2012 Events


east+hamptonGreetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers...Well Friends it is here already the last official weekend of summer in the Hamptons… This summer in particular went so quickly, my daughters are going back to school next week.  My oldest will be entering her 2nd year at College and my youngest will be an 8th grader in Middle School. Dani became a fantastic cook this summer and loved cooking for all of us, and my youngest realized reading can be entertaining. The Hamptons was full of excitement, drama and unfortunately tragedy. There were way too many car accidents and my heart goes out to those families, may each day be better than yesterday.
The Hamptons is absolutely insane in the summer time and many residents who live here fulltime are anxious for it to be over because everything you love about the Hamptons somehow disappears during 13 weeks in the summer. I do understand why many residents rent their homes and vacation outside of the Hamptons, but for me I feel so blessed to live in a place where people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to vacation, why would I want to leave in the summer. I enjoy seeing people relax from their hectic day-to-day routines and be comfortable walking down the street in a bathing suit or shorts that you know you should burn and never be allowed to wear. It is comforting not being judged and this is why they enjoy being in the Hamptons.
Last weekend I decided I need a break from the Hamptons and drove to Atlantic City with my hubby to celebrate a friends birthday and it was fun. It had been awhile since I was last in AC and I was amazed how the surrounding area had changed for the better…I would like to give a shout out to Ceasar’s Hotel and Casino….Our friend accidently threw away his wallet in the garbage, and when he realized what he had done he raced back to the casino only to find out that the trash had been emptied in the dumpster…Well the staff at Ceasar’s went above and beyond the call of duty..They went through the dumpster and found his wallet…Can you believe they did that? I will never stay anywhere else but that Hotel because that kind of customer service is priceless.
I have highlighted a couple of events for this weekend in the Hamptons that might not be on your radar but they are worthy of attending if you have time…
The Inaugural Shelter Island Spur Ride- A Bike Ride In Honor of Lt. Joseph J. Theinert
25 mile and 12.5 mile course – Day of event registration/packet pick up begins at 7 a.m. @ The American Legion on S.I. Community Cookout to follow the ride with great food and live music provided by The Realm! 100% of all proceeds STAY LOCAL and go to The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Foundation. The foundation currently sponsors five scholarships, Shelter Island School, Mattituck HS, Valley Forge Military Academy, University of Albany, and SUNY. REGISTER ON LINE at or call (631) 749-2308 for more information
Sunday, September 2 @ 7:00 am *Shelter Island American Legion,1 Bateman Road, Shelter Island, New York,Shelter Island,11964
The East Hampton Fire Department Labor Day Fireworks display at Main Beach on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  Parking is free and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guild Hall, in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival presents Summer Docs #5: “Ethel,” hosted by Alec Baldwin on Friday at 8 p.m.  “Ethel” is directed by Rory Kennedy, the youngest of Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children, and takes an affectionate look at her mother as well as historical moments in the ’50s and ’60s.  Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 631-324-4050.
Author Stephen L. Carter will be at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m. to discuss and sign his new novel, “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.”  Admission is free to this event.
On that same day earlier BookHampton welcomes local resident and actor Alec Baldwin to their East Hampton location on Friday at 4 p.m. for a special reading from Frank Baum’s, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  This special afternoon is part of BookHampton’s Great Books to Great Kids. Admission is free to this family-friendly event, but all are strongly encouraged to arrive early.
Guild Hall presents Linda Eder in “Songbirds” A Tribute to the Ladies, on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.  Eder will perform songs from Lena Horn, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more.  Tickets are prime orchestra and VIP reception for $100; orchestra $65; balcony $50.  To purchase tickets call 631-324-4050.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host an End of Season Yard Sale in Wainscott at 90 Daniels Hole Road on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the animals.
Kelly Bensimon, of “The Real Housewives of New York” fame will host a Teens & Parents class with her daughters at Barry’s Bootcamp on Friday at 3:30 p.m.  For more information call 631-537-2668.
The Hampton Racquet Club will host a PRO/AM round-robin tournament for tennis players of all ages and all skill sets that will benefit The Retreat on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Also, there will be tennis clinics providing helpful hints from pros, a tennis program for younger children on customized smaller courts, a practice wall, complimentary BBQ and beverages, face painting, a Bouncy Castle, and a natural log playground. Cost is $200 for PRO/AM, $100 for clinics and $50 for spectators (max of $100 per family). Kids under 12 are free. Advanced registration suggested by calling
Sunset Fridays & Saturdays @ Wolffer Estate Vineyard.. Wine Stand on Montauk Highway from 5 p.m.  until sunset every Friday and from 5:30 p.m. till sunset every Saturday. Live music, wine is served by the bottle and the glass with cheese and charcuterie plates available for purchase. For more information call 631-537-5106 ext. 25. Here is an example of some Live Music at Wolffer.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show continues on the 65-acre showgrounds at 240 Snake Hollow Road. The Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the U.S., and a great event for spotting celebrities. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload. Children younger than 6 are free. Ends on 9/1/12
“The Manchurian Candidate” will be shown outdoors at Silas Marder  Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. as part of the weekly “Films on the Haywall” series. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic.

Tony Award-winning Lillas White is starring in the world premiere of “Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues” at Bay Street Theatre through September 2.  Remaining performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $66 and $76. Visit for tickets.

The Sag Harbor Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast at the firehouse on Sunday at 8 a.m.  The breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.  The buffet includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, “Famous Firehouse” homefries, orange juice, and coffee.
The Southampton Historical Museum will host Southampton Antiques Fair: Celebrate End of WWll Day! on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside and outside on the lawn of the grounds of the White House at 159 Main Street in Southampton.  The fair will feature antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, and a variety of collectables.  For more information email

The 66th annual Shinnecock Indian Nation Labor Day Weekend Powwow includes more than 100 vendors of Native arts and crafts, Native foods and more. Grounds open at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. from Saturday to Monday. Grand entry ceremonies will be 7 p.m. on Friday, 12:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Tickets may be bought at the gate with cash, Visa or MasterCard. General admission is $12 for adults,  and tickets for seniors, children and persons with disabilities is $10. Children 5 and younger are free. Parking is free. No pets are permitted.

4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts will be held on the Great Lawn at 35 Main Street in Westhampton Beach on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media, and more available for purchase.  You can meet and mingle with the artists, who will be available all weekend.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information call 631-421-1590.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge for the “Once in a Blue Moon” Potluck & Cocktails Event.  Bring a dish and enjoy a sunset party that will be held in the Nature Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 631-653-4771

 Navy Beach will host an End of Summer Pop-Up that will feature Devorado Designer Vintage and Shandi Levy on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.  Live music call for reservations 631-668-6868.
ART SHOW OPENING: On Saturday, a group show of young photographers, like Mia Berg, Daniel Cabrera, Josh Cohen, Maggie Harrsen, Hailey Kohlus, Kate Petrone, Yaan Pessino, and Ingrid Silva, opens at Neoteric Fine Art. “The Inner Lense” refers to the notion of photography as reflection of personal experience, intimate worldview and “self-voyeurism.” The show runs until Oct. 4.
The 35th annaul Great Bonac Footrace kicks off on Monday at 9 a.m., with the 10K, followed by the 5K walk/run. The event is the single largest fundraiser for the Springs Fire Department’s scholarship fund and the race also raises money for the Old Montauk Athletic Club to support charities relating to youth sports.  Register at the fire house on Fort Pond Blvd. between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under or adults 65 and over.
The Mulford Repertory Theatre presents its closing night of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Mulford Farm on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  The play, written by Charles Ludlam, is a satirical-farce that includes eight roles, but played by only two actors.  Tickets are limited to only 50 per performance.  Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25.  Tickets can be purchased through TheaterMania at 866-811-4111.
There are many more events taking place this weekend in the Hamptons, I have only high-lightened a few for you…as always you can find out whats happening in the Hamptons at For more events from Sagaponack to Southampton Village, see the Southampton Patch calendar. For more events from Montauk to Wainscott, see the East Hampton Patch is also an option,…But if you really want to know what’s happening in the Hamptons…come back to because we KNOW!!!! As for me I will be at Georgica Restaurant tonight for the last Surf & Turf  and Thursday night Live Music for the Summer, performing is Paul Mahos and New Life Crisis.  Georgica’s closing party is on September 8th and they will not be returning until next May 2013… I might stop by Dockers in Quogue to see Mean Machine on Friday night, on Saturday I will be attending the Races in Sag Harbor Hills and the party later that evening and definitely taking in the Ocean if the weather is good. A big Shout out to my Little Brother Kaza…”Happy birthday Baby Brother” Love you much…

Hamptons MouthPiece...“we do the talking for you” Next week I will be wrapping up Summer in the Hamptons 2012 with a brief recap of everything that I attended…

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(East Hampton, NY) Hamptons Art For Life 2012..Why it is so important for Children to be exposed to Art and Music…Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers..This past weekend July 28th, I had the pleasure to attend Art for Life at Russell Simmons home in East Hampton. This was the 13th Annual Art for Life Gala in the Hamptons ..This year’s benefit – “Living in Color” honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.) The rain didn’t put a damper on this year’s event which raised over $1.9 million…and still counting!!  Guests of the evening included Soledad O’Brien, Star Jones, Grant and Tamia Hill, Salt – n – Pepa, Anita Baker, Melanie Fiona, Michael Williams, LA Reid, Babyface, Jill Zarin and more.

My question was “Why is it so important children be exposed to Art & Music in School?” You will hear that each answer is so different from Interviews with Soledad O’Brien, Grant & Tamia Hill, MC Lyte, Danny Simmons, Tangie Murray” Executive Director at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation”, Michael Kenneth Williams of Boadwalk Empire, Designer B Michael…click on video below to hear their responses….

I would like to apologize to everyone viewing this video, we had some technical difficulties with the video so the footage is not the best condition, I apologize to all of the interviewee’s as this footage does not show how fabulous they looked, but I felt that the content was more important to share with you than what they were wearing. They all looked amazing and next time I will do better at capturing the look as well. Special Thanks to Photography by Kurt for editing…
This was my first time doing real video on the Red Carpet, last year Kurt was there to take photos and I only took a little video, but this year I went full force. I was a bit rusty since this was a new adventure for me and I do not like to be in front of a camera, I much prefer to direct. Kurt was laughing at some of my idiot questions and stupid things I said, but it is a learning process and I hope to be better the next time. Practice makes Perfect…right? I wanted the celebrities I spoke with to be relaxed and to give me an honest answer from the heart.
They were all so passionate about this cause and it was refreshing to hear so many inspiring and intelligent responses from people who can make a real difference in helping to ensure that all children be exposed to these programs. My children have been blessed with being in a public school here in Sag Harbor where Art & Music are part of the curriculum and they have truly benefited from being exposed. My oldest daughter Danielle being exposed to Art made the decision in 7th grade that she wanted to go to college to study Art and she is currently enrolled in the Art Program at Purchase College studying Graphic Design, she will be entering her sophomore year. Would she ever have pursued this amazing career path if she was not exposed to Art in school? I am not sure, but I do know this, she was focused and knew exactly what she wanted to pursue in college and this would definitely not be the case if she was not exposed to these classes in High School. My children have an appreciation for Art, Music and theater because they have been exposed to these programs in school and it makes them a well-round student, who will always have an appreciation for the Arts. I am sad that many students across America are not as privileged to live in an area where the school district has the same philosophy as the community I live in. Thank you Sag Harbor School District and the BOE for seeing the vision and never even considering eliminating these programs from the curriculum.

dsc7249Mariah Carey surprised guests when she arrived on stage with her husband wearing a fuchsia Cavalli dress to tie back to the evening’s theme – Living In Color. She and Nick were honored for their work with the arts and were presented with artwork pieces made by Rush Kids, and inspired by the work of artist Kehinde Wiley.

Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which directly serve over 2,300 students each year. Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. For more information, visit Special thank you to Kurt Leggard for providing me with most of the images to see more images click here…Photography By Kurt..

Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers…Eating Healthy is something I am always striving to do, I do fall off the wagon somedays, and that is ok because 85% of the time I do eat healthy. Tomorrow there will be an event in Sag Harbor hosted by Dodds & Eder and I wanted to inform you about it.

Masters of Health and Wellness :: Wednesday August 8th

Health-Packed Evening in Sag Harbor

Health practitioners from different fields of expertise gathering for an evening of stimulating ideas, there will be live music by none other than East Hampton’s Inda Eaton, food donated from Sag Harbor favorites Sen and Phao drink from Pure Cool and an atmosphere infused with gorgeous flowers donated by the Sag Harbor Flower Shop and Pierpont’s Blossom Farm – Dodds and Eder have generously opened their doors to events such as this that benefit the community.

Dodds & Eder

11 Bridge Street from

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

Ticket Price: $25…This evening is open to the public through reservation, click here to make your reservation 

Mini massages *Music by Acoustic rock artist, Inda Eaton Performing original work, Eaton will debut music from her latest album, “Go West.”

A percentage of tickets sales will be donated to the Sag Harbor Windmill restoration fundraising efforts.

Keynote speaker Katherine C.H.E. will share her insights on the Power of Archetypes. 
Katherine C. H. E., has been called a “Miracle Worker” for the speed and power of the transformations she facilitates, she helps her clients improve ALL areas of their lives, including health, wealth, love, and joy using the unique system she created, the Flower Archetype Success Technique (F.A.S.T.).  Katherine is also the CEO of the Law of Attraction Association (iaLOAp LLC), and Life Blossoming Systems LLC.
There will be a cooking demonstration and tasting with Eco-chef and Health Educator Debra Secunda. Learn how to prepare a quick and delicious meal from her “Green Recipes for Health & Weight Loss.”

Also learn why a plant-based diet can alleviate ailments such as allergies, arthritis, diabetes and many degenerative diseases. Ms Secunda appears at Expos nationwide. She makes complete and healthy 5-minute meals in a blender!

See recipes and excerpts at

See her in action at:

This event is organized by Turtle Shell Health, a service that seeks to provide “health for the 21st century” through its website and many events.
Special thanks to Ana Nieto from Turtle Shell Health for providing me with this information.

Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers…Every year everyone would like to know what is the Hamptons biggest and best event to attend. I have always felt that Art for Life was the best event of the summer and these are my reasons why.
  • Russell and Danny do a fantastic job of bringing out the Star power…
  • It is filled with celebrities and not just any celebrity…the biggest and the best in their field.
  • Everyone is treated like a star once you walk into the event, and it is comforting
  • The decor is amazing, the Food is delicious, it is well organized and the Entertainment is Top Notch..
7/26/2012 Mean Machine performing tonight at Georgica Restaurant and it’s my birthday…
6:00 PM-10:00 PM** Thu, Jul 26, 2012
Elks Lodge Fairgrounds
605 County Road 39 Southampton NY 11968

Art Southampton VIP collectors and members of the press are invited to attend the highly anticipated Art Southampton VIP Preview evening, benefiting the Southampton Hospital.

Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons, and the Board of Directors of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation invite you to ART FOR LIFE
Thirteenth Annual Garden Party Gala at Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate *Saturday, July 28th 2012 @ 6pm ..honoring Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen, Tamia & Grant Hill & Marc J. Leder….Host: Soledad O’Brien and performances by: Anita Baker, Salt-n-Pepa & Diggy Simmons***Tickets $1500 each.
Attire* The summer’s hottest colors* Rush Orange, Aqua Blue, Chartreuse, and Fuchsia
for more information click here..
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 & Aug. 9th 2012 * 8-10pm
David Crohan Community Center*655 Flanders Road, Flanders
The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will sponsor “Rock the Porch” on four Thursday evenings this summer starting July 12th & 26th and Aug 9th &16th. The program begins at 8pm till 10pm at the David Crohan Community Center located at 655 Flanders Road. Come listen to local youth bands! Free admission for all! Ice Cream Truck Available For more information please call 631.702.2425 or visit us at
631 702-2427
When: Fri, Jul 27 7:30 PM
Sat, Jul 28 7:30 PM* Tickets $15
Where: Pierson High School Auditorium

200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor

Contact Information: Helene Leonard

631 329-1420

Super Saturday 15
Saturday, July 28 @ 12:00 pm
Nova’s Ark Project *60
Millstone Road,Water Mill,11976

Super Saturday, now in its 15th year, is a fun-filled, family-oriented daylong fundraiser to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, complete with a one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats. The event is hosted by Kelly Ripa, COVERGIRL Paula Patton, Donna Karan and InStyle Editor-In-Chief, Ariel Foxman.

Can’t get to the event , never fear you can purchase online at QVC 2-4pm

116TH ANNUAL LVIS FAIR* Sat, Jul 28, 2012
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
95 Main St East Hampton, NY 11937
116th Annual LVIS Fair with silent auction, cartoonist Don Duga, carousel, magic show, vintage clothing, live music, food and more!
516 381-7424*
Sat, Jul 28, 2012* 4:15 PM-7:30 PM
Sag Harbor Masonic Lodge
200 Main St Sag harbor NY

14th Year hosting the most popular family outdoor BBQ in the Hamptons. On the great lawn and under the tent of our masonic lodge ( The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum). Fresh Grilled Tuna, Sauteed Scallops, Fresh Home Made Potato Salad and Baked Beans, Cromer’s Burgers and Hot Dogs and much more..Adult- $35. Kids under 12 are FREE!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Lou Grignon*631 903-4014*Price: 35

When: Sat, Jul 28 8:00 PM
Where: Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton Village
Contact Information: Lauren Baker


Where: Kirk Park Beach

South Emerson Avenue, Montauk
Contact Information: Maureen Rutkowski
Price: 25/$35
When: Sat, Jul 28 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
2595 Noyak Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, Sag Harbor
Contact Information: Michael D’Agostino

2012 HAMPTON DESIGNER SHOWHO– USEThu & Fri, Jul 26-27th, 2012 *11:00 AM-5:00 PMM

The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse
80 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY

Mitchell Manning Associates*

212 980-1711* 

Price: 30

Gallery Pop-Up Designer Sale
Thursday, July 26, 2012 – Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

2418 Montauk HighwayEnjoy new paintings of Eric Blum, Dan Gualdoni and Annie Wildey while finding the perfect summer outfit at the pop-up designer sale at Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. July 26 – 29, Thu – Sun, 10 am – 7 pm and Labor Day Weekend

The Big Bang: The 19th Anuual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The Big Bang: The 19th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Benefit artists and Watermill International Summer Program Participants from over 30 different
Saturday, July 28 @ 6:00 pm
The Watermill Center 
39 Watermill Towd Road,
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Benefit – Summer Celebration
Join us for a festive night of wonderful music, scrumptious food and elegant wines as the sun sets upon the beautiful Atlantic Golf Club. This annual fete helps support the terrific artists that appear at the festival and is always a memorable evening. The program offers a special sneak preview…
Saturday, July 28 @ 6:30 pm
The Atlantic Golf Club
1040 Scuttle Hole Road,Bridgehampton,11932
The Perlman Music Program’s Annual Summer Benefit
The Perlman Music Program’s Annual Summer Benefit will take place on Saturday July 28, 2012 in North Haven, NY.
The event will open with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., feature a celebration concert at 7 p.m. by the PMP String Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman Saturday, July 28 @ 7:00 pm ,North Haven, NY
2012 CHEFS DINNER*Benefit for the Hayground School’s Jeff’s Kitchen and The Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund
Hayground School*151 Mitchell Lane* Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, July 28th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. cocktails, 8-10:30 p.m. dinner
Tickets: $150 for cocktail party; $750 for cocktail party and dinner; $35 for children **Info: (631) 537-7068 x113 or
Festive Cocktail Party and VIP Dinner in Jeff’s Kitchen
For more event information or to purchase tickets by phone contact Samantha Dettmer at 631-537-7068 x113 or email at

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard**July 28th 2012- July 29th, 2012 10AM-6PM
715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, New York 11952
A Good Ol’ Fashioned Summer Time Celebration!
Live Music – Scott Hopson (Sat)
Pure Country (Sun)
Corn Eating Contest *Pony Rides * Pig Races, Potato Sack Races Vendors, *”Country Jens” Singing Hayrides, Nutrition Information, Blood and Cholestoral Screenings, Wine Tasting, Long Island Beer and more!
Portion of the roasted corn proceeds to benefit Peconic Bay Medical Center.
I really cannot believe how quickly July went , I guess as you get older the days just seem shorter..Lucky for me I seem to be getting youngereveryday. I will be at ART FOR LIFE on Saturday with Kurt Leggard and my video crew covering the Red Carpet, I will probably stop by Polo on Sunday to see Dylan Jenet Coliins. Sag Harbor Resident and2011Native American Music Awards POP Recording Artist of the Year & Youngest NAMMY Winner in History! 14 Year old Dylan Jenet”Winter Rain” Collins…As always Hamptons Mouthpiece keeping you in the know with what’s happening in the Hamptons…for more information on events in the Hamptons check out or

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2012 Annual Chefs and Champagne in the Hamptons..Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readers...I am excited to bring you this information that you may or may not be aware of the “James Beard Foundation Annual Chefs & Champagne”  at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, N.Y.  This annual culinary fundraiser in the Hamptons features flowing Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and delicious tastings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, several from JBF Award-winning restaurants. On Saturday, July 21, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) will honor multiple award-winning TV personality and cookbook author Ted Allen and the judges of Food Network’s Chopped who include Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sanchez, Chris Santos, and Geoffrey Zakaria.chef1
Chefs & Champagne® New York is considered the East End’s premiere culinary event. Funds raised at the event will help to support the James Beard Foundation’s mission and programs. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the culinary arts organization. The 2012 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will also be announced.
Saturday, July 21, 2012**6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (followed by VIP Afterparty)
VIP Experience  5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wölffer Estate Vineyard*139 Sagg Road* Sagaponack, NY 11962
Call for Reservations…General Admission ranges from $200-$275 & VIP $375
General admission includes: all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities, and gift bag.
The VIP experience includes exclusive reception with early access to all tastings; advanced silent auction preview; reserved table seating; access to VIP after-party (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm); and a gift bag.
*For reservations and more information, please contact the James Beard Foundation at (212) 627-2308. Visa Signature® is the preferred card of the James Beard Foundation.
These are the participating Chef’s that will be at the event…I am excited that the chef from Red Rooster in Harlem will be here in the Hamptons…I LOVE this restaurant…
Chefs:  Christopher Agnew, Caviar Russe, NYC; Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC; Pastry Chef Marc Aumont, The Modern, NYC; Timon Balloo, Sugarcane, Miami, FL; Jonathan Benno,  Lincoln Ristorante, NYC; David Bouley**, Bouley Restaurant, NYC;  Pastry Chef Heather Carlucci, Print, NYC; Pastry Chef David Carmichael, Gilt, NYC; Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, NYC; Jeremy Culver, Fulton, NY;  Todd English**, The Todd English Food Hall, NYC; Todd Gray, Equinox Restaurant, Washington, D.C.; Robert Gurvich, Alison Eighteen, NYC; Chris Hastings**, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL; Gerry Hayden and Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming**, The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY; Luke Holden, Luke’s Lobster, NYC; Marcus Jernmark, Aquavit, NYC; Laurent Kalkotour, DB Bistro Moderne, NYC; Larry Kolar, Solé East, Montauk, NY; Christopher Lee**, Huntington Social, Huntington, NY;  Aliya LeeKong, Junoon, NYC; Andrew Matthews, BLT Prime, NYC; Jeremy McMillan,  Bedford Post Inn, Bedford, NY; Jehangir Mehta, Mehtaphor, NYC; Gretchen Menser, Fresno, East Hampton, NY; Seamus Mullen, Tertulia, NYC; Mads Refslund, Acme, NYC; Marcus Samuelsson**, Red Rooster Harlem, NYC;  Richard Sandoval, Raymi, NYC; Chris Santos, Beauty & Essex, NYC; Tim Sullivan, Great Performances, NYC; Pastry Chef Meredith Tomason, Craft, NYC; Steve Topple, Ludwig’s at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Vail, CO; Michael  Weisshaupt, Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ;  Simpson Wong,  Wong, NYC
About the James Beard Foundation
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices.
Is your mouth watering yet Hamptons Mouthpiece readers…I know my mouth is watering and my stomach is grumbling, just the thought of all these fantastic chefs in one place ….WOW and for such a great cause.