On Saturday, May 1, Hen of the Woods market officially opens its doors in Southampton Village. Located at 48 Hampton Road, the store is taking over a part of the dining area from La Parmigiana and features out-of-the-ordinary, responsibly sourced, gourmet pantry staples and other items.
Hen of the Woods will sell an extensive selection of exotic produce and other coveted culinary ingredients with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from farmers and purveyors with whom co-owners Jonathan Bernard and Suzy Yang have forged personal relationships. Everything in the store is intended to elevate the customer’s at-home cooking experience while simultaneously supporting local and small purveyors who offer the best in class for what they do (think oysters, caviar, uni, sushi-grade fish). The emphasis on working with these folks comes from wanting to know exactly where everything is coming from. This way that knowledge and information can be shared with the customers to further their experience.
Bernard, a farmer and forager coined as “The Uni Bomber,” has been supplying mushrooms, uni and other incredible food products to top chefs and restaurants across the New York metropolitan region for the past four years. His expertise and hands-on involvement will offer an exceptional product selection for home-cooks and professional chefs alike. In addition, unique Asian ingredients will also fill the shelves to shed light on some of Yang’s favorite pantry staples in an approachable way.
Hen of the Woods will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with longer hours expected for the summer months.
Purveyors include Sea Stephanie Fish (Santa Barbara uni, spiny lobsters and other sustainable seafood), Scola’s Scallops (Chris Scola sourcing scallops from Montauk), Bordier Butter (French handmade butter), Little Fork Vinegar (Brian Kwasnieski’s local vinegar) and DP Knives (hand crafted knives made in East Hampton).
For more information, visit 48hampton.com.