BEST OF
Fashion Week 2014: What to Eat

LINCOLN CENTER

Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.

Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.

CULTURE CLUB
Magnifico Giornata Launch at Beaumarchais

Last night, celebrities gathered at New York City hot spot, Beaumarchais, to celebrate the launch of Magnifico Giornata's Essence Collection a new line of infused sparkling wines. The party was hosted by VH1's Carrie Keagan, who is a partner in the brand. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvre pairings with each flavor of the collection, which included Ginger Peche, Grapefruit Blanc, and Lavender Honey. The new sparkling wine collection is the perfect girly drink to celebrate any special occasion and comes in a beautiful gold bottle.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
Celeb and the City!
GET THE PARTY STARTED
What's Happening in the Hamptons

"Be Our Guest" Gala
When: 6-8 pm
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach

Montauk Village Association Greenery Scenery Party
When: 6-9pm
Where: Montauk Lake Club & Marina, 211 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY

When: 4pm

Where: Southampton Publick House,40 Bowden Square, Southampton

When: Friday and Saturday nights

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Hamptons Weekend Revelry

When: All Day

Where: Great Lawn, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach

When: 9am-10pm

Where: Southampton Inn,91 Hill Street,Southampton

When: 7pm

Where: Stephen Talkhouse,161 Main Street, Amagansett

When: 6-10pm

Where: Sole East,90 SecondHouse Rd, Montauk

When: Friday and Saturday nights

When: 10:30pm

Where: South Edison,17 South Edison St.

When: 7-10pm

Where: South Pointe,125 Tuckahoe Lane,Southampton

When: 5-9pm

Where: Ruschmeyers, 161 2nd House Rd., Montauk

When: Friday and Saturday nights

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Weekend Warrior: Hamptons Edition

When: 10Pm

Where: Stephen Talkhouse. 161 Main Street, Amagansett.

When: 10pm-4am

Where: The Sloppy Tuna, 148 S. Emerson Ave. Montauk.

When: Friday and Saturday nights

Where: Southampton Social Club

When: 3-6pm

Where: Joanmarie 2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton.

When: 8-11:30pm

Where: UUCSF building, 977 BH/ Sag Harbor Tpke, Bridgehampton.

When: 5-8pm

Where: Shelter Island Yacht Club North Pier. Christine at 631-288-7080

When: 1-4pm

Where: Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Vineyards, 36225 Main Road and 45470 Main Road (Rt.25), Southold, Cutchogue and Southold , NY. 11935 & 11971

When: 4:30-8:30pm

Where: Sloppy Tuna, 148 S. Emerson Ave. Montauk.

When: 2-6pm

Where: Beaumarchais, 44 Three Mile Harbor Rd. East Hampton

THE HOT SPOT
Your Complete Guide to the Hamptons 2012

This summer brings an entirely new line up of sunny and boozy Hamptons adventures to be had. The drought of weekends on the beach can finally come to an end, and travelers should expect to see some fantastic new restaurants, clubs, and storefronts. So hop on the improved Hamptons Free Ride and check out this a break down of what to look out for.

  • AXE Lounge will be ending its tenure in Southampton this summer, but look out for NYC’s W.I.P. who will be taking over the space and renaming it, “Sands.”
  • Ronjo Motel. The motel, as most know it, will be shutting its doors. In its place will be a new copper toned high-end boutique hotel named The Montauk Beach House from the people at Sole East.
  • Almond. The famed French bistro remains at Bridgehampton's Main Street and Ocean Drive. Owner Eric Lemonides greets patrons at the door and oversees a menu of incredible dishes -from specialty salads, such as their escarole, mint pistachio citronette, and manchego cheese concoction to entrees like herb-crusted Montauk flounder served with carmelized fennel broccoli rabe and garlic chips.
  • Blue Parrot. The tex-mex surfers lounge will be expanding their patio so you can expand the amount of margaritas you order.
  • Capri Hotel. This upscale Hamptons hotel will return for the season, hosting the Japanese style cuisine of NoBu and women's summer wear from Cynthia Rowley.
  • Georgica. The waterfront mansion returns for 2012. Part upscale restaurant, part party house, this crib is the place to be. Whether you want to get in a little early for dinner or join the party late night, Georgica fuses culinary excellence and bustling nightlife. The result? Perfection!
  • Navy Beach. Navy Beach is back for another summer! Situated on the waterfront of Montauk and known for its breathtaking sunsets, this nautical-themed gem will take you from breakfast to dinner and beyond. This is the spot for the ultimate lazy beach day. Chef LaBue (formerly of The Laundry) mans the kitchen here. His New American influenced menu focuses on fresh seafood.
  • South Pointe.Stephen Tedeschi and Erik and Gordon von Broock will be bringing South Pointe back for another summer. The ultra exclusive club has hosted the best DJ’s in the biz including Calvin Harris, Avicii, Max Vangeli and Funkagenda. The space includes 35 tables, 12 outside cabanas, and a top-of-the-line Funktion One sound system. Doors swing open Memorial Day Weekend so get ready for another epic summer at South Pointe!
  • Southampton Social Club. As we've reported, the SHSC has gone through some renovations which includes private cabanas within a beautiful garden-like environment, ideal for those breezy and intimate summer evenings.
  • Sloppy Tuna. As their website tells you, "kick back and relax during the day and party into the night." Completely overhauled, renovations include the outdoor beach bar, the second floor restaurant, and a larger oceanfront outdoor deck.
  • Surf Lodge. After nearly 700 violations and the departure of head chef Sam Tolbot, Montauk Properties LLC will pump some new blood into the space while Jayme Cardoso will stay on board.
  • The Meeting House The Meeting House has become a Hamptons staple in the past few years and shows no signs of stopping. This cozy restaurant serves up an array of dishes. Favorites include their signature mac n' cheese, chicken milanese, pan-roasted fluke and blistered shishito peppers. The high ceilings, spacious dining room, classic American decor and breezy patio seating make the experience even more enjoyable. If you're looking to forego the clubs and would rather opt for a low-key, relaxing environment with delicious food, The Meeting House should be on your list.
  • The Stephen Talkhouse. The popular music venue with an incredibly long history returns this season with an improved bathroom patio so the lines aren't so interminable.
  • Banzai Burger. Dig in on May 25th at the burger and sushi joint that’s been renovated with in updated décor and new menu. An updated cocktail menu should be the first thing your fingers flip to.
  • Taste of Two Forks. Head to Bridgehampton for a showcasing of the best local culinary talent from over thirty East End restaurants, Long Island wineries form the Long Island Wine council and several premiere local purveyors.Click HEREto learn more and buy tickets.
  • SL East. For the second year in a row, this wild nightlife venue's over 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space should make everyone's weekend checklist.
  • C. Wonder, Whole Foods, and Dylan's Candy Bar will all be opening up pop up locations this summer, so you'll always have a place to keep your energy going and accessories flashing.
  • MONC XIII. Come by the newly opened storefront for vintage furniture and home goods from luxury brands and designers.
  • Beaumarchais. Opening May 18th, straight from the Meatpacking district comes a new brunch destination where you can experience signature dishes outside the busy NYC streets.
  • Zum Schneider. The East Village beergarden is coming to Montauk this May a single block away from the beach! They’re currently hiring as well.
  • Hamptons Players Club. Look out for the entirely whole new polo and equestrian themed restaurant and 15,000 sq. ft. beer garden will be opening in Montauk.
  • The Bell & Anchor. Try the new seafood restaurant in Sag Harbor. From David Loewenberg and Sam McCleland who own Beacon, bring you a menu consisting of steamed whole lobsters and raw bar. Open all year and available for private functions.
  • Andrra. Formerly known as The Boathouse, new buyers have updated the interior décor, and include an menu that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Nammos Estiatorio. Formerly Nello Summertimes, this new Mediterranean style restaurant is coming to Southampton. Try the The "Nammos Special" appetizer, a crisp paper thin zucchini and eggplant chips with tzatziki sauce.
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Thrillist's 3rd Annual Martini Week Kicks off at The Kitchen NYC
Thrillist kicked off its third annual Martini Week with an event at The Kitchen NYC (146 East 44th Street). The night featured Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose martini cocktails crafted by some of NYC's finest master mixologists. With libations ranging from Pink Sapphires (made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, maraschino, lemon juice and cranberry juice) to Orchard Apple Martinis (made with Grey Goose Vodka, apple juice, lime juice and simple syrup), guests enjoyed 14 different martini stations and jaw-trembling appetizers like juniper braised duck and jonah crab cakes. It was an exciting way to begin the two-week city-wide promotion, running through April 6th.
V.I.P: VERY IMPORTANT PARTY
Beaumarchais Celebrates 1st Anniversary with a Bang

Last night Brasserie Beaumarchais threw a birthday bash celebrating its landmark 1 year Anniversary in the Meatpacking District. The Parisian Cabaret-themed party featured burlesque dancers from The Love Show, cocktails by Moet & Hennessey, and mouth-watering red velvet cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. Guests were treated to a complimentary dinner (anything and everything on the menu!), which included delicious appetizers like Tuna Tartare De Ton, main dishes like Homard Rôti Du Maine lobster, and of course, their infamous $40 vanilla ice cream Mega Sundae. Doused in hot chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles with homemade chocolate chip cookies, and served in a 50 oz. martini glass, this is one dessert that is not for the faint of heart --or the calorie counter! To top it off, the massive mound of sugary goodness comes out blazing with sparklers. Yes, the same sparklers that come out when you order bottle service at a club.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Inside Talent Resources' Suites at Sundance

Every year movie (and party) lovers from all over the world flock to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. It's the world's largest independent film festival and includes 10 days of non-stop films, celebrities, parties, mingling, and networking. And Talent Resources has certainly returned to Sundance 2012 with a bang! Their gifting suites have been jam-packed with celebrities swooping up gifts from sponsors such as Rachel Roy, Sean John, Cream of Wheat, The Teaologist, DL1961 Premium Denim, Prasad Medical Skincare, and more!

Everyone from William H. Macy to Mary J. Blige has shown up to get their hands on free goodies. But it wasn't all about receiving; celebs also gave back by signing custom silver Cream of Wheat thermoses that are to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House charity.