The biggest food happening since Dan’s Taste of Two Forks — the monthly Topping Rose House Winter Farmers Market in Bridgehampton opened to overwhelming attendance on Saturday morning.
Balloons, wine samples and a whole lot of locally-produced foods and products greeted the standing-room-only crowds that included food world notables Chef Jeanne Cuddy-Peretz (Barefoot Contessa), Kathleen King (Tate’s Bake Shop) and East Hampton Gourmet’s (EHG) Kate Pratt. The camera-shy Pratt was there to train an assistant in promoting EHG’s crisp breads and coconut bliss bites. These goodies are already a hit at Topping Rose and Pratt is in talks with several high-end hotels in New York.
Topping Rose’s Chef de Cuisine Ty Kotz popped in on a short break from the kitchen to personally thank all of the 31 vendors for attending their indoor market. Some attendees also ran into celebrity “top chef” and host Tom Colicchio there, in his signature white hat. Colicchio cooked up a special venison dinner that evening as part of Topping Rose House’s Winter Game Weekend. The next market will be held on February 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it will continue every third Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for the duration of the season.
Participating vendors at Saturday’s farmer’s market included a host of local food producers, artisans and small businesses. The complete list: A Taste of the North Fork, Amagansett Sea Salt, Apropo Sea Salt, Arlotta Food & Olive Oil, Borghese Vineyard, Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry, Cavaniola’s Cheese Shop, cHarissa, Copia Granola Energy Bars, East Hampton Gourmet, Ginger Goods, Gula Gula Empanadas, Hamptons Water Company, Holly Browder Poultry & Eggs, Kalypso Greek Yogurt, Lieb Cellars, Long Island Mushrooms, Lorna’s Nuts & Goodies, Mecox Bay Dairy, North Fork Chocolate Co., Old School Favorites, Plain-T Iced Tea, Rustic Roots Delivery, Stoked Granola, Wolffer Estate, BookHampton, babyhampton, Claire Jacobs Jewelry, LuKnits.com, Southampton Soap Co. and Sylvester & Co.
This coming weekend, on Friday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Topping Rose House is hosting a pig roast in the barn! The all-inclusive menu, starring a whole spit-roasted pig, is accompanied by wine pairings from Wölffer Estate and costs $75 for adults and $35 for kids 10 and younger. Email Eliza Nordeman at email@example.com for reservations.
Topping Rose House is located at 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. Call 631-537-0870 or visit toppingrosehouse.com.