Business: Eateries Down with Love, Albertson Realty Expands

Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. Eric Striffler photo

East End Eateries Get Down with Love — And Food

For foodies, nothing kills the Valentine’s Day mood quite like a box of chocolates from the picked-over drugstore candy aisle.

But don’t worry. This February 14, the East End has sweethearts covered — just don’t forget to make a reservation.

Lulu Kitchen and Bar, located at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor, will serve a five-course Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person, and $85 or $95 if paired with Belgian beers or wines, respectively.

Start with Mussel Consommé and Sea Urchin Raviolo with Grilled Lemon, or Citrus salad with red endive, smoked beets, butternut squash and house lemon ricotta, followed by a second course of Woodfired and Drunken Quail with cous cous & roasted grapes, or

Pan roasted codfish loin with jasmine coconut rice and curry emulsion.

The main course will include Roasted Venison Chop with parsley root mousseline, sweet & sour cranberry, crispy Brussels sprouts and royal sauce, or Wood Fired Oven Roasted Drunken Lobster and raclette cheese with grilled bamboo heart slaw.

Pop in a Chimay cheese “bonbon” before dessert — White Chocolate and Cherry Clafoutis with brown sugar buttermilk ice cream and huckleberry coulis.

Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (631) 725-0900 or visit

In East Hampton, Fresno will celebrate the day of love with $1 oysters and discounted glasses of champagne, as well as a la carte specials in addition to the regular menu. For reservations, call the restaurant — located at 8 Fresno Place — at (631) 324-8700 or visit

Blood orange is the theme for Almond’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu, which will cost $85 per person at the Bridgehampton restaurant, located at 1 Ocean Road.

Appetizers include Peconic Bay Scallop Crudo with blood orange agrodolce and cashews, or Foie Gras Torchon with saffron persimmon, blood orange jam and challah, followed by a Winter Salad with chicory, citrus, sumac, radishes, pumpkin seeds and Aleppo.

Choose between Blood Orange Lacquered Strong Island Duck with crispy broccoli and togarashi, or Swordfish Adobo with blood orange mole and pickled fennel salad, for an entrée, and then feast on chocolate and blood oranges for dessert.

For more information, call (631) 537-5665 or visit

Though Nick & Toni’s is still serving its regular a la carte menu, the East Hampton restaurant, located at 136 North Main Street, will add a few special items, including a Lobster and Avocado Salad with crispy vegetables for $24, Pan Roasted Bronzino Filet, Clam and Potato Veloute for $42, and Triple Chocolate Pavlova for $14.

For reservations, which are strongly recommended, call (631) 324-3550.

Rowdy Hall, located down the road at 10 Main Street in the Parrish Mews, is taking the same approach by adding a few specialty items to its regular menu. Start with Steak Tartare with quail egg, chopped red onions, capers and a toasted baguette for $16, followed by Cioppino with lobster, monk fish, mussels, clams, a toasted baguette and red pepper rouille for $32, finished by Chocolate Fudge Cake with raspberry meringue and chocolate cremeux for $12.

For more information, call (631) 324-8555.

Golden Eagle Gears Up for Winter Break Mini Art Camp

It’s about that time for winter break — and to get creative at Golden Eagle’s February Break Mini Art Camp, from Monday, February 18, to Saturday, February 23, for children age 6 and up in East Hampton.

“This year, students will enjoy adventures in printmaking on our press in the barn, relief painting with bottle caps, sculpting with found organic materials, drawing and mixed media collage,” according to the website.

Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily at Golden Eagle Artist Supply, located at 144 North Main Street. Admission is $50 per session, or $225 for all five. Space is limited. Register by calling (631) 324-0603 or visit

Tom Scalia, Broker/Owner Century 21 Albertson Realty.

Same Village, New Location: Albertson Realty Relocates Within Greenport

Century 21 Albertson Realty, a North Fork-based real estate company founded in 1973, has expanded its operations to a new location in Greenport — an office that can now accommodate the firm’s growth and the varying needs of real estate consumers in the local marketplace, according to broker and owner Tom Scalia. The new office is located at 413 Main Street.

“We’re excited to move our Greenport office to this new space and to be able to better serve our sales associates and the customers and clients they serve each and every day,” he said in a press release. “It is also a sign of our commitment to continued growth in this market.”

Century 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 9,400 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 80 countries and territories worldwide, with more than 127,000 independent sales professionals, the release said.

“Like all independently owned and operated firms in the CENTURY 21 Franchise System, CENTURY 21 Albertson Realty shares the market power, vast global presence and referral network of the iconic brand,” it said. “The CENTURY 21 System provides brand marks, marketing, communications and innovative technology solutions that help enable its franchisees and their independent sales associates to attract and engage prospects, nurture customers, and deliver a positive real estate transaction experience.”

For more information, call (631) 477-2730 or visit