DISH: Valentine’s Day at 1770 House

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The 1770 House parlor (Credit: John Musnicki, courtesy of The 1770 House)

Chef Michael Rozzi likes his tasting menus to build like a crescendo — and there is, perhaps, no better holiday for that than Valentine’s Day.

Winter warming specials are at the heart of his four-course prix fixe, available for $85 per sweetheart, on Thursday, February 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. at The 1770 House, located at 143 Main Street in East Hampton

Fluke filet with roasted maitake, leek and sunchoke hash, and vadouvan oil (Credit: Robyn Lea, courtesy The 1770 House)

The first course selections are small bites with lighter flavors — from Chilled West Coast Oysters to Baby Beets to Foie Gras Torchon — starting off a menu that gradually grows into big, full flavors and multi-layer dishes.

Second course selections include Cauliflower Bisque with house hot smoked salmon and Siberian caviar; Sheeps Milk Ricotta Ravioli with baby artichokes, pancetta and heirloom carrot; and Littleneck Clams with white wine broth, garlic and shallots, tomato and grilled bread.

For the entrée, choose between Fluke Filet with roasted maitake, leek and sunchoke Hash, and vadouvan oil; Butter Poached Lobster with brandy and tarragon, a vegetable bouquet and black truffle; Milk Fed Suckling Pig Porchetta with smoked apple, sweet potato, baby kale and cider jus; or Braised Beef Shortrib with fregola sarda, crimini mushrooms and winter greens.

And for dessert, just leave it to Chef Rozzi to do the selecting.

“Rozzi’s menus may be enjoyed with wines from The 1770 House’s 250-bottle Wine Spectator award-winning list, overseen by Wine Director Michael Cohen,” according to a press release. “For those who like a Champagne toast, The 1770 House is one of the few restaurants to serve NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve by the glass and at $22. There are 17 Champagne and sparkling wine selections, including two by the glass ($14 – $22); NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve and Rosé by the half bottle ($48-$80); and bottles ($56 – $300) from France, Spain, New Mexico, California and the North Fork.”

To extend the celebrations, six main house guest rooms range from $180 to $280 per night on weekdays, $236 to $420 on weekends, and the two-story, two-bedroom carriage house is $556 on weekdays and $604 on weekends.

“The warm welcome includes breakfast and in-room snacks,” the release said. “On Saturday and Sunday, hot selections are featured with challah French toast or buttermilk pancakes with warm Vermont maple syrup; eggs any style, including omelet of choice or eggs Benedict; and smoked salmon frittata with cream cheese, chives and green salad. On weekdays, a continental buffet features house-made muffins and granola, smoked salmon and sliced onion, hard boiled eggs, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit. Coffee is by Hampton Coffee Company. In-suite snack bar treats for purchase include Dean & DeLuca selections, North Fork Potato Chips, Tate’s Cookies and fresh fruit.”

For more information, call (631) 324-1770 or visit 1770house.com.

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