Almond, 1 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton, will celebrate 15 years on the South Fork on Tuesday, April 12. The milestone will be celebrated with a cocktail party from 7 to 9 p.m. Passed hors d’oeuvres, highlighting favorite items from the last 15 years, and cocktails will be served featuring donations from Amber Waves Farm, Southern Wine & Spirits, Channing Daughters Winery and Paumanok Winery. All proceeds will benefit local photographer Eric Striffler who recently lost his home to a fire. A silent auction will offer locally inspired items. Tickets are $40 in advance and may be purchased online at https://almond15.eventbrite.com or for $50 at the door, cash or check.
In 2001, childhood friends Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton on Montauk Highway. Chef Weiner has established himself as top toque with a very strong commitment and dedication to utilizing locally farmed products in order to support the local community. In the spring of 2011, the restaurant moved about a mile down the street to its current location at One Ocean Road. The year round restaurant is notable for hosting it’s Artist & Writers series featuring local luminaries who contribute to the bustling East End arts community. Almond has expanded to Manhattan in recent years: Almond NYC in Flatiron and Tribeca and L&W Oyster Co.
For more information, contact Almond at (631) 537-5665 or visit almondrestaurant.com.