The Mill House Inn in East Hampton is one of my favorite spots in the Hamptons for an overnight stay and the best breakfast you could ever imagine. New at Mill House Inn this summer includes a variety of refreshing iced beverages, homemade ice pops, juices, and more. Recently, I caught up with Executive Chef Carolyn Stec to learn more about the menu additions and what’s new a the Inn.
Tickle Water is a gentle, fun sparkling water for kids and adults of all ages! I was instantly intrigued with the beverage when I discovered the company at a Kid Fest event at Guild Hall in East Hampton. At the event, I noticed how parents and children were very drawn to the adorable packaging and pint size 8 oz BPA free PET plastic cans specifically designed to fit children’s mini hands. Tickle Water comes in four flavors: Sparkling Water, Green Apple, Watermelon, and Cola.
One of, if not the most frequently asked question I am presented with is how do I eat what I eat and stay in shape? First and foremost, I take great care with the portions I consume during each meal. Most of the time I have leftovers from dining out that I have for lunch and or dinner the next day, and I keep myself hydrated by drinking at least ten to twelve glasses of water a day. Much of my energy level and figure is attributed to my vigorous fitness regiment. I exercise six days a week for three to four hours a day: everything from running, walking with resistance, stretching, and weight training.
I will give you a sneak peek into my weekly exercise routine by highlighting my five favorite fitness boutiques and classes in the Hamptons.
In April, I was introduced to a company called Eat in Chef. Think, an “Airbnb” of personal chefs where a chef of your choosing based upon your cuisine preference comes to your home to cook for your family and friends. From an intimate dinner in for two to a family style get together for 20, Eat in Chef has your answer to almost any artfully plated meal you desire in your home.
Eat In Chef is a secure community that connects you with local, affordable chefs. With Eat in Chef, you can explore new menus, get to know different chefs, and request them to cook in your kitchen. Chefs then use the information you put in via a request form to better understand what kinds of foods, dietary restrictions, and pricing matter most to you. Each chef shops for groceries, cooks, and cleans up. Throughout your experience, you do not have to lift a finger! Chef Elena Apostolides came to my home last Thursday to cook for my husband and myself. Regarding our experience, words of praise are only the beginning.
The Executive Chef and an Owner of Bay Kitchen Bar, Eric Miller, attended The Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated in 1980. After graduation, Chef worked in notable kitchens including at The Helmsley Palace Hotel in Manhattan, Aspen’s Charlemagne Restaurant, and worked under famed chef, Christian Delouvrier, at Le Parker Meridien’s Maurice.
In 2005, Miller came out east, and acquiring catering firms FOOD & CO and Hampton Clam Bake and Catering Company, go-to services for the Hamptons’ elite. With these projects, Miller firmly established relationships with local purveyors and fisheries while cementing his Long Island roots. Chef joins Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, encompassing his culinary heritage, a dream team of partners and colleagues and a magical location. Chef Eric Miller dishes on the conception of the restaurant, the dishes you should order at least twice, and more in this exclusive interview.