Lead Food

Eggplants can be tricky to store and prepare
Eggplant is best eaten a couple of days after harvesting and gets bitter the longer it sits out. It should be stored at 50 degrees for best results. Carissa Katz

Grey Lady East has taken over Harbor’s space on West Lake Drive in Montauk
Grey Lady East has taken over Harbor’s space on West Lake Drive in Montauk. Morgan McGivern

They call it “vibe dining” and “upscale fare.”
The scene at Jue Lan Club early Sunday evening before guests filled the tables later, at a more fashionable dining hour Morgan McGivern

There are plenty of interesting fruits and vegetables available right now
Just ahead of the height of corn and tomato season, there are still plenty of options at the farm stand. Laura Donnelly

1770 House’s restaurant manager and sommelier
Michael Cohen, restaurant manager and sommelier at the 1770 House in East Hampton, poured a bottle of rosé for customers in the restaurant’s garden. Morgan McGivern

A time and a place for everything
Decker’s Bar and Grill brings casual dining and moderate prices to Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Laura Donnelly Photos

Goodbye Tom Colicchio, hello Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Twenty years is an impressively long time for a food business to survive out here
Brad Thompson and Nancy Hollister started the Breadzilla bakery and gourmet shop in Wainscott on July 4, 1996, and have been attracting loyal fans ever since. Laura Donnelly

WASP soul food
A recent spread of tea sandwiches, dip, and melba toast at the Garden Club of East Hampton’s plant sale found its color in the table cloth. Durell Godfrey

It is big, light, and airy, rustic and modern at the same time
The interior of Arbor, where a lively crowd gathered Sunday night, is airy, rustic, and modern at the same time. The seafood pappardelle is taken to the next level by the inclusion of split king crab legs and a bit of bottarga. Morgan McGivern
Michelle Mesa and Emme Kron-Deacon posed with a customer at Arbor in Montauk. Morgan McGivern