Tomato Madness at c/o The Maidstone

I write about seasonal cuisine all the time thanks to the farmers markets mania that has overtaken California, especially at high-end restaurants around Los Angeles. In fact, I am currently working on an article for Frontiers about the upcoming changes to menus around town now that autumn is just around the corner.

In the meantime, I was assigned this little piece on East Hampton's c/o The Maidstone Hotel restaurant's (The Living Room) "Slow Food Series." Each month, Chef James Carpenter will design a special menu around a particular ingredient he finds at local farms. This month's is the tomato, and wait till you see the Iron Chef-like devotion he shows to his main ingredient.