Dinner at the Backyard at Solé East is always a pleasure. Last Sunday I ventured to Montauk with my husband Joe to enjoy an early dinner on the restaurant's beautiful patio. Like relaxing in a backyard, the restaurant's atmosphere is complete with a fire pit, tiki torches, and day beds. Tables are placed amongst beautiful gardens -- including a garden that grows herbs used in many of the dishes -- and on the lush lawn surrounding a pool.
We decided to try the Hot Tauk cocktail. It's crafted with Herradura tequila, fresh watermelon, jalapeno, fresh lime, agave, and a spicy-salt rim. It's the perfect drink to spice up your dining experience. As we sipped, Led Zeppelin played in the background. Works by local artists and photographers adorn the walls, adding to the decor.
For starters, I went with the avocado toast, served with a curry yogurt, baby kale, and quinoa, on a seven-grain toast. Joe decided on the grilled Portuguese octopus. It was prepared with Gigante beans, oregano, harrisa, caper berry, and lemon.
For my entreé I decided on the wild striped bass, caught in Montauk. The dish came with the choice of one of the sides. I selected bok choy. Other options for sides include a creamy polenta, grilled asparagus, roasted mushrooms, and roasted potatoes. Joe went with the pan seared sea scallops presented with Puy lentils, roasted tomato, baby artichoke, and a saffron aioli. Everything we ordered was delicious.
We couldn't leave without trying dessert. We opted for the lavender creme brûlée, served with a pistachio and almond cookie, and the coconut sorbet. Neither treat disappointed.
The Backyard Restaurant welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as for live music and cocktails.