A few weekends ago, I was invited to the Hamptons for a super fun event with Samsung. Samsung outfitted an entire house in Sag Harbor to show off their newest most innovative, appliances. The weekend was comprised of different events, where guests were offered an upfront and personal experience with the new appliances, which will make certain household chores seem luxurious.
To compliment all the activities in our chic Hampton home, the event was co-hosted by Tasting Table, who’s chefs prepared delicious cuisine, throughout the entire weekend. Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. They bring you dining advice, recipes you can trust and news you can use from the world of food and drink. I’ve always found their website to be a useful resource to research new restaurant options.
Our first meal of the weekend consisted of traditional summer favorites, including lobster rolls, corn on the cob, fresh salad and watermelon. It was the perfect way to kick off our summer celebration! After lunch and some mingling, it was time to head back to our hotel. Our digs for the two day getaway was the newly opened Baron’s Cove boutique hotel, located in the heart of Sag Habor. With a pool located just adjacent to the marina, the view was spectacular, while just a few hundred yards from all the restaurants and shopping of Sag Harbor town. Jason and I are already planning on heading back there for some alone time, before the end of the season.
For dinner, we headed back to the house for an exquisite spread, prepared by Chef John Delcuie of the Lion, in Greenwich Village. About 60 guests, including Jenna Bush, dined on the fresh cooked Farfalle with peas and pearl onions. I enjoyed the pasta dish so much, that I asked for the recipe to make at home for my family. Check it out…
1 pound bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1 pint pearl onions peeled and cut in 1/2
10 ounces (2 cups) fresh peas
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve ¼ cup, Drain pasta; return to pot.
Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring, until soft and starting to caramelize 10-12 minutes. Add peas and the reserved pasta water season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan.
I woke up the following morning, well rested and looking forward to see what else the chefs had to offer, so we made our way back to the house for our final meal and presentation. Brunch consisted of a Bloody Mary bar and a delicious variety of yogurt parfait, vegetable frittatas, and roasted potatoes.
All of this delicious cuisine was prepared with Samsung appliances. The 2015 collection showcased a refrigerator, range, microwave, and dishwasher. Other appliances were featured throughout the house, like Samsung’s new washing machine with built in sink, Powerbot cordless vacuum, and their new Curved Smart TV. All of the appliances were great, but the refrigerator was especially impressive, offering a Fridge In Freezer design, which offers the option to reduce the temperature in the lower drawer to freezer levels for added flexibility. Chef Mode allows you adjust the temperature in 4 different zones, to keep food at varying degrees of coolness. Holding up to 34 bags of grocery, its the largest refrigerator in its class, which would come in quite handy for a mama of three.
What a weekend of great food, new friends, fun in the sun, and some much needed relaxation!