Detour to the Hamptons

Many Manhattanites make weekly, three-day weekend trips to the Hamptons after Memorial Day to escape from the hot, smelly grime of New York City. If you are one of these people and you crave a more laid-back feel but still want the exclusivity on your mini getaways, make a detour on your trip to the Hamptons this summer.

Enter a tiny, one square mile village called Sea Cliff located on the Gold Coast of Long Island. The village boasts a variety of eclectic shops but hidden amongst these is the rarest, most spectacular gem. Meet Artaux Catering, situated on the corner of Sea Cliff and Glen Cove Avenues.

Chef James Muir’s high-end catering company, Artaux, has been in Sea Cliff for the past three years. Last month, Muir decided to open up part of their space and turn it into a private dining area.

Artaux Fine Foods
Artaux Fine Foods

What to try:

Everything. No seriously. Pick any item on the menu. You will not be disappointed.

Vegetarian? Try the Tomatoes Salad.

Tomatoes Salad - Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella bocconcini, basil, and garlic infused oil
Tomatoes Salad – Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella bocconcini, basil, and garlic infused oil


Prefer richer food with phenomenal taste?
Try the Foie Gras.

Foie Gras au torchon, quince-fig jam, camembert mousse
Foie Gras au torchon, quince-fig jam, camembert mousse


Thirsty?
The “Lavender Tonic” is calling your name.

Lavender Tonic with Huckleberry Vodka, Lavender and Tonic Syrup


How do you feel about lamb? 

Harissa spiced lamb skewers with Hummus

On Thursday, Chef Muir introduced a new chilled lobster soup, which I highly recommend for the coming sweltering days.

Vichyssoise with poached lobster, chive and lemon peel
Vichyssoise with poached lobster, chive and lemon peel

 

Have a sweet tooth? Flan and Rogel, obviously.

Vanilla Flan with a Coffee Caramel sauce
Vanilla Flan with a Coffee Caramel sauce
Rogel - Mille feuilles, caramel and toasted meringue
Rogel – Mille feuilles, caramel and toasted meringue

 

Be sure to make a reservation this summer! You will not regret it.

ARTAUX FINE FOODS + CATERING
5 Sea Cliff Avenue Sea Cliff, NY 11579
516-674-4579