Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton
We have a dinner club. We get together about once every four months for dinner. It is always fun and we are a tough food crowd. This time we chose to go back out to the beach for several reasons. It is relaxing, the weather is still good and we figured we could check out the opening of the Topping Rose House.
The Topping Rose House is in Bridgehampton. It is a project that Tom Colicchio is involved with and he is the chef for the restaurant. This house was falling apart and the owners came in and poured a lot of cash into the place and brought it back to life. They did an amazing job. The rooms are bright and airy, the place feels alive and it is a nice addition to the Hamptons considering you can also book a room there. Fun art...wonder who curated that. The bar was packed and we had the luxury of being escorted for a little tour upstairs. This is the living room.
There are a few rooms to sit in. Tables for 8 are tough. There is also a barn which we did not see where you can have, I believe, private parties for tables of 10. Keep in mind the place has been only opened for two weeks when we showed up. The meal crescendo-ed. Our appetizers were good, some of the pastas were amazing, the main courses were all delicious and the desserts were fantastic. Such a treat to have good food out there. I hope it stays its course!
Sorry for the blur perhaps because I was so excited. This was fantastic. Sweet corn agnolotti with leeks and summer truffle. So delicious sweet and perfect. I could have eaten a full sized portion by myself.
Roasted red peppers and eggplants like a caponade underneath sliced pieces of lamb. On the side was a crispy treat. Can't remember what it was exactly something with cornmeal but it worked so good with the lamb.
We pretty much closed the dining room. No doubt, this will be a tough place to get a reservation next summer. A really wonderful addition to the landscape. Just a few more treats before we hit the road. Chocolate chip cookies and lemon gelees. Bravo.