You heard the rumors about Hillstone Restaurant Group purchasing East Hampton's Della Femina. But now it's confirmed. To the proof! First, blog Hamptons Chatter gets its hands on the new joint's name: East Hampton Grill. Looks like Hillstone will draw some inspiration from Palm Beach Grill, one of the restaurant group's Florida outposts. Second, courtesy a tip from @BeachhouseHamp, is an online job posting from Hillstone:
East Hampton Grill, a new restaurant in East Hampton, NY by the Hillstone Restaurant Group (Palm Beach Grill, Rutherford Grill, Houston's, Gulfstream, R+D Kitchen et al.), is currently accepting applications for all Dining Room and Culinary Staff positions. This will be a dinner only restaurant.And finally, Della Femina himself confirms the Hillstone deal to the Post. Given the current government, Della Femina beleives "we are headed for disaster," and naturally decided to sell of his assets, including his oceanfront manse and even his ad business.
· Eatery Had to Go 'Cause of O [NYP]
· Announcing The East Hampton Grill! [Hamptons Chatter]
· All East Hampton Grill Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]