TOPPING ROSE HOUSE – BRIDGEHAMPTON
1 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Date Dined: March 2014
Topping Rose House is a charming yet sophisticated small, luxury hotel in Bridgehampton. Chef Tom Colicchio not only runs the restaurant but he also operates the hotel. Many of the ingredients used come from Topping Rose’s very own farm which ensures freshness.
The original structure of the Topping Rose House was built in 1842 and has a great deal of history. The hotel was opened in 2010 after being restored and is now a very modern, clean space within a traditional outer shell. It has been recently featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine and Food & Wine Magazine as one of the best new hotels.
The first things that stand out are the modern lines and neutral palate which pose the perfect backdrop for their interesting art collection.
My friends and I dropped in for brunch on our way back to the city from our weekend getaway and sat in the quiet dining room and ordered a few things to share.
First, we were given some of the most delicious little buttermilk biscuits. Crispy on the outside and flakey on the inside, these steaming little golden nuggets came with a maple butter to slather on.
We also had the mini brioche doughnuts which were served in a bowl dripping in a brown butter maple glaze. These are not to be missed.
A plate of neatly arranged apples and pears drizzled in honey added a bit of freshness to our appetizers.
As my main I ordered the Bridgehampton Town Fry which did not disappoint. Soft scrambled organic farm eggs were topped with chili dust and some fried oysters with a side of local greens in a tangy vinaigrette. A great combination.
I also ordered the local micro greens with a shallot vinaigrette which were very crisp and fresh. I would have preferred them with the same vinaigrette as the side salad because the one they were served with was a bit too sweet.
While I did not see this in person, there is a beautiful event space on the premises as well.
Topping Rose House is worth going out of your way to try for a meal – or if you have the time, maybe stay for the weekend.