Get Your Swim On, Valentine’s Day Style
This Valentine’s Day weekend, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa could be the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking for a cozy beach escape and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.
They just won’t want to jump in it — and they don’t have to.
The resort’s famous indoor seawater pool, the only one of its kind in North America, will be open late for lovebirds on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, screening poolside movies starting at 9 p.m.
“The property will also have V-Day themed FUNBOY floats in the indoor pool to relax on while watching movies with champagne in hand,” a press release said. “Additionally, the property will be offering multisensory themed igloos, cooking classes, offering F&B pairings, activities and more.”
For more information, call 631-668-2345 or visit gurneysresorts.com/montauk.
Valentine’s Day: Let the Food Set the Mood
There is no better way to profess your love to your sweetheart than with food.
And on Friday, February 14, cliché menus and cringe-worthy settings are nowhere in sight at this roundup of East End restaurants, each offering menus worthy of Valentine’s Day romancing.
The Bell & Anchor, Sag Harbor | 631-724-3400 | thebellandanchor.com
Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, with $1 oysters, $10 glasses of Prosecco, $15 glasses of champagne and specials in honor of love, prepared by chef Sam McCleland.
Page @ 63 Main, Sag Harbor | 631-725-1810 | page63main.com
Make a reservation for dinner and receive a complimentary glass of rosé this Valentine’s Day at the modern American eatery, which will serve a prix fixe menu until 6:30 p.m., followed by a romantic a la carte menu served the rest of the night.
Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor | 631-725-2100 | baronscove.com
Charred oysters, filet mignon and Arctic char are front and center on a special prix fixe menu offered Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, with live music in the downstairs lounge to follow a Valentine’s dinner.
The American Hotel, Sag Harbor| 631-725-3535 | americanhotel.com
A three-course Valentine’s Day menu will start with a selection of appetizers — chilled Peconic oysters, wild chanterelle mushrooms with warm brioche, and chilled Maine lobster salad a la Moscovite — followed by a choice of entrée, including Maine lobster a la Thermidorian, grilled tornados a la Rossini, pan-roasted diver scallops, and more.
An assortment of desserts will round out the meal, which costs $95, among them Valrhona chocolate marquis with raspberry coulis.
Cappelletti Restaurant, Sag Harbor | 631-725-7800 | cappellettirestaurant.com
The dining room will be transformed into a “charming experience of roses, balloons and lobster-topped, heart-shaped ravioli” this Valentine’s Day, according to the restaurant. Singles, couples and friends are welcome to not only dine, but also enjoy complimentary Lemoncella and sweets.
Il Capuccino Ristorante, Sag Harbor | 631-725-2747 | ilcaps.com
Romantic Italian dinners begin on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, at 5 p.m., and on Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., featuring authentic dishes, local seafood and fresh salads — not to mention some of the best garlic rolls in the village.
Lulu Kitchen and Bar, Sag Harbor | 631-725-0900 | lulusagharbor.com
Pair a Valentine’s Day four-course menu with specially selected wines on Friday, February 14, starting with a choice of appetizer — Salmon Three Ways, Crunchy Winter Vegetable Salad or Wasabi Mascarpone — followed by either Celeriac “Tagliatelle” or Crab & Calamari.
Entrées include Slow Cooked Blood Orange Chicken or Roasted Duck Breast & Duck Confit – Sunchoke Latke, followed by dessert: Molten Chocolate Cake or Apple Tarte with vanilla ice cream.
Fee is $85 per person, and $110 with the wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity.
Almond, Bridgehampton | 631-537-5665 | almondrestaurant.com
It’s all about blood orange for this four-course Valentine’s Day menu, running in addition to the regular a la carte menu — but who would want to pass this up?
The appetizer includes a choice between Molly n’ Sarah’s Fried Oysters or Foie Gras Terrine, followed by Ray’s Charred Radicchio or Blood Orange Cured Striped Bass. Pick either Crescent Farm Duck a l’Orange or Seared MTK Scallops as an entrée, and finish off dinner with Anthony’s Polenta Cake with blood orange curd, whipped mascarpone and chocolate.
Fee is $85 per person.
Carissa’s, East Hampton | 631-604-5911 | carissasthebakery.com
Join chef Helen Nguyen for a weekend-long dinner pop-up, featuring modern takes on Vietnamese classics, from Friday, February 14, through Sunday, February 16, at 7 p.m. daily.
The Daniel alum, known for her sold-out Saigon Social pop-ups and forthcoming Lower East Side restaurant of the same name, will offer a multi-course dinner each night, featuring hors d’oeuvres, five courses and desserts.
Fee is $100 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, and include preferred date, number of guests and a phone number.
The Maidstone, East Hampton | Themaidstone.com
No pressure or anything, but this Valentine’s Day weekend, the hotel and restaurant will have psychic medium Heather Carlucci on hand, as well as jeweler Lisa Lowenstein, who will present a trunk show and offer jewelry classes on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15.
But let’s not forget the four-course prix fixe menu, too, available for $80.
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, East Hampton | 631-324-1770 | 1770house.com
As any great date should, the tasting menus crafted by chef Michael Rozzi build like a crescendo, starting with small bites and lighter flavors that gradually grow into big, full flavors and multi-layer dishes.
Valentine’s Day will be no different, with a four-course prix fixe dinner offered on Friday, February 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. First course selections include Crisp Hog’s Neck Bay Oysters, Spicy Montauk Fluke Tartare, Beets and Pomelo Salad, followed by a choice between Handmade Agnolotti, Seared Dayboat Scallop, and Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras.
The meal continues with Roasted Prawns, Texas Wagyu Strip Steak or an Australian Rack of Lamb, rounded out by Peanut Butter and Banana Profiteroles or Sticky Date Cake.
Fee is $85 per sweetheart, plus tax, gratuity and beverage — perhaps champagne and sparkling wines by the glass, half bottle and full bottle, ranging from $14 to $450.
‘Gay Like Me’ Author Richie Jackson Visits BookHampton
Richie Jackson, author of “Gay Like Me,” will join Don Lemon of CNN for a conversation on his memoir — which O: The Oprah Magazine named “An LGBTQ Book That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020” — on Saturday, February 15, at 4 p.m. at BookHampton in East Hampton.
“In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years,” according to a press release.
For more information, visit bookhampton.com.