3 Hamptons restaurants to help you make it through the winter11 Feb 2013 2:38 PM
During the winter, many people hunker down in their homes as much as possible and wait for the nice weather. However, sometimes a festive night on the town is the perfect antidote to the winter's dreariness. If you own Hamptons real estate, then you're in luck, because the Hamptons boasts a wide range of top-flight restaurants that provide the ideal setting for a snowy winter night.
Here are three of the best dining establishments to help you make it through a cold Hamptons winter.
With a brand-new fireplace and a special menu for the fall and winter, Osteria Salina makes a great place to warm up with friends or family on a chilly evening. This Bridgehampton favorite has become one of the local hot spots - especially in the colder months - due to its hearty fare and carefully selected wine menu. Dishes like Vitello Marsala - served in a sauce made from mushrooms and Sicilian Marsala wine - and Spaghetti al FiIletto di Pomodoro demonstrate Osteria Salina's ability to serve up some of the best winter food in the Hamptons.
Piping hot pizza has an almost magical way of curing the winter blues, and this East Hampton eatery is famous for having some of the best and most creative pies in the region. Using high-quality ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, artisanal pancetta and fresh arugula, the chefs here turn out pizza that is a far cry from what you might find in a run-of-the-mill pizza place. The menu extends well beyond pizza, however. If you feel like looking past the pie, you can dig into a warm bowl of black truffle risotto or a heaping helping of roasted Cornish hen with rosemary and sage.
Almond Bar and Restaurant
Another Bridgehampton favorite, this restaurant focuses its menu on comfort food favorites and strong spirits. Dishes like Lamb Osso Bucco - piled high with fingerling potatoes and winter squash - and Berkshire Pork Chop Milanese - which comes with spiced red cabbage and apple mostarda - are two great meals that are ideal for beating back the cold.
As co-owner Eric Lemonides told Hamptons Magazine: "This time of year it's all about comfort, conviviality, and confit." By picking one of the welcoming restaurants on this list, you have a good shot at finding these three elements during another cold winter.