Business Briefs: Elkin Recognized, Frenso Wine Dinner, Tarbet Expands

Bridget Elkin

Bridget Elkin Recognized as Outstanding Rookie at National Real Estate Conference

Bridget Elkin, a Greenport-based real estate advisor with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, recently received the Outstanding Rookie award from — a national recognition presented annually to an agent with less than five years of experience in real estate “who has exceeded all expectations,” according to a press release.

Elkin’s award was announced during The Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Bridget is an immensely talented marketer and negotiator who has experienced extraordinary success in a very short time,” said Deirdre O’ Connell, chief executive officer of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices Long Island-wide, including the North Fork and Westhampton Beach. “She has quickly become one of the top producing real estate advisors on Long Island’s North Fork.”

With 50 units sold — representing over $40 million in sales over the past two years — Elkin earned accolades as a Company Wide Top 10 outstanding producer at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in 2018. She became the second of two agents in the company’s nearly 100-year history to achieve top producing honors in their first year of business and was named company-wide Rookie of the Year in 2017.

Earlier this year, Wall Street Journal/Real Trends named Elkin as one of “America’s Best,” which is reserved for the top half of 1% of the 1.4 million licensed real estate agents nationwide.

“Armed with a degree in Mandarin and Asian Studies, Bridget began her career working in merchandising and brand development for LVMH in Hong Kong and San Francisco, and then at Ralph Lauren, where she was tasked with growing its business in Japan and Mainland China,” the release said. “These experiences gave her significant exposure to the global luxury consumer which translated well to the high end real estate market on Long Island’s East End.”

Fresno Restaurant To Host Beaujolais Wine Dinner

On the third Thursday of every November, a small area of France just south of Burgundy celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau Day, pouring their glasses full of the locally made wine.

Fresno isn’t waiting that long, and plans to host a Beaujolais Wine Dinner on Monday, November 11, at the East Hampton restaurant. After passed hors d’oeuvres — Rosette de Lyon, Pissaladiere and Poisson Cru — the five-course meal officially begins at 6 p.m., each dish paired with a Beaujolais wine.

Starting off the menu is Salade Lyonaise with frisée, endive and arugula, lardon, poached egg, warm mustard vinaigrette and crouton, followed by Pan Roasted Local Striped Bass with Balsam veggies, smoked eggplant purée, charred tomato oil and zucchini

The third course features Coq au Vin with bacon, mushrooms and pearl onion, followed by Saint-Marcellin with local honey and Espresso Pots au Crème.

Cost is $115, which includes tax and gratuity. For more information, call 631-324-8700 or visit

Almond Restaurant Goes Meatless (For One Night Only) with Jack Formica

Jack Formica of Amber Waves Farm is not only a forager, but also a chef — and he is merging his two passions for a one-night only, Meatless Monday menu on November 11 at Almond in Bridgehampton.

The four-course vegan dinner, featuring veggies grown on the Amagansett farm, will include Frutta di Terra, Sunflower Tostada with Amber corn and pickled wild radish, Umami Turnips with wild onion polenta and sorrel, and Pears in Forest Flavors with wild cranberry preserves.

Cost is $49, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, call 631-537-5665 or visit

 Tarbet & Lester PLLC Announces the Expansion of Personal Injury Practice

Jeff S. Korek, a partner at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. — a leading personal injury firm in New York City — will be of counsel to Tarbet & Lester, PLLC, as part of the East Hampton firm’s personal injury and medical malpractice expansion.

“We welcome Mr. Korek and the support and services he can provide to our clients,” according to a press release from the firm, which also has dedicated practice areas in trust and estates, litigation, real estate, land use and zoning, family law, criminal law and municipal law. “Tarbet & Lester, PLLC strives to provide our clients with the highest standards of counsel and to evolve our practice in order to service all the legal needs of our clients and community.”

Korek, an East Hampton resident, has served as the president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was named Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs in New York City. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year “ in 2016 for Personal Injury Litigation in New York City.

For more information, call (631) 907-3500 or visit