Add Andrra To The List Of New Hamptons Hotspots Of Summer 2012!
Count Andrra as the latest newcomer to the list of new restaurants opening this summer season! Opened by brothers Sami Krasniqi and Noti Krasniqi, both veterans of the hospitality industry, and investor and partner Rich Silver and in May 2012, Andrra now occupies the former location of The Boathouse in East Hampton. The trio is bringing a Mediterranean seafood and chops concept to the recently renovated harbor-side location.
The chic contemporary restaurant boasts sunset views of Three Mile Harbor from both the main dining room and lounge area. The bar is set further back and houses a gas fireplace with concrete surround and a large concrete bar. High gloss white ceilings and navy blue walls compliment Ipe wood floors, which run throughout the modern interior.
Consulting Chef William Valentine has co-created a Mediterranean menu with Executive Chef Sami Krasniqi featuring delicacies from both land and sea:
*Appetizers range in price from $12 to $20 and feature: crudo trio with Norwegian salmon, Canyons-caught tuna and local fluke with tomato liquor, chili and basil oils and fleur de sale; herbed carpaccio of thin sliced prime tenderloin beef over farm fresh baby arugula and endive with shaved 18-month aged Parmesan, Saba wine drizzle and truffle oil; and Mama’s mussels steamed with ouzo, white wine, oven-dried tomatoes, shallots and fennel.
*Ice chilled raw and almost raw shellfish are available from $9 to $20 and include: Napeague little neck clams; Montauk “Pearls” oysters; and Alaskan king crab.
*Soups and salads are $8 to $14 and feature: baby red and yellow beets with tomato, cucumber and kos in a Saba vinaigrette; “Andrra” seafood chowder with prawns, clams, fish, fire-roasted tomato broth, basil oil, herbs and a touch of cream; and “Andrra” salad with vine-ripened tomato, Bermuda onion, cucumber, farm fresh greens and Cyprian feta with an oregano and thyme vinaigrette.
*Entrees are $25 to $43 and include: “Andrra” lobster with choice of mouth-watering lobster butter or beurre blanc with Northeast Bay fries; roasted rack of American lamb with edamame roasted garlic puree, mint pesto, lemon and orange cremolata.
*Desserts are $11 and feature: baklava stuffed with walnuts, pistachio and almonds served with rose-petal honey syrup; flour-less chocolate cake with mint cream anglaise and raspberries; and summer pudding with seasonal fruits with a Saba and port wine drizzle and sweet pomegranate syrup.
The restaurant is open for dinner Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m. Lunch is served during the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A lounge with nightlife entertainment is also open from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Here’s the quick recap:
What: NEW Restaurant
Where: 39 Gann Road, East Hampton;  329-3663 www.andrra.com
When: May 2012
**For reservations or further information, please call Andrra at (631) 329-3663 or visit www.andrra.com.