May 21, 2014

Main Course

The 1770 House

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Under the historic roof of the 1770 House in East Hampton Village guests enjoy Chef Michael Rozzi's refined contemporary American cooking upstairs or his more casual traditional pub fair in the downstairs tavern. Each has its own distinctive atmosphere with the same outstanding quality and service, making 1770 one of the best dining locations in the Hamptons. Last week we visited the main dining room for dinner.

To start we were sent a dish of Hog's Neck Bay Oysters (North Fork) on the half shell with cucumber shallot and black pepper mignonette for the table to share.

For appetizers we ordered the seared Hudson Valley foie gras with red wine gastrique, strawberry rhubarb compote on a house baked brioche and it was a definite hit. The spring sweet pea soup with olive oil and crisp bacon was also perfect.

The 18 month parma prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella with fresh turkey figs and aged balsamic was delicious and enjoyed by our whole table.

For an entree the seared Scottish salmon with sweet baby fennel, smoked pimento, guanciale, sherry and shallots was fantastic.

The roasted Berkshire pork tenderloin with rosemary honey scented root vegetables and black truffle risotto was cooked to perfection. The hand cut fettucini with fresh ricotta cheese, wild ramp and asparagus pesto, hazelnuts and fava beans was brilliantly executed.

For dessert we would highly recommend the warm chocolate bread pudding or the lemon curd tart with strawberry rhubarb.

1770 House also has an outdoor dining area for those who want to dine under the stars this summer while enjoying the brilliant creations from Chef Rozzi's kitchen.

1770 House

143 Main Street

East Hampton, NY



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