On Saturday, September 9 from 10am-3pm, the East Hampton Aviation Association hosted a “Just Plane Fun Day” at the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott. This family friendly event was well attended and attracted aviation enthusiasts, animal lovers, and families of all ages who enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day while exploring notable aircraft that span from across decades. Upon entry, there was a suggested $5 donation to the Aviation Association per family as well as raffle tickets sold. Raffle entrants had the opportunity to win aviation-related prizes, including local sightseeing flights offered by several of our local pilots.
The day featured classic and unique aircraft, vintage warbirds, military flybys and demos as well as food from gourmet food trucks including: Noah’s on the Road, Fry Daddy, and Blondies Bake Shop. A concurrent vintage car show was also held which included models from the 1920’s through the 1990’s. Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue was also at the airport with adorable, playful puppies up for adoption. It was so much fun to be able to see the aircraft up close! We took our photos in front of several aircraft models and had the opportunity to meet the owner of a select few. We even saw one aircraft up for sale.
Hook ’em & Cook ’em with Barcelona Wine Bar at Navy Beach took place on Wednesday, September 6 from 7-10pm. This event was an Exclusive Dock-to-Dish Inspired Culinary Competition and Private Dinner held at one of Montauk’s Favored Beach-side Dining Destinations.
Guests were invited to join 14 Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant chefs from across the country, along with James Beard Award winner Christopher Lee, at Montauk’s famed Navy Beach, as they return from a day on the open water catching fluke, striped bass, and bluefish. No fluke was caught that morning, thus striped bass was substituted. Using their respective ‘catch of the day’, the chefs prepared an exclusive family-style meal that included produce, seafood, beer, and wine from local partners Amber Waves Farm, Dock to Dish, Montauk Brewing Company, and Paumanok Vineyards.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck, set on Fort Pond Bay in Montauk and just a minute away from the train station, is a laid-back, family-friendly restaurant and market offering indoor and outdoor seating for lunch and dinner. What I love about Duryea’s is you could sit here for hours if you would like, taking in the breathtaking view and salty sea air. Service was above and beyond during this particular visit, water was provided consistently throughout our meal and we were checked on accordingly.
New this year is their exclusive private dining area and the oyster bar. The new private dining area is located just above the main lobster deck and accommodates 30 people for a sit-down event or more for a cocktail event. Sweeping views of Fort Pond Bay paired with incredible sunsets makes this a perfect spot for a summer dinner party. The new oyster bar at Duryea’s offers oysters, champagne and wine. The oyster bar, located just adjacent to the fish market at Duryea’s, offers Montauk Pearl, Orient Point, Blue Point and Kumamoto oysters by the dozen. You may pair your oysters with a selection of rosés, whites and reds as well as a few select champagnes.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar, located on Sag Harbor‘s Main Street in the Village, has quickly become a top-choice for dining out. This very friendly restaurant establishment, which has two sister restaurants: Duryea’s and Arbor (both in Montauk), will be a year-round convivial bistro. The menu and open kitchen are centered around a wood-burning grill and oven and offers casual lounge-like dining in the front with a view of the bustling main street through its French doors in addition to outdoor season during the warmer months. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the open kitchen anchored by the wood burning grill & oven.
Executive Chef Philippe Corbet, a French-trained chef with several years of experience in Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as top tables throughout Long Island, has created a unique wood-burning cuisine. This cuisine fulfills a lifelong culinary dream to execute an entire menu from the flavor producing cooking style. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner and a late night menu, with a focus on local products. The menu features weekly specials each day of the week such as: Monday’s Bouillabaisse ($31), Tuesday’s all you can eat Mussels ($28), Wednesday’s Paella ($85 for 2), Saturday’s Cowboy Rib Eye ($76 for 2), and more.