This past Saturday, October 21st, my family and I celebrated Oktoberfest at Ram’s Head Inn in Shelter Island. At the event that went from 1-5pm, there was live music from Points East, a Pig Roast, pumpkin painting, lawn games, local brews & ciders, and classic German fare. The buffet table included Bratwurst, butternut squash, corn salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The buffet was served from 1-3:30pm.
A raffle benefitting AmeriCares hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico was also featured with prizes from DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West, Isola Restaurant, Lieb Cellars, EFL Kids, Dering Harbor Co Aerial prints, and more. The drawing took place at the end of the event.
As many of you already know, I love learning of new and up-and-coming specialty food brands that are a perfect fit for my entire family. One of the most important things for me is supporting small, family-owned businesses from all over the world. These products I recently learned about are organic, non-GMO, Kosher, and or gluten-free. Everyone at home loves these brands and I hope you check these brands out as well.
The Squeezery, located on Main Street in Amagansett, is everything one would wish for in a juice and smoothie bar: hip and friendly staff, laid-back atmosphere, live music, art, a cozy couch with a take one/leave one ‘library bookshelf, ‘boozy’ juices or ‘detox’ cocktails, local sourced produce, and so much more.
After visiting for the first time last week during the Hamptons International Film Festival, I instantly realized that this is a spot to frequent year round and tell all your friends and family about. If you have not been in yet, it is about time you checked it out! The owners are Sam Schoenheimer and James Huertas, two mates who hail from the United Kingdom and opened The Squeezery Memorial Day Weekend of this year.
Over Columbus Day Weekend, I visited Williams Sonoma in Bridgehampton and was delighted to meet and speak with Dmytro Guydash, Executive Sous Chef at Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House. Chef was doing an afternoon cooking demo and tasting, showcasing one of his autumn inspired pasta dishes made with fresh sage from the Topping Rose House’s garden, butternut squash, craisins, and mushrooms. After speaking for some time, he invited East End Taste to Topping Rose House the following evening for a dinner tasting, highlighting the restaurant’s fall menu.
I have visited Topping Rose House for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails on several occasions during the past few years and have always been impressed with their genuine mannerisms and exceptional cuisine while basking in a refined dining experience. During the warmer months, you have the opportunity to sit outside on their veranda overlooking their beautifully landscaped property.
Just before my son was born three weeks ago, I was introduced to several new diaper bag essentials. Becoming a mom for the second time, I have noticed the feeling of being overwhelmed had dissipated compared to when I became a first-time-mom almost four years ago because I was prepared and knew which brands were reliable. I remember then that there were so many products out there but I never had the time to read all the reviews and weigh my options.
I am introducing my readers five new brands (and one that is already cherished) I am confident you will fall in love with and take with you wherever you go. Discover these diaper bag must-haves that will make your life all the more easier! View Post