The Hamptons – Rosé All Day
For our anniversary this year, Scott and I decided to take a few days off for a mid-week trip to the Hamptons. Only a two-and-a-half hour drive from the city, the East End is a Mecca for food, beach lovers, and most importantly, rosé.
Our first meal was at the iconic Lunch: Lobster Roll, just footsteps from our hotel. Showtime fans know The Lobster Roll as the location of Alison and Cole’s family business in “The Affair,” and the old-time haunt has hosted celebrities from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Kim Cattrall.
Their hot lobster roll is a staple: mounds of fresh lobster dripping with butter. It will set you back about $30 but you’ll never have a lobster roll piled with more meat.
The beach in Amagansett was completely empty — most Hamptons visitors come out on weekends — so we got to enjoy miles of sandy beaches almost completely to ourselves.
The Hamptons boast a long roster of famous artists — most famously Jackson Pollock — and the best place to check out both local talent as well as world-famous modernists is the Parrish Art Museum. It’s worth the ticket just to view the architecture of the building (but free with a student ID!)
Unquestionably the official drink of the Hamptons is rosé, the soft pink wine that’s perfect for the summer. We headed over to visit to most famous rosé vineyard in the Hamptons, The Wölffer Estate Vineyard, for a tasting — and a view of their 55-acre vine patch.
Their tasting area is nestled right next to the grape vines, making you feel like you’re in the Provençal countryside. We’d recommend their Summer Wine Flight, which features their most popular wines. At $25 a pop, it was well worth it. (We also nabbed a gorgeous bottle at their on-site wine store.)
Our final stop before heading back to Brooklyn was a visit to the Montauk lighthouse. As the farthest tip of New York, it truly feels like gazing out into the end of the world.