Topping Rose House [brunch] (Bridgehampton, NY)

One of the best brunches I’ve ever had was at Topping Rose House, a luxury hotel located in The Hamptons. The restaurant, led by Chef Tom Colicchio, features his signature style of simple and delicious American food. The nearby Topping Rose Farm supplies the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are served in the restaurant and helps to inform what is featured on the seasonal menus. I was in the mood to try a little bit of everything, so that’s just what I did — I went ahead and ordered practically every item on the brunch menu. It was truly a fantastic feast, starting with a fresh organic farm-egg frittata with sweet potatoes, collard greens, and sunchokes; crispy and luscious lobster aroncini (fried rice balls); pink lady apples and Asian pears with whipped cream and honey; scrambled organic farm eggs with fried oysters; a decadent pastry basket accompanied by apple butter, honey butter, and fresh ricotta; organic yogurt with housemade granola; and some of the best brioche doughnuts I’ve ever had. Chef Tom certainly knows how to do doughnuts right! My dining companions enjoyed some meat dishes that I was unable to try (due to my Lenten sacrifices of no beef or pork), including the maple sage pork sausage, house-cured seasoned bacon, and a lomo & cheddar cheese sandwich on brioche (“Ham & Cheese”). Each of these dishes received rave reviews. Think that’s all we had? Not a chance. Out came the crispy fingerling potatoes, roasted cauliflower with golden raisins and pine nuts, and the lemon ricotta pancakes. All were absolutely delicious. By the end of the meal, we were incredibly stuffed and deliriously happy. I loved everything about Topping Rose House — the amazing food, the friendly service, the beautifully modern and quaint dining room — and I cannot wait to return!

Topping Rose House: One Bridgehampton – Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY

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LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES
Roasted Apples

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SWEET POTATOES, COLLARD GREENS & SUNCHOKES
Organic Farm-Egg Frittata

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BRIOCHE DOUGHNUTS
Brown Butter Maple Glaze

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LOBSTER ARANCINI

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, GOLDEN RAISINS & PINE NUTS

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MILK PAIL PINK LADY APPLES & ASIAN PEARS
Whipped Cream and Mary’s Honey

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CASSANDRA’S PASTRY BASKET 
Apple Butter, Honey Butter and Fresh Ricotta

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FRIED FINGERLING POTATOES

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BRIDGEHAMPTON TOWN FRY
Scrambled Organic Farm Eggs, Fried Oysters and Chili Dust

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MAPLE SAGE PORK SAUSAGE

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“HAM & CHEESE”
Brioche, Lomo, Cheddar Cheese and Arugula

Topping Rose House [brunch] (Bridgehampton, NY)