We cruised through the winding tree-laden roads passing quaint farmer’s markets, lavish seaside villages and gorgeous dunes and wetlands until we reached out cozy shingled cottage. After a night’s rest in our antique twin beds, we woke up bright eyed and grabbed iced coffees from Jack’s Stir Brew to fuel us for surfing lessons with our wonderful instructors, Luca and Nick in Montauk.Working up quite the appetite from admittedly being tossed around in the surf and swallowing our fair share of salt water, we headed to Amagansett Farmer’s Market and sampled their selection of fresh fruits- figs, about 5 kinds of cherries, peaches- lush greens, fresh squeezed juices, baked goods, assorted cheeses, and interesting salads. We absolutely loved the wheatberry with roasted vegetables.
After our lunch, we were fueled for the day and decided to explore our surroundings. With dinner plans in mind, we sought inspiration at Stuarts Seafood for grill fare. We were greeted by pools of live lobsters, whole fish, and freshly prepared takeout dishes like lobster spring rolls. We opted for fresh swordfish and jumbo shrimp.
Back at the cottage, we lazed around our brick-adorned pool before prepping for our bbq ahead. With friends who share our love of cooking, we shook up some muddled Blackberry, Mint, Lime and Gin Cocktails while collaborating in the kitchen.
Big props go to our grill queen, Katie. Our menu included:
Garlic Infused Grilled Baguettes with Avocado and Lemon or Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, and Chevre
Arugula, Strawberry and Chevre Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Swordfish Steaks
Grilled Peel and Eat ShrimpTaryn’s Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting