NEW OPENING: ARMIN & JUDY
BY: DUNE ROAD LIFESTYLE EDITORIAL STAFF
One of the things we love about the Hamptons is the selection of new restaurants that hit the scene each season. Don’t get us wrong, there’s always a place in our hearts for the mainstays. But, there’s also something exciting about scouting out new spots too.
For the past year or so, we’ve been eyeing a mystery project that’s been in the works on the side of Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. Each time we passed by the building that used to be occupied by the old Almond, we were curious about what would be revealed.
Finally, this past spring, new east end eatery Armin & Judy was unveiled by owners Armin and Judy Bellova. The place is a triple threat, featuring a bar, a restaurant, and a bakery. Inspired by a charismatic blend of Mediterranean and Basque cultures, the vibe could not be any more on point for the Hamptons.
The Bellova duo has certainly figured out how to bring their inspiration to life. With an airy, welcoming interior and a menu abounding with fresh local ingredients, and house-made pasta, you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to your chic European aunt’s house by the sea.
There’s no sense in trying to limit yourself, as there are too many dishes not to be missed. We’d recommend starting off with the oysters, then getting into some cacio e pepe, and rounding it out with the roast chicken.
If you’re into more of a pizza vibe, you can’t go wrong with the tartufo pizza, featuring Lioni mozzarella all the way from Brooklyn. Armin & Judy is also one of those places where you just can’t skip out on dessert. The entire selection is brought out on trays, so you don’t have to simply picture the tasty goodness before making your selects.
If you don’t have time to stop in for a full meal, their retail bakery, Le Quignon, is a must see for fresh-baked breads and pastries on the go. All baked on-site, the baguettes, sourdough loaves and croissants are ideal for stocking up pre-weekend. Or, if you’re hosting guests and need a quick breakfast, Le Quignon won’t steer you wrong.
All in all, Armin & Judy shows a lot of promise, and we can’t wait to watch them wow you over the course of Summer 2020.