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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Mellow Out in Montauk


2. Where to Eat

Outdoor diners at local favorite Navy Beach.  

Book early for this summer’s Love Feast dinner series, created by chef Jeff Schwarz (formerly of the Crow’s Nest) to highlight the East End’s local harvest and wine. Dinners will be capped at 75 guests ($75 per person) and consist of “veggie-intense” three-course meals offering handmade pasta with garlic scape pesto and a slow-cooked egg or asparagus served three ways. The first dinner takes place June 21 at Amber Waves Farm, and there will be one event per month; e-mail to reserve spots.

Wiggle your toes in the sand as you dine at picnic tables at Navy Beach, where boats pull right up and guests sometimes swim ashore. The chef’s commitment to all things local is evident in new catch-of-the-day specials including a miso-marinated hake with charred scallion, shiitake, and mâche ($28). Have an early lunch and then snag a daybed for lounging and sample the great rosé selection before the sunset crowd arrives.

Taste freshly made tortillas and ceviches at La Brisa (752 Montauk Hwy.; no phone; opens May 10), a new spot from the team by New York’s Tacombi. The former La Bodega space has been completely revamped, and outdoor seating will be added soon. Get the chilaquiles verdes (two eggs over totopos salsa, $7.81) and down it with fresh Mexican-style juices ($5).

Published on Apr 25, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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