Lead Food

Hampton Chutney Company is based in Amagansett Square
Gary and Isabel Kaplan MacGurn, the proprietors of Hampton Chutney, met in India after a bag of coconuts fell on her head. Durell Godfrey

Navy Beach in Montauk sponsored a chefs’ team-building event for the Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant group, with profits going to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation
Three teams of chefs from Barcelona Wine Bar competed with fish they caught off Montauk and local ingredients to see who could put together the best meal. This spread came from a team working with striped bass. Laura Donnelly
Glen Hill Jr., whose team won the “hook ’em and cook ’em” competition at Navy Beach in Montauk, sat with a selection of bluefish dishes. Laura Donnelly

Several melon varieties grow exceptionally well on the South Fork
Summer is not over yet, and the farm stands and markets still have plenty of our local and justifiably famous cantaloupes and watermelons. Laura Donnelly

This sister restaurant to the one in Sag Harbor has moved into what was the Meeting House
A window view of the dining room and bar at Wolffer Kitchen’s latest venue, in Amagansett Laura Donnelly
The grilled calamari salad at Wolffer Kitchen in Amagansett has tender and smoky rings and tentacles with arugula, orange slices, chiles, and other peppers. Laura Donnelly

Tiny and charming
Brussels sprouts with halloumi cheese Laura Donnelly
Bistro Eté is one of those jewels that inspire its fans to keep it a secret, lest they find it is booked solid when they try to return. Carrie Ann Salvi

Some of the more peculiar and obscure vegetables
Okra is one of several unusual crops popping up at South Fork farm stands such as Amber Waves. Laura Donnelly

The surprise was how good the food was, and how attentive the staff
Calissa’s pikilia assortment includes tzatziki, roasted eggplant dip, and kafteri, a mixture of roasted peppers and feta cheese.
The Lyra is a hot and refreshing blend of gin, jalapenos, cucumber, and rosemary.

The evening was everything one could hope for
The horseshoe bar remains but the interior of Elaia Estiatorio has been elegantly renovated. Laura Donnelly
Some of the dips offered at the restaurantLaura Donnelly
A warm atmosphereLaura Donnelly

Isn’t it time you tried some more exotic and unusual methods of serving this most favorite of summer staples?
Where better to enjoy a plate of Thai corn cakes with sweet chili sauce than overlooking the water? Laura Donnelly

A favorite shortcut in the summertime is to get a pie at a farm stand or market
The pies have it! After tasting a number of them from the East End, our panel of experts picked their favorites. Laura Donnelly Photos