Q and A: Robert Hesse and Seth Levine of Georgica Restaurant and Lounge
"Hell's Kitchen" alums Robert Hesse and Seth Levine will be chefs at Georgica Restaurant and Lounge, opening Friday in East Hampton.
Despite the recession, hordes of New Yorkers will likely descend upon the Hamptons this weekend, looking for the next big thing.
The brand new Georgica Restaurant and Lounge (opening Friday) should get plenty of attention, thanks to the reality star power of its chefs Former Hells Kitchen contestants Robert Hesse and Seth Levine. We asked Hesse and Levine to tell us a bit more about the restaurant.
What kind of food will you serve?
Modern American with an exotic blend of North American and European flavors.
What will your signature dishes be?
Local watermelon and heirloom tomato salad; grilled marinated pork tenderloin with honey and Kentucky bourbon glazed apples and red cabbage; and Fennel sausage and little neck baby clam rigatoni.
How will you take advantage of all the fresh produce available in the Hamptons?
We plan to scope out the local farmers markets in East Hampton for our unique dishes.What kind of ambiance will it have?
Upscale casual dining restaurant located in a historic Tudor mansion. In the evening the restaurant will turn into an elegant and sophisticated lounge overseen by nightlife guru Matt Levine (of Eldridge and Levant East).
Is there a niche you are trying to fill in the Hamptons?
We wanted to create a casual atmosphere with a dash of elegance and sophistication for anyone looking for a refreshing summer meal or a late night cocktail.
108 Wainscott Stone Road. Dinner is served Monday through Sunday. Brunch is also served on Saturday and Sunday. Prices range from $14 - $40. The lounge is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-4 a.m.