‘The Hamptons Kitchen’ at Water Mill’s Bistro Été

Cookbook author Stacy Dermont and Chef Arie Pavlou at Bistro Ete in Water Mill. Photo by Barbara Lassen.

Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and restaurateur Arie Pavlou teams up with Sag Harbor cookbook author Stacy Dermont at his Bistro Été in Water Mill on Saturday, May 29, where, from 4 to 7 p.m. patrons will receive a glass of rosé with the purchase of Dermont’s book “The Hamptons Kitchen.” Though the event is fully booked, Dermont plans to return for an additional signing event at Bistro Été on Sunday, July 11, 4 to 7 p.m.

Chef Arie, an author himself, was an advisor on the book and in it, he is credited for creating “instant mead,” and for his work on adapting Dermont’s family recipe for rabbit, a sticky-sweet, slow-roasted curried rabbit.

“The Hamptons Kitchen” was released during the height of the pandemic and quickly became the top-selling regional cookbook in the mid-Atlantic states. Featuring a foreword by world renowned food critic Gael Greene and original photos by Barbara Lassen, the book offers a guide to what’s-in-season-when and over 100 original recipes, plus it includes a host of suggested East End wine pairings.

Bistro Été is located at 760 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. “The Hamptons Kitchen” is available from area bookstores and from all major online booksellers in both print and digital formats.