Natasha Esch

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Natasha Esch is the interior designer and entrepreneur between Sag Harbor’s home store paradise MONC XIII, where there’s a delicious combination of old and new. Who better than to get an essential Hamptons Guide from on the Friday before Memorial Day? School’s out, summer vacation’s upon us; time to go play in the Hamptons…

The glass of rosé outside…

Sunset Beach in Shelter Island.

Chips and guacamole…

La Fondita in Amagansett.

The freshest seafood…

Gosman’s Fish Market in Montauk.

The best farmers market…

The Green Thumb in Watermill and the Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market on saturdays.

Iced coffee and the most delicious morning muffins…

Sagtown Coffee in Sag Harbor.

The best gourmet food shop…

Cavaniola in Sag Harbor

Home shopping…

Monc XIII, naturally.

To satisfy the sweet tooth…

Cucumber white wine mint sorbet from the Sorbabes in Sag Harbor available at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market or at Pepalajefa in Sag Harbor.

Dinner on the water…

A clambake with friends  on Peter’s Pond Beach in Sagaponack.

The perfect spring recipe for eating outside at home…

Tomato salad with warm Chorizo sausage and sherry vinaigrette. It’s great when tomatoes are in high season

cut up all different types of tomatoes in various shapes: wedges, slices, etc. Make sure to include some different varieties, such as cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes. Add a shallot, sliced really thin, and season with sea salt and pepper and a drizzle of excellent olive oil. Chop some cilantro and add to the salad. Mix and let sit at room temperature while you make the chorizo.

Cut one chorizo sausage into slices and sauté in a pan with a dash of olive oil. When the fat has started to release, add two chopped garlic cloves, making sure not to brown the garlic. When the garlic scent releases, deglaze with a little sherry vinegar and pour this amazing concoction including the juices (juice will act as vinaigrette for the salad) over the tomato salad and mix…

Eat with amazing hunk of bread and maybe some good tart goat cheese on the side.

*Natasha Esch, photographed at The Crosby Hotel in New York City by Danielle Kosann. Natasha wears a Dries Van Noten scarf and jacket, Genetic jeans, Celine boots, and Monica Castiglioni rings.