NYC Restaurant Launches Summer Location in Montauk

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JJ Johnson (FIELDTRIP in NYC) and Justin Smillie (il Bucco, NYC) teamed up last week on a menu at Mastrador Marram in Montauk. The two chefs grilled up lunch and dinner at the newly opened restaurant.

Donna Lennard, Justin Smillie, and their team from il Buco in New York City are heading east for an exciting summer residency. They’re thrilled to introduce il Buco at Mostrador Marram in Montauk. The new restaurant is a meeting of worlds, drawing on the timelessness of il Buco’s simple ingredient-forward preparations and the eclectic, laid-back spirit of the Marram property and Montauk. The menu highlights the East End’s local fisheries and organic farms, as well as il Buco Alimentari’s house made breads and salumi.

The all-day outdoor cafe is available to Marram guests and visitors alike. It features a variety of dishes covering breakfast, lunch, aperitivo hour, and dinner periods. Smillie’s menu includes breakfast offerings like semolina blueberry muffins; egg scramble; crisp pork belly and parmigiano on house made focaccia. Lunch and dinner includes dishes such as sprouted chickpea falafel with tahini and a cucumber, kohlrabi, avocado salad; a lobster roll; a smashed burger with charred balsamic onions, special sauce, arugula and crispy salted fries; and a variety of cast-iron pizzas, such as tomato, hand-pulled mozzarella and spring garlic, or one with zucchini flowers, fontina, tomato and anchovy.

The full bar features drinks from il Buco’s beverage director David Giuliano and will focus on lighter, aperitivo style cocktails such as an Italian daiquiri featuring white rum, Cynar, and lime; the Rome With a View comprised of Campari, dry vermouth, lime, and soda; a Basil Paloma with tequila, poblano, basil-grapefruit juice, lime, soda; and Il Buco’s signature Contratto Spritz made with Contratto aperitivo, prosecco, and orange. A creative wine list offers a variety of sparkling, rosé, white and red selections, as well as canned wines and beers.

So stop by Marram at 21 Oceanview Terrace in Montauk and enjoy a taste of il Buco on the beach. For more information, visit marrammontauk.com/dine/.

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