A Casual Venue for Contemporary Art | The East Hampton Star

by Ryan Salinetti

Mention:" Within two years, Estia began showcasing the work of local artists. It continued to do so until 1998, when Mr. Ambrose sold it and opened Estia’s Little Kitchen on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. As they have been for many years, art and food are intertwined in his restaurants. (He opened a second in Darien, Conn., three years ago.)

“When I bought Estia’s Little Kitchen, I wanted to work hard on making its imagery tight with the striped bass,” he said, “because the striper story has always been a fundamental part of my connection to this community.” Two bass weathervanes by Bill King spin outside the restaurant. A large installation by Ross Watts of bass swimming in front of a haul seine spans a wooden fence in the backyard. A scrimshaw surfboard by Peter Spacek, etched with an image of what baymen call the “money fish,” hangs from the ceiling of one of the dining rooms."—Mark Segal

Colin Ambrose & Estia's Little Kitchen (and Estia's American) were featured on The Nice Niche in September 2013...


Source: http://easthamptonstar.com/Arts/2015324/A%...