Amagansett, NY 2013….Hamptons Eats…follow me on Facebook and Twitter

Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readers I had Another Great Meal in the Hamptons. Last week Dani and I visited Sotto Sopra on Main Street in Amagansett, NY. I visted the restaurant last year with my friend and we loved it, but this year my experience was so much better. When we walked in we were greeted by Rob Giglio who is the manager and he was so welcoming, it was not over the top, it was relaxed, engaging and warm. I have to say I had such a wonderful dining experience, and I can’t wait to return. The food was delicious and the service was great. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the menu items with a specialty in pairing wines to your meal.DSC_1685

Dani and I chose to sit outside because it was a beautiful summer evening and I just love the outdoor seating area, we started with the most  delectable Flat bread , we were immediately excited for the rest of the meal, we anticipated everything else being just as enjoyable.

flat Bread
flat Bread

Our waiter  suggested we start with Ribiola Crostini, with grilled figs, spiced walnut & orange vinaigrette & Prosciutto…this dish was delightful, and full of various taste that were palatable. The plate was colorful and pleasing to the eye. The flavors blended together and we just wanted more. A perfect choice from our awesome waiter.

Robiola Cristini
Robiola Cristini

In addition to the Robiola Cristinini appetizer we also had the Seafood Bouquet which included: Shrimp, Crabmeat & Lobster , this plate was served chilled and it was a perfect choice for a warm summer evening. It was light and delightful. DSC_1694

Rob, recommended  a delightful Chateau Montaud Rose from Provence, it was a perfect choice. This Rose exhibited fruity and floral notes, it had a freshness with good acidity and good structure in the mouth. Married nicely with our dining selections.

Chateau Montaud Rose
Chateau Montaud Rose

For our entrée, we went with two dishes. We had the Local Montauk Stripe Bass seared with local fresh baby potatoes & asparagus, drizzled with a sherry reduction & topped with a pineapple Mango salsa.  The blending of the entire taste palate hit our taste buds all at once. I usually do not like sweet with salty, but this was delectable. I will say that this is a meal that you really must have all elements in each bite to fully appreciate this dish. If you select to eat each item separately you will miss the overall experience of the blending flavors and how they compliment each other. *I would like to note that the portion on this plate looks small because Dani and I shared the dish.DSC_1698

I am ashamed to say that I was flying high from the previous dishes that I failed to write the exact name of the steak dish….Although I rarely eat red meat, I tasted this dish and this meat was perfectly cooked, well-seasoned, tender and the juices were heavenly. Dani could eat a cow so she was very happy. A definite thumbs up…DSC_1706

One would think after all that food we would need to be rolled to the car like Humpty Dumpty but how could we complete our dining experience without dessert. We were really full and could not finish the steak meal, so we asked for a doggy bag  so we could make room for the 21 Layer Crepe Cake with Seasonal Compote. Dani did eat this by herself, if you are lactose intolerant like I am you may want to go with another choice.DSC_1703

I was full and selected a lighter dessert, I went with a Sorbet served with Limoncello, wow, I poured the limoncello into the sorbet, REALLY NICE…DSC_1705

Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience at Sotto Sopra in Amagansett. The executive Chef Josh Savi showed his mastery to blend all the flavors together. If you decide to dine at Sotto Sopra mention Hamptons Mouthpiece sent you, and please share your experience with me. This was Another great meal in the Hamptons!DSC_1713DSC_1714 DSC_1712

This restaurant is located  
231 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-3695
Open Monday-Sunday 5-11pm
Price: moderate 
Chef: Josh Savi
General Manager: Rose Evangelista
Manager: Rob Giglio

Hamptons Eats…Are you in the mood for a Hamptons Greek cuisine? Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers…last week I had the pleasure to dine at 2 Greek Restaurants in the Hamptons. I have always liked greek food and I wanted to try out these two restaurants, one is in Southampton and the other in Bridgehampton, both owned by the same corporation. Nammos Estiatorios  & Old Stove Pub serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in Southampton, NY and  Bridgehampton, NY. Before visiting both restaurants I usually rely on Yelp to guide me, I like to see what others have to say, since the price for 2 people to eat out at a restaurant in the Hamptons usually averages in the price range of over $100. My thought process is, if I am going to go out and spend money I want to get my money’s worth. Unfortunately the reviews were somewhat disappointing, but since friends of mine had shared their experiences with both places I chose to ignore the reviews and I am happy I did. 


Last Wednesday, July 24th I visited Nammos in Southampton, NY with my foodie teenager Allura. Nammos is 2 years old and previously was occupied by the popular Nello’s. Nammos Southampton serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean Seafood cuisine and the chef I am told, is an award-winning Greek Chef Emmanouil Aslanoglou. We arrived very early before 6pm, the average time that many Hamptonites typically go out for dinner is after 7pm, but we had plans and I usually eat before 7pm. The place was very quiet with few diners at this time, our waitress was very kind and knowledgable of the menu and the history behind the restaurant. 

We start with Pikilia a sampling of  DSC_1338six homemade traditional Greek Spreads..Tarama, Tzatziki, Skordalia, Green Pea Hummus, Melitsanosalata….our favorites were the Pink caviar, the Feta with red onions & the traditional Greek yogurt spread. 

We decided to try the Htenia (spicy pan roasted scallops with black truffle and cretan yogurt macaroones pasta) & Fried Calamari …We loved the spicy scallops but did not care for the Fried calamari, it lacked seasoning.


We were full from the spreads and the starter dishes and rushed because Allura had rehearsal at 730pm so we chose to order only one entrée, and Emilios suggested that we try the Lavaraki (loup de Mer, Mediterranean Sea Bass, Lean, sweet flavor) with a side order or Seasoned Lemon garlic Potatoes…I have to say the fish was very light, but it was just ok, I thought it could have used a little more seasoning, we absolutely did not care for the lemon garlic potatoes, I do think those might be an acquired taste. DSC_1345

Overall our dining experience at Nammos in Southampton, NY was delightful  and the manager Emilios Eliades and his staff were attentive and very kind. I would have loved to try dessert, but our time was limited, next time because I think it would be fun to go back with friends to have those greek spreads again. We really liked them!

managerOLD STOVE PUB: After visiting and dining at Nammos in Southampton I was anxious to dine at the  sister place in Bridgehampton, called the Old Stove Pub. I have passed this restaurant several times and yet never bothered to dine there, but I wanted to do a comparison since I was told it too was a Greek restaurant. I went with my friend Helen, unfortunately the weather was yucky and we could not enjoy the outdoor dining that I am told is so beautiful. The night before, a friend had raved about his wonderful meal at the Old Stove Pub, so although the reviews on YELP were discouraging I was looking forward to dining there. 

old stove pubUnlike Nammos that had a new youthful, Southampton look, Old Stove Pub has a more rustic feel. It was cozy and comfortable. George Gounelas the Manager was very attentive and although I liked the food at Nammos, I had a better dining experience at Old Stove Pub. I am shocked to read what some wrote about their dining experience because I had the complete opposite experience. 1000116_10201019819672161_220457121_n

I am ashamed to share with all of you what two women ate for the night, it was just shameful and we were so full that we needed someone to roll us to the car, just kidding…. I was so full that I could not eat anything until late afternoon the next day. Spanakopita,

  • We started with Spanakopita, baked Spinach, leeks, Scallions
  • Feta cheese, Crispy Phillo, Greek Salad, Organic Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, peppers, barrel aged Dodonis Feta
  • Shrimp Tourkolimano, large Shrimp with tomato sauce and feta cheese baked in a casserole (this one I did not care for that much)
  • Saganaki, Greek Cheese baked in a Casserole with lemon juice and Olive oil
  • Entrée: Lavraki…European Bass, Lean, sweet flavor, with capers, herbs and lemon oil sauce
  • Classic Steak….(Helen loved it and said it was the best steak she had in a long time,)..with a side order of Melitzana Papoutsaki, roasted Eggplant with tomato-onion and feta cheese..I loved this hint of spice…969758_10201019823392254_1659595918_n

We ended our meal with a delicious dessert, Loukoumades…Greek handmade donuts with spicy honey, cinnamon sugar, vanilla ice cream ,these donuts are a piece of heaven… So my friends after dining at both Greek Restaurants, for me my favorite was the Old Stove Pub. It was more relaxed, the Manger was more attentive, the service was quick and the food was amazing. donuts

I think Nammos is the place to go if you are going with a group of friends, the serving sizes are meant for a group like setting and it has a youthfulness with a beautiful outdoor dining area. It seems to me that younger people would appreciate this place slightly more than the Old Stove pub which does attract a slightly older clientage. What’s interesting is Nammos has a website and Old Stove Pub does not, that speaks of the age difference.

When I arrived at The Old Stove Pub around 630pm the place was very quiet with many open tables, when I left after 8pm, almost every table was full. The customers were slightly older and many of them were return customers. I find that older customers go out for a fantastic dining experience and judge the food and the service. Younger people under the age of 45 tend to judge a restaurant not just on food but entertainment as well. I however prefer the food and the service…ooops am I telling my age?

Nammos is located @ 136 Main Street, Southampton, NY

Old Stove Pub is located 3516 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 Both restaurants are in the same price range. Nammos is only open for the Season and Old Stove Pub is open year round. 

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Hamptons Best: The 10 Best Bakeries in the Hamptons...Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece readers…I admit it…I have a sweet tooth…I love dessert, but unfortunately my hips are rebelling and that’s not good*However I do not always deprive myself, I just will indulge only once a week instead of everyday. I hate getting older, when I was younger I could eat a gallon of ice cream, donuts, cakes, cookies everyday and never gain a pound…The joy of getting older! There have been times when I am traveling and looking for a bakery and unable to find a good one, I thought I would make your search just a little easier. Typically when one is invited to someone’s home there are 3 things that a guest might bring *A Bottle of Wine **FlowersDessert

BEST Bakeries in the Hamptons 
Sag Harbor Baking Co. Sag Harbor, NY
Tate’s Bake Shop, Southampton, NY
Levian Bakery, Wainscott, NY
Blue Duck Bakery,  Southampton, NY 
Holey Moses Cheesecake, Westhampton Beach, NY 
Montauk Bake Shoppe, Montauk, NY  
Water Mill Cupcakes, Watermill, NY 
Beach Bakery Cafe, Westhampton Beach
Krieg’s Bakery, Hampton Bays, NY
Butta Cakes, Greenport, NY 

Hamptons Mouthpiece readers…go out and taste for yourself…let me know what you think, agree or disagree with my Hamptons Best picks…The 10 Best Bakeries in the Hamptons

When you visit New York City, you want to go somewhere that gives you the entire essence of the city. The bright lights, good people and a tasty drink here and there. You are looking for somewhere that says” Welcome to New York”. This place has been found.

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Opened in 2012, the Haven Rooftop shows exactly what New York City is about. Filled with laughter and good times, the food is something to scream about. I had the joy of going and the experience was wonderful.

photo credit Haven rooftop NYC
photo credit Haven rooftop NYC

Starting with their signature Haven Mojito along with the smoking (literally) shrimp cocktail, I was pleased with the presentation and the taste. For the main course I enjoyed the Seafood linguine which included shrimp, muscles and scallops, the linguine is lightly tossed with a buttery sauce. This dish is to die for. 00-1

If you are looking for a fun spot to hang out with friends or a significant other, than this is the place to go!!

_DSC0002(Southampton, NY) Café Oso has a new Pastry chef.….Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readersCafé Oso@ the Southampton Inn has just reopened for the season and breakfast has been added. I visited on Saturday, June 1st and decided to go healthy so I ordered the Egg white omelet with spinach, mushroom and goat cheese. I was not sure about the goat cheese in the omelet, but boy am I happy I did not substitute for another cheese, it was the best choice. My palate was going crazy on each bite because the goat cheese added the right amount of salt to the omelet which gave it a special taste. It was a wonderful breakfast and definitely worthy of making the effort to drive there to eat. It was reasonably priced at $14.00 and it comes with toast & home fries.

Café Oso  has a new pastry chef who is _DSC0003famous for the grand Viennese dessert buffet and who will prepare delicious desserts as well as tea sandwiches, petit quiches and Parisian pastries. Pastry Chef Morgan Larsson @ Café OSO has the magic touch and I had the pleasure to be able to taste his delectable pastries yesterday at the Inn. YUMMY is all I can say. My personal favorite were the muffins and the Chocolate croissants…See for yourself, because a picture is worth a thousand words… _DSC0005

It’s a hard job but somebody had to taste these desserts and I took one for the team and volunteered myself. My mind was in Heaven but the rest of my body was screaming nooooooooooooo DON’T DO IT TO US…but how could I say no to the chef who had just displayed perfection. My friends these  were WICKED good. I am so happy that I do not live by the Inn. WOW is all I can say, Café Oso has a new Pastry chef..come see for yourself._DSC0009chocolaté croissants _DSC0011