‘tauk Talk

19 Sep

As S’kat said in the comments to my last post “Montauk is fun, golden, sunshiny, (and full of) seafood-filled times.

Man, that S’kat and her pals sure now how to describe a place and a time. I couldn’t have said it better.

The light is really, really different out there.

Everyone looks beautiful in it, the world looks beautiful, all cares drift off on a gorgeous sea breeze (and I’m not talking about the cocktail).

Is there anyplace in the world more perfect than a perfect seaside town after the “season” is over? I think not.

The wedding and reception were beach-side in full Tiki theme, replete with women (and men) in grass skirts and coconut bras.

But the highlight was for me, (after the vows of course) a whole spit-roasted pig (something I’d been hankerin’ for since the disaster at the Big Apple BBQ), and for the boy, the rosemary grilled, freshly caught, stripped bass.

The fantastic proprietress of Brooklyn’s coolest wine & liquor store totally beat me at my own game by cajoling the chef into giving her the pig’s head. I have no idea what she’s going to do with it. Me? Not sure either… But I would have relished the challenge!

The next day, slightly dazed and confused, I combed my little heart out on the pristine beach and worked up quite the appetite.

Luckily we found a place called Lenny’s that served exactly what I wanted: clams and lobster.

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) they were out of steamers, so we got littlenecks instead. They steamed them in white wine and garlic, and served them with butter and lemon. Verdict?


I felt a wee seismic tremor down in my soul. Might this be better than steamers?

The jury will have to remain out, as I think a “trial” such as this calls for a head to head challenge!

The lobster was delicious but the clear star of the show was those clams…

Oh, and the guy that walked onto the dock with say, eight, of the largest stripped bass I’ve ever seen!

And then he let kids play with them! And then he gutted and fileted them… I’ve never wished for a car with a cooler in the trunk so much as at that moment…

Ah well, no loss. Someone had a fabulous meal that night (and we had a fabulous weekend). Montauk, ya did good.


7 Responses to “‘tauk Talk”

  1. s'kat September 19, 2006 at 10:48 am #

    Yay, what a fun trip! I’m looking forward to your clam taste-off!

  2. sher September 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm #

    I knew we would get great pictures from you–and we did!!!!!! They were dreamy–the stuff of dreams. Well, you need to keep eating clams and comparing. What a task!

  3. Luisa September 20, 2006 at 5:07 pm #

    Hee – that made me giggle, the “wee seismic tremor”… ;) Littlenecks are awfully good, aren’t they?

  4. lobstersquad September 21, 2006 at 2:25 am #

    Oh. jealous.
    Montauk for me is Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. I´ve never seen it on any other movie. Sounds so great.

  5. Ulla September 21, 2006 at 9:33 am #

    I finally have a link to your blog on my page! Thanks for linking to mine! Clams are one of my favortie, I am craving them now and it is only 10:30 am!

  6. ann September 22, 2006 at 7:22 am #

    whoa, you know, I totally forgot the Eternal Sunshine had something to do with Montauk… I’ll have to put that on netflix and watch it again, I remember really enjoying it… lol!

    I’m still sans internet, so this is the closest I’ll get to posting for a while longer!

    thanks all for still coming by, and I’m glad everyone else loves clams too, clams rule!

  7. Robin May 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm #

    I love Montauk! Luckily, Jim has family in Amagansett and we get to go out there all the time… you’re right, nothing’s best than a beach town right after the season ends.

    And, did you ever re-watch Eternal Sunshine—I saw it recently and it’s sooo Montauk.

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