A visit to the Hamptons with food and wine

One of my favorite cities in the world is New York City. I have gone there since I am a little girl and I love it more, every time I visit. While in New York, I also enjoy going out to the Hamptons which is about a 2 to 5 hour drive East of the city, depending on traffic. My hubby grew up in the area and loves taking me there to show me all the cool spots and the beautiful beaches.  In 2012, we re-visited the area on a family vacation.  While strolling around in the Hamptons, we found this amazing artisanal food and cheese store called Lucy’s Whey.  We bought a loaf of crusty bread and some scrumptious cheese, then, stopped to get some wine at a liquor store nearby.  We brought them back to the hotel and had a feast. It was such a heavenly pairing and perfect for a leisurely afternoon.

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If you have been to the Hamptons, you will definitely recognize this windmill which is a landmark in the area.

Since our last visit in 2012, we found out the store, Lucy’s Whey has a Pop Up Shop in Lieb Cellars in East Hampton. They also own 2 stores in New York city that are open all year-round.

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2009 Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux “Cuvée Azalais” Vacqueyras –

Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator.  Smoldering charcoal and black tea notes lead the way, with fleshy, supple notes of blackberry preserves, mulled fig and spice. A roasted chestnut hint weaves subtly through the finish. This has good character. 
 
This red wine is an amazing blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. It is from Rhone, a breathtaking region in France known for its corpulent wines and wonderful terroirs.  
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 If you are looking for a scrumptious and pungent cheese to pair with your wine, this is it. I could not get enough of its deliciousness and burst of flavors caressing my palate.
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There is no denying, New York has the best bread in the world (along with Italy and France) and this one proved to be tasty and crusty. This sumptuous food pairing was a Menage a Trois in a foodie world.  I hope you have enjoyed my culinary travel in the Hamptons, and this blog will have you salivating for some delicious eats. Don’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to food and wine pairing, be daring and make it fun.  If you do not consume alcohol, just omit the wine and enjoy the bread and cheese.

Bon Appetit! Cheers and Happy Travels!
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4 thoughts on “A visit to the Hamptons with food and wine”

  1. Awww, Good morning dear Laury, I am so “happy” to see you on here. Thank you sweetie for the visit. I took a look at your lovely website, please let me know when your books will be published.

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