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The Hamptons 2012 – My Favorite Tastes of the Summer

August 27th, 2012

I ate well this summer, and here are a few of my favorite finds…

  • Gazpacho soup from Round Swamp Farm
  • Bouillabaisse on Monday nights at Vine Street on Shelter Island
  • Corn, corn, and corn
  • Stripped Bass from the fisherman at the East Hampton Farmer’s Market
  • Charred Octopus at Osteria Salina in Bridgehampton
  • Goat Cheese from Cavaniola’s in Sag Harbor
  • Cedar Plank Salmon from The Seafood Shop in Wainscott
  • Fish Tacos at Bostwick’s in East Hampton
  • Fresh Mozzarella from Red Horse Market

I’m sure a few of you have also had some East End dishes you loved. What was your favorite?

6 Responses to “The Hamptons 2012 – My Favorite Tastes of the Summer”

  1. Greg says:

    My favorite is the bronzino at Red Bar in Southampton

  2. Pattie romanzi says:

    I love the wood ovened branzino at Nick and Toni’s

    I love the both the asian ribs and lobster roll at Navy Road

  3. Raul says:

    Always and forever, the wood-burning oven-roasted chicken and smashed potatoes at Nick & Toni’s is heavenly.

  4. Kevin says:

    The curried chicken salad is to die for. The minute Round Swamp opens for the season, I’m at the door!

  5. John G says:

    The best Hampton’s corn is a matter of great debate on the East End. I try to have it every night, and following is my top list:
    1. Round Swamp Farm, Three Mile Harbor Rd, EH – always fresh, picked from their farm directly behind the shop. Perfect balance of corn flavor and sweetness. Yellow/white. Or as Mom calls it, “butter and sugar.”
    2. Falkowski Farm, Millstone/Scuttlehole Rd, BH – alternating between yellow/white and large all-white, hefty size with great flavor.
    3. Babinski Farm Stand, Wainscott Main St., Wainscott – Similar to Falkowski…
    4. Balsam Farm – Town Lane, Amagansett – fantastic farm stand, corn is flavorful but a bit sweet for my taste.
    5. Jim Pike, Sagg Main St, Sagaponack – small ears, baby kernels, all white. If the sweetness of white corn is your preference, this is the spot. I prefer a bit more corn flavor.

    I welcome comments/rebuttals…

  6. Carol says:

    Sweetest cherry tomatoes I have ever eaten are from Open Minded organics.
    They also have the best mushrooms around!
    Their farmstand is on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, but they do all the weekly Farmer’s Markets.
    I love Sundays in Southampton for that reason!

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