This weekend is Memorial Day, which marks the beginning of the Hamptons 2015 season.
Before venturing to Long Island’s East End, here are a few things to know, courtesy of Lawlor Media Group and their clients and friends.
1. New Location – Osteria Salina
There’s a stunning new location for the established masters of Sicilian cuisine at Osteria Salina. After three years of creating a loyal following and serving authentic Sicilian dishes highlighting the specialties of Salina, located in the Aeolian islands, Osteria Salina has moved from 95 School Street in Bridgehampton to 108 Wainscott Stone Road in Wainscott.
The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location, known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta. Enjoy the Georgica Room with panoramic views of bucolic Georgica Pond.
Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle-like fireplace and hand hewn beams. Osteria Salina features a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and will continue its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality.
Set to open this Memorial Day weekend, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, Osteria Salina can now accommodate private events; guests will enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge and dine in one of its many old world dining rooms.
Located at 108 Wainscott Stone Road Wainscott, NY
For More Information: www.osteriasalina.net
2. New Amenities – Southampton Inn
New this season: renovated guest rooms, the new ballroom for your perfect Hamptons wedding or corporate retreat, and a new outdoor patio for socializing are all part of the allure of the new Southampton Inn this summer 2015.
Hungry for more? Then why not experience breakfast, lunch, and now dinner at the reinvigorated Café Oso, under the talented hand of Chef Peter Ammar, serving small plates using local fish and farm produce daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Boasting several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved.
Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.
Located at 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY
For More Information: www.southamptoninn.com
New Service – Swifty’s Catering
The summer social season in the Hamptons is not for the faint-hearted. A whirl of high-profile events between Memorial Day and Labor Day enable New Yorkers to keep up with one another in the quaint though fast paced Hamptons scene.
For the host and hostess of these events there is the challenge of meeting the high expectations of a New York audience in terms of service and quality of cuisine amongst the hedgerows and ocean dunes. Sometimes you just wish for those New York City touches which could make the difference for you (or the guests you are entertaining) during the idyllic summer months. Now consider Swifty’s Events – bringing the same level of service and quality of cuisine from New York to meet your every catering need in the Hamptons with clients ranging from Bergdorf Goodman to Architectural Digest to Harry Winston and De Grisogono.
Swifty’s Events has a team of expert staff and a wide variety of cuisine choices which can be brought specifically to make your event the event of the season. Swifty’s Events staff can cater the spectrum of events from an intimate dinner party, to larger scale weddings and functions anywhere on the East End and begin the party planning process with an extensive consultation to help you organize all the party components, from food to drinks to wait staff and any furnishings you might need to ensure the success of your festivities.
Swifty’s Events will serve with aplomb cocktails, pre-dinner delicacies such as spiced crab cakes with papaya chutney, miniature beef and pepper empanadas and tiny potato cakes with caviar and creme fraiche, to name a few. Lunch on the beach – a cinch, dinner – delightful!
For More Information: www.swiftysnyc.com/catering
4. New Product- Hamptons Salt
Salt is an essential nutrient, a flavoring ingredient for cooking world-wide, and yet has a much maligned reputation. Due largely to the industrial preparation of salt using chemical compounds, it has become a target for doctors concerned with the use of processed salt in industrialized food production. All this causes us to forget just how wonderful naturally raw, infused, or smoked salts can be to enhance and subtly change the flavor of our favorite summer dishes.
Peter Pierce of Hamptons Salt Company is on a mission to change our minds and educate our taste buds as to just how good naturally produced flavored salt can be.
Peter Pierce’s products consist of a diverse array of naturally produced salts including Hawaiian, Atlantic, Himalayan, French Fleur de Sel, and their classic Cooking Salt. Infused salts offer the possibility of enhancing a dish with a subtle flavoring ranging from a distinctive Black Truffle, to fiery Ghost Pepper, to subtle Lemon, and even Espresso for the coffee lover. Smoked salts offer connoisseurs a unique set of aromas – try the exquisite Smoked Mesquite, for example.
Not sure where to start ? Why not enjoy a gift box containing a specially curated set of salts for the Bartender, Globe Trotter, or even the Grill Master?
For More Information: www.hamptonssalt.com
5. Old Favorite – 75 Main
Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, 75 Main has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez with James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu of creative classics.
Tuck into seasonal items including watermelon salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; truffle crumb stuffed chicken breast with broccoli rabe and Portobello mushroom fries; or Mark’s Burger—a massive sandwich topped with onion-tomato jam, bacon, arugula, Gruyere, blue cheese and a secret sauce—then stay into the wee hours to toast the summer with specialty cocktails like the 75 Main Cosmopolitan or Tuscan Sunset Martini while well-known DJs spin the hottest tracks of the summer.
Located at 75 Main Street, Southampton, NY
For More Information: www.75main.com
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