If you’re looking to get off the grid and enjoy some comfort food (to get your mind off the last week of summer), I know the perfect spot. Just outside of East Hampton, in Amagansett, you’ll find Sotto Sopra. A true northern Italian restaurant, where locals go to enjoy authentic Italian dishes and impeccable service.
From family style meals, to a wood burning oven, and a perfectly attentive staff, Sotto Sopra promises a true taste of Northern Italy. Happy hour is everyday from 5-7, featuring half price drinks and food at the bar. And every night from 5-6:30, they offer a three course prix fixe meal.
Sotto Sopra follows the quintessential Italian tradition of starting off with antipasto, before the meal. Then you move onto il primo, the first course: pasta! (Try the bolognese or rigatoni with sausage). Or share a classic Margherita pizza from the pizza oven. Don’t worry, summer’s dialing down, you can live a little. Next, il secondo, choose from grilled salmon, petit filet, or veal, to name a few. And finally, the dolce. For me it’s tiramisu.
I asked if there were anything that’s not on the menu to try. The Executive Chef Angelo brought out baked figs with burrata. Believe me, it melts in your mouth. I asked for the recipe to try to recreate it at home. (I’m always looking for ways to use the figs from the tree in my yard before the birds get them.) So this is how it’s done:
2 medium-large ripe figs
3 slices of prosciutto
2ts olive oil
2 oz burrata
high quality balsamic vinegar
a handful of arugula
Slice figs in half and bake in a non-stick or spray coated pan at 350 for 4 minutes
Fry prosciutto with olive oil until crispy
Place arugula on plate, add figs, top with burrata and drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Sotto Sopra, 231 Main St, Amagansett.