Hamptons Dining Dish: Almond, Caci, Love Lane Kitchen

Almond Restaurant Exterior
Almond in Bridgehampton. Photo: almondrestaurant.com

Here we dish on what’s hot in Hamptons and North Fork dining:

THE LIVING ROOM RESTAURANT at c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton offers a build your own prix fixe Sunday through Thursday. The prix fixe offers your choice of three courses or two courses (appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert) from the entire menu with a glass of wine. The cost is $42 person. Select menu items include: de puy, cold lentil salad with sautéed vegetables, pickled radishes and turnips, asparagus aioli with a parmesan and red beet emulsion; sweet corn fish soup with sautéed scallops, scallions and a herb citronette; and crispy duck breast with grilled peach, scallions and a balsamic reduction red wine sauce. 631-324-5006. themaidstone.com/restaurant.

ALMOND in Bridgehampton offers a new prix fixe from 5 to 7:30 p.m. available Tuesday through Thursday. The three-course menu offers three options for each course, and the menu changes nightly. The cost is $29. Sample appetizers are: warm Amagansett beet salad; herbed goat cheese ravioli; and Wheatberry and broccoli soup with smoked cheddar crostini. Sample entrées include: dock to dish whole roasted Dorade, marinated Sagaponack beefsteaks, grilled pancetta and spring onion toast; roasted chicken with Tom’s red bliss potatoes and green beans; and steak frites. Sample dessert items include: buttermilk panna cotta; and Jen’s peach and ginger compote, pop tart.
631-537-5665. almondrestaurant.com

CACI NORTH FORK in Southold is open for dinner nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. and lunch on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Select menu highlights include: Buffalo milk ricotta ravioli with black summer truffle sauce; grilled rack of lamb with caramelized shallots and red wine sauce; and grilled striped bass with aromatic herb and red bell pepper sauce. Select desserts include: panna cotta with blackberry sauce; caramel gelato with toffee sauce; and warm chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and vanilla gelato. 631-765-4383. cacinorthfork.com

668 THE GIG SHACK in Montauk hosts a happy hour Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. offering half-priced appetizers and half-priced draft beers and well-drinks. Appetizers include: spicy tuna tartar taquitos with toasted sesame seeds, avocado and micro greens; seared local scallops with baby arugula salad, avocado, toasted sesame seeds and warm soy vinaigrette; and pickled banana pepper quesadillas with black beans, roasted corn and cilantro sour cream. 631-668-2727. 668thegigshack.com

LOVE LANE KITCHEN in Mattituck is open daily serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is available daily from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch highlights include: seasonal pancakes such as lemon ricotta or pumpkin flavored; fish tacos, two flour tortillas stuffed with fresh grilled fish, marinated radish guacamole and cilantro sour cream; goat cheese panini with sautéed mushrooms, onions, zucchini, squash, eggplant with Mesclun greens on pressed focaccia roll. Dinner items include: Cory’s coconut curry chicken with sticky white rice and fresh avocado; Moroccan style roasted Crescent Farm duck with Israeli couscous; and marinated double cut baby lamb chops with charred eggplant salad. 631-298-8989. lovelanekitchen.com.

THE SOUTHAMPTON GOLF RANGE debuted a new snack bar over the 4th of July weekend, and the gourmet menu will be offered year-round. Golfers and, come winter, ice skaters, can enjoy a full lineup of offerings from Nathan’s—think: hot dogs and fries—Gene’s Famous Sandwiches—Italian heroes, meatball sandwiches, Italian sausages—milk shakes, pizza, beer and wine and Tate’s cookies ice cream sandwiches. The Southampton Golf Range has undergone a number of renovations recently, adding heated tees for winter playing and all new mats. The Southampton Golf Range is located at 668 County Road 39, Southampton, 631-283-2158, southamptongolfrange.com.

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