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Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's that time again! The Hampton Classic Grand Prix Luncheon 2014. And a recipe for Soup from a Centerpiece.

The Bridgehampton Florist's Personal Table
under the tent at the Classic
Edible Centerpiece!
The Heirloom Tomato Soup from the Centerpiece
Even Horses show up for the Grand Prix
The Hampton Classic is the season capper to what has been an extraordinary summer out here.  The weather has been nothing short of spectacular.   The sunny days far outnumbered any other kind and if anything we could use some rain.  And the nights have been blissfully cool saving everyone a fortune on air-conditioning.   The Classic seemed to come early this year.  It’s always the last week of August leading into Labor Day but this year, Labor Day is the earliest it can be.  Summer ending out here is a love it and hate it experience. We love it because it is now possible to drive the 6 miles to either Southampton to the west or Easthampton to the east in under an hour. The hate it part is, of course, back to the grindstone after quaffing the last bottle of Rosé.  So the Classic and its Grand Prix Day marks the end of a wonderful season.