French Culinary Destination Maison Vivienne to Open in Southampton

Lamb Milanese with Cauliflower Slaw. Image: Gary Flom Photography

Southampton will say Bonjour to the village’s newest hotspot this Memorial Day weekend.  An elegantly modern French culinary destination, Maison Vivienne boasts a restaurant with a highly awarded Chef, indoor and outdoor seating, an herb and vegetable garden, a bar and lounge on the premises and ample parking, but also features an inn for a romantic overnight stay.

Stuffed Turkey Breast. Image: Gary Flom Photography

“The Inn is located in a 17th century Dutch Colonial building that accommodates nine rooms with two suites, a stunning, spacious dining room with cathedral ceilings, two fire places and a cozy bar,” says property representative, Kaitlin Vogel.   Guests will feel like they are in the lap of luxury with all of the best amenities including a European-style full shower, flat screen TV and access to room service from the restaurant.

Deviled Eggs. Image: Gary Flom Photography

The French Provence cuisine created by Michelin Star Executive Chef Wolfgang Ban will provide diners with a modern take on classic South of France cuisine. The menu will feature dishes such as  the cote de bouef and roasted heritage chicken for two, which will be presented tableside.

Appetizers range from $15 to $25 and include such standouts as the salad nicoise, charred escarole hearts, and anchovies espellette. The bounty of the Hamptons will be highlighted in entrees such as the bouillabaisse and grilled langoustines with orange, fennel and saffron dip which range in price from $25 to $45. Desserts are $12 to $15 and the signature of the house is clafouti cherry.

Cherry Clafoutis. Image: Gary Flom Photography

The Maison Vivienne’s main dining room is a sight to behold with its 20 ft high cathedral ceilings showcasing the original 17th century beams.  “It emanates the traditional New England style of the Hamptons while also bringing in a classic South of France influence,” says Vogel, “creating an elevated dining experience.”  Situated nearby looms a large glass wine cellar, which holds over 2,000 bottles.

Roasted Chicken with Couscous. Image: Gary Flom Photography

If you are looking for a place to host a private event, the restaurant can accommodate large parties of up to 75 inside and has a luxurious, beautifully landscaped outdoor terrace which can accommodate over 100 guests.

Ratatouille. Image: Gary Flom Photography

Located at 136 Main Street in Southampton, NY Maison Vivienne it is steps away from the town’s luxury shopping area, restaurants, bars and the world famous Cooper’s Beach is just minutes away.  The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to midnight. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Memorial Day can’t get here soon enough. We’re already hungry!

— by Amanda Summers