Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Best Cookie Ever for the Classic: Andrew bakes Dorie Greenspan's Beurre et Sel Jammers for the Hampton Classic

The Best Cookie Ever for the Classic
The Best Table from #TheBridgehamptonFlorist no matter who won.
           As long-time readers know, the Hampton Classic Horse Show is unofficially the last blast of summer, a big party under huge tents that marks the end of the social season out here.   It’s traditionally one of the biggest celebrity draws of the year.  But this year, there was an unwelcome visitor, Hurricane Hermine.  The $300,000 Grand Prix was quickly re-scheduled for an earlier start.  While the sun
shone brilliantly and the wind was more a welcome breeze, apparently a lot of people “didn’t get the memo”.  A large segment of our summer population left town imagining that if they waited any longer, they’d have a hard slog in the storm.  So Classic standbys like the inimitable Joy Marks, famous for changing outfits mid-show, were nowhere to be found.  Matt Lauer was delivering his son to Boarding School. Mayor Giuliani, who is persona-non-grata out here this season, wisely stayed away.   In fact the only truly bold-faced name we saw was Brooke Shields.  They really missed a lot.