi-private dining room will play host to intimate celebratory moments, while at the bar, patrons will have a front row seat to classic cocktails and endless pours of wine, both old world and new.

Enchanté (French for “nice to meet you”) is a modern French-inspired bistro from the team behind Sí Sí in East Hampton, and combines the rich cinematic experiences of both Parisian brasseries and leisurely dining in the South of France. The revived restaurant boasts a timeless, romantic design by HLC Creative Group which has animated a sense of nostalgia through a palette of taupes, grays and pops of citrus orange, textured natural linens mixed with silk velvets, and silver and brass accents from mid-century France.

Enchanté is located at 210 NY-27A, Southampton. Visit enchantebistro.com for more information.

Beacon Ramps Up for the Season

The Beacon, Sag Harbor’s summertime mainstay, will open for its 25th season on Wednesday, May 17. Dinner service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and reservations are recommended and can be made 10 days in advance. The menu will feature old school favorites, as well as delicious specials. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 631-725-7088. Beacon is located at 8 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. For details, visit beaconsagharbor.com.

Mavericks Steakhouse Opens in Montauk

Mavericks, a stylish modern steakhouse with a focus on fresh East End produce and seafood, and a deep commitment to hospitality, opened in Montauk on May 5. From managing partner Vanessa Price (wine director of Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort Hotel and author of the wine pairing book “Big Macs & Burgundy”) and James Beard-nominated chef Jeremy Blutstein (previously of Crow’s Nest and Showfish at Gurney’s Star Island), Mavericks reimagines the traditional steakhouse with local Montauk seafood and produce, alongside a wide variety of steaks and an unmatched, extensive wine selection from around the world. Jarhn Blutstein, chef’s wife and former beverage director for the Gurney’s Montauk Group, has designed the cocktail program with an emphasis on the classics, and a few new twists. Desserts are from chef Rémy Ertaud (previously of the three Michelin starred Lé Pré Catelan in Paris).

With each table offering unobstructed views of Fort Pond (which is a hidden gem with over three miles of shoreline), Mavericks exudes a sense of warm coastal luxury and brings a totally new dining experience to the East End.

Designed in collaboration between Architecture Outfit and Damon Liss Design, Mavericks boasts westward-facing floor-to-ceiling windows that line more than half of the restaurant, offering rare sunset views. The space is easily transformed from day to night with 200 seats including an outdoor patio that sits alongside the pond, as well as a sleek indoor dining room and bar.

Diners walk in through an entryway lined with a wall made from oyster shells, before entering an airy dining and bar area. The split-level dining room space features double bleached walnut walls adorned with paintings reflecting the water surroundings, as well as one original Andy Warhol screen print from his Cow series, and a shark sculpture from contemporary artist RISK.

The 12-seat bar with custom leather stools overlooks the lower dining area which features banquette seating. The design is further elevated through unique touches such as lighting by the esteemed Kugler Ning (who created lighting for Fotografiska New York, 1 Hotel South Beach, Carnegie Hall and more) a custom light fixture by Architecture Outfit created to look like the Taurus constellation, hand milled walnut paneling, and hand-stained ash floors to further emulate the water.

The 40 seat outdoor patio will house lounge and full dining seating with sail shades and outdoor rugs for a cozy, coastal setting.

“After five years of working on this project, it is incredible to be at the point that we are opening our doors to the public,” said Vanessa Price. “We are so proud to have an accomplished team, who put in such great effort into the food and service, and outstanding design that is unparalleled for the area. While a steakhouse is a tale as old as time, hopefully Mavericks provides a fresh perspective. Surf and turf is who we are, and the story we tell.”

Mavericks is at 51 South Edgemere Street in Montauk. Leading up to Memorial Day, Mavericks is open for dinner Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will then be open for lunch, après-beach and dinner. For more information, visit mavericksmontauk.com or call 631-668-8506.

Persa Perfection

Elaia Estiatorio, the Greek-inspired restaurant at 95 School Street in Bridgehampton, is now serving its new Persa cocktail. A fresh, tangy mix of Kleos Mastiha, Giffard Lychee, fresh-squeezed lemon, sweet pineapple juice and Q Greek grapefruit soda, it’s perfect for spring and now in season. Want to try making it a home? Here’s the recipe.

Persa by Elaia Estiatorio

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Kleos Mastiha

.75 oz Giffard Lychee

1 oz fresh squeezed lemon

.25 oz pineapple juice

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake. Pour over an ice-filled glass. Top with Q Greek grapefruit soda. Garnish with a slice of lemon and sprig of rosemary.

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