Hamptons Entertaining – Annie Falk’s Guide to Unforgettable Occasions
Whether you are throwing a fancy party for forty, intimate dinner for six – or just want to enjoy them vicariously – you have to pick up Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember. Philanthropist, author and hostess with the mostest Annie Falk dishes up moveable feasts with recipes, table settings, and entertainment tips included. In her book you will board a luxury yacht, enter an enchanted garden, and stroll down to the ocean for a moonlit dinner.
Very few people could get boldface names like Judith and Rudy Giuliani, Georgina Bloomberg, Kara and Steve Ross, Noreen and Peter Thomas Roth to open their homes and share their private lives. Yet Annie invites readers for an inside look at 18 lavishly photographed parties, offering a wealth of inspiration for unforgettable soirees. With co-authors Aime Dunstan and Daphne Nikolopoulos and photographer Jerry Rabinowitz, she takes you on an East End culinary journey with how-to steps. A warning- do not read this book on an empty stomach.
While picking a favorite dish is a bit like asking someone to pick a favorite child, Annie does admit that Victoria Elenowitz’ German Chocolate Cake recipe has traveled around the world with her as a constant crowd pleaser.
Along with being a luscious treat and peek behind the hedges, Hamptons Entertaining also benefits a good cause. The profits will go to benefit the Peconic Baykeeper which preserves the waters which make the Hamptons so inviting.
Annie says, “I care about the environment and what goes on here.” She also cares about her guests and is always one step ahead with a sun hat or wrap on the beach if it gets chilly. And her secret is to always have a back-up plan. “If you’re hosting someone – they’re giving you the most valuable thing – their time. It’s the most precious thing any of us have.”
Eric Ripert comments on the magic of the Hamptons in the Foreward, “There’s a laid back elegance to entertaining in the Hamptons that makes everyone feel closer, more relaxed – but maybe that’s just the wine.” So true!
Fans of Hamptons Entertaining will also want to get Annie Falk’s winter counterpart Palm Beach Entertaining.