For the first time this summer my husband and I got to go out on a date, by ourselves. It’s been probably the most hectic summer of our lives with guests visiting, my LMP biz getting started and the stock market taking a nose dive into the dirt. So going out to dinner alone was a real treat for us.
Since coming out east for the past 5 years we’ve been dying to try Stone Creek Inn. Stationed in an old B&B looking type house this romantic restaurant is the perfect place for a night out with a loved one. The setting is very cozy and rustic feeling almost like you’re dining in a ski lodge which is a trip during the summer. The service was decent though it felt like it was rookie night where the waiters lacked the experience you would expect from a fine dining establishment like this one. The food on the other hand was superb. I started with the yellow fin tuna tartare which was tossed with ginger, soy sauce, chives and topped with a wasabi caviar. I could have eaten 10 plates of this.
My hubby got the smoked salmon platter which was buttery and beyond delicious. We started off on a high note.
We shared a bottle of Cakebread chardonnay which was a lovely compliment to the appies and for dinner had a glass of red Malbec which went perfectly with the insanely succulent baby lamb chops that I indulged in.
There was a $30 prix fixed meal which was surprising given the upscale vibe to this restaurant but much appreciated considering the current state of the world. From this my hubby ordered a pork chop as his main entree and was decently satisfied. Unfortunately I’m not sure we’ll ever eat a better piece of pork since dining at The Patio in Westhampton. Their pork chop is flash seared and then finished in the oven with a maple mustard sauce. Beyond to die for. Not sure why we ever bother ordering pork anywhere but! However he still enjoyed and better yet got a decadent chocolate trio dessert to round off the steal of an order he placed from the PF menu.
We had a fantastic night out and I’d highly recommend this joint for a nice dining experience out east.
Stone Creek Inn
405 Montauk Highway
East Quogue, NY 11942
My cousin Carly was visiting me out east last week with my Auntie Marissa. We had the perfect mix of meals out at my favorite spots in the Hamptons and home cookin’. Luckily, since I don’t love to bake, Cousin Carly was here to take care of desserts. She had the bright idea of making s’mores pizza. I love pizza, I love s’mores, so how could this go wrong? It was out of this world. I literally ate half of this delectable dessert by 10pm evening of the baking. The recipe was adapted from a post Carly found on a site called Dinner Or Dessert. Trust me on this one…you want to try it.
A friend of mine, Kaitlin, has recently launched a new business designing invitations. I know you’ve seen countless sites out there in the printer’s world, BUT Kaitlin’s designs are fresh, hip and totally affordable and I am super excited to announce Kaitlin Mahony as LMP’s newest invitation partner. She is currently working on her website and of course once she launches we’ll be sure to update on our blog roll. In the meantime, here are a few of her designs and of course if you’re looking for pricing, special design requests or have any questions you can go through the LMP services website to order.