Now in its fourth fabulous year, Dan’s GrillHampton has evolved into a true Who’s Who of grillmasters. It will once again feature renowned chefs from both New York and the Hamptons battling in a cooking competition and tasting event like no other. As Team NYC and Team Hamptons vie for the Judges Award and People’s Choice honors, you will sample an extraordinary variety of dishes, enjoy beer and specialty cocktails while listening to live music by Dan’s Best of the Best winner New Life Crisis, and then be a part of the action as you cast your vote for the finest food of the night!
New this year, Dan’s GrillHampton offers a VIP experience that includes the exclusive VIP Preview Hour from 7–8 p.m. before anyone else enters; access to the waterfront VIP Lounge with sparkling wine bar by Bottega Liquid Metals Collection; early access to the Jonsar Photo Experience; VIP Gift Bag curated by Robb Vices and more! 100 lucky VIPs will receive host Adam Richman’s cookbook and have a meet-and-greet signing with Adam himself!
Here’s a sneak peek of each chef’s plan of attack on Friday, July 22!
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1 North Steakhouse, Chris Cariello: Surf & Turf Skewer, butter poached lobster and seared filet mignon with grilled local asparagus
First & South, Scott Leventhal: Roasted Pig with two farm-fresh salads
Old Stove Pub, George Gounelas: NY Strip, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta cheese wrapped in NY Strip with grilled home fry
RUMBA Inspired Island Cuisine and Rum Bar, David Hersh: Dominican Ribs with Mexican Street Corn
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More! Arthur Wolf: Campfire BBQ Beef Short Ribs with a cheddar, jalapeno and grilled corn griddle cake
The Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk, Jason Kallert: Smoked Brisket Sliders with sweet & spicy daikon slaw, potato roll
Topping Rose House, Drew Hiatt: Spicy Harissa Lamb Shoulder Smoked Local Yogurt & White Miso, BBQ charred peaches, kohlrabi and beet green kimchi
Grey Lady MTK, Jon Warnock: TOP SECRET
Campagna, Devin Bozkaya: White Label Burger, tomato jam, whole grain mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, cheddar grilled corn, piquillo peppers, basil, miso butter
Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, Admir Alibasic: Shaved Prime Rib Sandwich served on a French baguette with horseradish aioli, grilled mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese and pork belly charred cabbage slaw
Black Tap | Craft Burgers & Beer, Joe Isidori: The Greg Norman Wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese & arugula Mexican street corn with chipotle mayo
Hill Country Barbecue Market, Charles Grund: Smoked Tri Tip with green chili rub and summer veg salad
Speedy Romeo, Justin Bazdarich: Whole Grilled and Braised Lamb with Mint Breadcrumbs, grilled zucchini, smoked eggplant, cherry tomato vinaigrette and feta
T-Bar Steak & Lounge, Ben Zwicker: Grilled Octopus and Riviera Potato Skewers of grilled Spanish octopus, marinated with garlic, parsley, chili and lemon. served with a grilled potato, olive, sundried tomato skewer and basil oil
Shake Shack, Mark Rosati: Bacon CheddarShack All-natural Angus beef hamburger topped with smoked Niman Ranch bacon and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese sauce. Malted Chocolate Cheesecake frozen custard
Tavern62 by David Burke, David Burke: Crisp Pig Face with Grilled and Spiced Summer Fruit Chutney, pickled watermelon rind on soft flour tortilla
White Gold, April Bloomfield, Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura: TOP SECRET
THE FINAL ROUND
The Ice Cream Patch, Jennifer DiVello & John Pastore: Rosemary Ice Cream, Nutty-NOFO Cocoa Sea Salt Ice Cream, raspberry ice cream, cucumber ice cream, basil ice cream
Sweet Epiphany, Valerie Hnatik: Hamptons Gold mini cupcake, a champagne cake with strawberry and white chocolate filling, champagne and strawberry cream cheese frosting, topped with a slice of fresh, organic local strawberry drizzled with white chocolate and gilded with 24K gold
Events by Peter Ambrose: TOP SECRET
Dan’s GrillHampton is Friday, July 22 at Fairview Farm at Mecox, in Bridgehampton. For tickets and more, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.