B Floral & Cobram Estate

Chef Kevin O’Connor of Cobram Estate olive oil’s dinner on Saturday night.

Flower installations by B Floral. Independent/Dale Algo

On Friday, August 16, B Floral and alice+olivia in Southampton hosted a cocktail and shopping event to benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The party included custom floral installations and stunning floral artistry decor from B Floral. It provided the perfect backdrop for an Instagram-able moment. Have I mentioned that I’ve never met a flower wall I didn’t love? And this one deserves some praise.

Southampton Fresh Air Home is a foundation that provides a camp for physically challenged children and has been doing so for over 100 years. It’s located on four acres in the heart of Southampton.

The next night, The Independent, along with writer Zachary Weiss, hosted an evening at camp that included open fire cooking with Chef Kevin O’Connor of Cobram Estate olive oil. Indy partnered with Simple Vodka to produce the event, which was held at Terra Glamping at Cedar Point Park in East Hampton, deep in Northwest Woods.

As guests arrived, they enjoyed cocktails by Simple along with Whitley Neill Handcrafted Gin, and kombucha from Bear’s Fruit. The beautifully rustic multi-course meal included local duck from Crescent Duck Farm, sea bass from the Seafood Shop, Peeko oysters from the North Fork, mushrooms from Open Minded Organics, cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy, and vegetables from Balsam Farms. As dinner began, the Out East rosé flowed, as did the conversation, while Chef Kevin described each course to the table.

Guests left the dinner with a gift bag that included a bottle of olive oil as well as a recipe by the chef. Next weekend, we’ll host a brunch with Cobram. Stay tuned for the full feature, video, and more photos, which will be published with next week’s issue.

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