Is a superstar chef about to take over the restaurant at Topping Rose House? According to Eater NY, "Jean-Georges Vongerichten recently toured the historic Bridgehampton property and its one-acre farm and did a tasting, according to hotel insiders, who confirmed that they are negotiating to work out a deal with the uber chef." Current chef Drew Hyatt would probably stay on as chef de cuisine. Stay tuned.
Well, a lot of naysayers gave it a year, and sadly they were right. Despite excellent all-round reviews, Winston's in East Hampton just couldn't make it work. The restaurant, located in the longtime Nichol's space, is now closed. Winston wanted to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner year round, and that was apparently just too ambitious for the Hamptons.