The Hamptons 2017 Random Bites
We took a nice trip to the Hamptons last week (Long Island) and a visit to the North Fork. Those of you who follow me on instagram know my every move.
Yes, you will see a lot of movers and shakers on the South Fork (Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sagaponack all the way to Montauk) but who cares about them.....just do your own thing.
There are some great wineries to visit; delicious local produce along with fashionistas and beautiful gardens. We like to beach it and keep it low key.....but of course, you can helicopter in for the weekend, if that's your style. ;)
The North Fork has a totally different vibe.
Mattituck, Greenport, Jamesport....all on the Long Island Sound (vs. the Atlantic Ocean in the Hamptons).
It's quiet and natural, with a chill hipster vibe. Cool bakeries, farm stands, wineries and agriculture abounds.
You choose whichever suits your tastes best. If you like white jeans and Louboutins, then you'll like the Hamptons.
If you like jeans and t-shirts and Birkenstocks, then the North Fork is for you.
We took a tour and wine tasting at Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack .....it really is beautiful, like visiting the Napa Valley on Long Island.
Their rose wine "Summer in a Bottle" was super popular this season and is all sold out.
A great seat to have some small plates and a flight of wine and watch the sun go down.
Silver's is a famous luncheonette in Southampton and serves the BEST BLT on the planet. Served on Eli's toasted bread with summer tomatoes, bacon and mayo.
It is probably the best BLT of your life (and mine)....the price tag? $27.
But it's HUGE and two people can share it.....and it is the Hamptons......(I am justifying).
I am still dreaming about it.
Also located in Southampton is Tate's Bake Shop.
You can find their delicious cookies in most east coast supermarkets, but here, they are fresh baked, and the pies and cakes are delicious!
Get ready to stand in line, and remember, they take cash only.
We rented a cool turn of the century potting shed in Southampton for the week, sort of like rustic "glamping" with updated furnishings, daily maid service, and a nice patio to relax and a greenhouse to eat breakfast. Loved it.
Thanks for coming along.
Now back to cooking.