Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio has opened the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Expect locally grown vegetables from a host of local producers including Dale & Bette’s Farm, located just down the road on the Bridgehampton Turnpike. Look for the inn to open next to this new destination restaurant in 2013.
Foodies near and far have eagerly awaiting this eatery’s opening. Ah, to dine locally on word-class fare in an historic setting!
The mansion at One Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike is one of the few remaining examples of its kind in the area. Erected around 1842 for Judge Abraham Topping Rose and his family, the house was built with braced-frame construction using vertical saws, a method of construction that first came into use in the second quarter of the 19th century. The home, with its flat roof, cupola, pilasters and frieze band, was designed in a local version of the Greek Revival style, which was immensely popular throughout the country at the time.
Menu offerings may include squid ink linguine with squid and stewed cherry tomatoes; sweet pepper relish and fried fingerling potatoes with grilled wagyu skirt steak; sugar snap peas, green, yellow and wax beans with striped bass.