Indy Scene: Interesting guests, places of note, and where to get what

Entertaining Essentials




The Guests?

Pamela Morgan. Independent/CourtesyFlirting With Flavors

Pamela Morgan, renowned cookbook author, lifestyle, and entertaining expert has been tantalizing the taste buds of Hamptonites for more than a quarter of a century. Featured on the Food Network, Morgan’s company is essential for enjoying social supremacy this summer to hear her tales of the recently sold-out cabaret acts in New York City. www.flirtingwithflavors.com

Catherine DeMarchelier. Independent/Rob Rich, SocietyAllure.com

Catherine Demarchelier, Shelter Island resident, and with husband, Eric and daughter, Emily, are owners of Restaurant Demarchelier, and is a jewelry designer with CD charms. Demarchelier has long had a special fondness for and connection with her community. She has always been artistic and innovative, with previous careers as a decorator and a stylist that honed her aesthetic eye. www.cdcharms.com

Randy Zelin. Independent/Patrick McMullan

Randy Zelin, a highly sought-after media legal commentator for the media, Zelin is a regularly on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CBSN, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, and Law and Crime, making him an ideal conversationalist and, should summer fun in the Hamptons lead to issues, lawyer. www.randyzelinlaw.com

Leesa Rowland

Leesa Rowland, actress, television star, author, and philanthropist, is able to participate in any social situation the Hamptons can throw at you. She has also been studying comedy in New York at the famed Upright Citizen’s Brigade whose alumni include Amy Poehler, Horatio Sands, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian McKay. www.leesarowland.net

Best Places To Host?

Duryea Lobster

For a dose of the South of France in Montauk, Duryea’s offers a raw bar with seating alongside the theater of the team at work preparing the oysters, clams, and seafood in front of diners. Outside, the deck has those hard-to-get tables by the waterfront (time to call Stephane Dupoux) where you can take in that sun, sea, and those magnums of rosé wine. www.duryealobsters.com

Nick & Toni’s

Starting its fourth decade this year, Nick & Toni’s is the East Hampton hub for classic, seasonally-inspired dining in a Tuscan farmhouse-style location. Reserve an outdoor table and engage all five senses from the sights and sounds to the delicious taste of the cuisine. www.nickandtonis.com  

Stone Creek Inn

Stone Creek Inn enters its ninth decade as a dining institution. Chef Christian Mir, former executive sous chef of Tavern on the Green and his wife, Elaine, left the City and took over in May 1996, bringing their own twist on French cuisine to their loyal Hamptons following. www.stonecreekinn.com

Union Cantina

Top slot for Mexican cuisine in the Hamptons this season remains Union Cantina, located in Southampton. Ian Duke and David Hilty work alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s “Iron Chefs of America.” www.unioncantina.net

The Staples

Wake up and smell the coffee at The Golden Pear or this season, enjoy dinner, as it is open until 9 PM. With locations in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton, as well as Sag Harbor, you can be guaranteed of being close to those flavored coffees, pastries, and snacks. Get ready for a queue and make mine a Caramel Coffee. www.goldenpear.com

Shop for your selection of groceries and necessities at King Kullen in Bridgehampton. With an old-school variety of produce and supplies, you will be able to make it a one-stop shop to load up. That said, author of “The Kitchen Sleuth,” Henry Lambert, swears by the quality of its steak. Time to fire up that charcoal barbecue. www.kingkullen.com

Round Swamp Farm

Indulge your sweet tooth with one of the fresh fruit dessert pies from Round Swamp Farm, the East End’s go-to spot for fresh baked goods and farm quality market food. Visit the Bridgehampton, or East Hampton store that started it all. www.roundswampfarm.com

Chateau de Chausse

This summer, what rosé wine could boast better social credentials in the Hamptons than one coming from a vineyard located close to St. Tropez in the South of France? Chateau de Chausse produces a range of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, and Rolle grapes which together make up the fabulous Rosé Cotes de Provence 2016. Blended from Cinsault and Grenache grapes, this rosé has high minerality and is dry with a fruity taste, which reflects the proximity of the soil from the Mediterranean. www.chateaudechausse.com