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Recap of A Spirited Getaway's Launch Party

We started dropping breadcrumbs back in July, when we introduced A Spirited Getaway here on the Hotel Indigo East End blog, but that was only the beginning. Over the last several months, we’ve thrown the name around throughout the East End, sparing the details to leave a lingering allure amongst Long Islanders both near and far.

“A Spirited Getaway” sounds like just the thing most of us crave after a long work week…but just what is A Spirited Getaway, exactly?

Everyone’s questions were answered this past Wednesday, when we invited 150 guests to our Spirited Getaway Launch Party!

Launch Party

Our guests were Spirited Away as soon as they set foot on Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard property, as the Crooked Ladder Fire Truck greeted them with cold, tall glasses of Outta My Vine Pumpkin Ale and CLB German-style Kolsh. Crooked Ladder’s unique, mobile tasting vehicle was everything we could’ve hoped for to set the tone for the incredible night to follow—it has the look and feel of the North Fork culture that we all know and love, having previously served the town of Jamesport for years before retiring to a life of extinguishing thirst instead of fire.

With a cold beer in hand, guests continued to our party tent, where they were greeted by Bistro 72’s Chef James, who introduced them to a colorful spread of fall favorites, all locally-sourced and the freshest of fresh, of course! Our friendly team continued to pass delectable, bite-sized treats to our guests throughout the evening.

After a hello from Chef and grabbing a bite or two from the table, our guests had an array of tasty, chilled Long Island Spirits to choose from—with a full education on the different choices by our friends from LiV! Whether you were in the mood for a nice, cold Long Island Vodka, something a bit sweeter like a Strawberry or Lemon Sorbetta, or a strong, classic whiskey or bourbon, there was something to tickle every taste bud at the party.

Baiting Hollow’s hospitality didn’t end at hosting our fabulous event—they also opened their tasting room for guests to enjoy a selection of their choice wines, as well as their delicious, merlot meatballs!

The introduction to all of our partners in A Spirited Getaway couldn’t have been better, and we’re excited to share the details of precisely what A Spirited Getaway package contains.

A Spirited Getaway!

A Spirited Getaway can be booked with any stay at Hotel Indigo East End. A Spirited Getaway Shuttle will take you and your party to-and-from the following partner locations:

  • Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
  • Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
  • Long Island Spirits
  • Tanger Outlets
  • And, of course, Bistro 72 and Hotel Indigo

Your Spirited Getaway experience is truly in your hands, giving you the freedom to select the arrangement of the day’s events and locations, for a one-of-a-kind party made just for you! Baiting Hollow has live music and various events taking place on the weekends; you can sometimes catch the folks at Crooked Ladder actually brewing beer in the microbrewery while you enjoy your flight in the tasting room; Long Island Spirits offers guests the opportunity to experience true, Long Island history, as it’s the first craft distillery on Long Island in nearly 200 years; and when you’re at the Tanger Outlets, don’t forget to visit our friends at Empire State Cellars!

Last, but certainly not least, you’ll return to Bistro 72 for a relaxing dinner from our new 7 Days of Bistro 72 Fall Menu, and a peaceful night’s sleep in a luxurious bed at Hotel Indigo.

All-in-all, our party was an absolutely wild success, and we owe it all to the hard work of our incredible partners in our exciting new venture: A Spirited Getaway! We look forward to welcoming you for your own Spirited Getaway—book yours today at Hotel Indigo East End!


Are You Ready for the New Fall Menu at Bistro 72?

The Fall Harvest is an exciting time of year on Long Island’s East End, as it gives us an opportunity to enjoy the bounty of delicious foods grown right in our own backyards. The farm-to-table experience is something that we hold dearly at Bistro 72, dedicating ourselves to serving only the freshest local produce from nearby farms. This not only provides our customers with the highest quality meals possible, but also allows us to do our part in supporting local sustainability—another thing we are passionate about!

This year we have an incredible $29 prix fixe fall/winter menu, served Sunday through Wednesday, for our guests at Bistro 72. We look forward to delighting both your tummies and your taste buds with the delectable dishes Chef James has whipped up in our kitchen!

The New $29 Prix Fixe Fall/Winter Menu at Bistro 72

Starters. Please select one.

• FIVE ONION SOUP. Vidalia, Red, Shallot, Scallion, Leek, & Gruyere Crouton.

• BISTRO 72 SALAD. Organic Greens, Candied Walnuts, Blueberries, Red Onion, Poppy Vinaigrette, & Goat Cheese Crostini.

• CAESAR SALAD. Chopped Romaine Lettuce, Crispy Pancetta, Shaved Parmesan, Roasted Tomatoes, & Garlic Parmesan Crouton.

Entrée. Please select one.

• ATLANTIC COD. Chili-Lime Seasoned, Artichoke Puree, Braised Kale, & White Beans.

• CHICKPEA ENCRUSTED CHICKEN MILANESE. Spring Mix, Diced Tomatoes, Crumbled Feta, & Balsamic Dressing.

• SHRIMP SCAMPI. Lemon, Wine & Butter Sauce, Beggar’s Purse Cheese Pasta.

Desserts. Please select one.

• BERRIES & CREAM. Seasonal Fresh Berries.

• CRÈME BRULEE. Vanilla Custard under Hard Caramel with Fresh Berries.

• FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE GATEAU. Whipped Cream, Mint, Grand Marnier-infused Raspberry Coulis.

*$29 per person + tax. Gratuity not included. Cannot be used with other offers, discounts, or packages.

We’ve also revamped our 7 Days of Bistro 72 specials to better serve our loyal customers and appeal to their interests! Our new 7 Days of Bistro 72 were designed with our regulars in mind to make sure everyone has the best time while dining with us.

7 Days of Bistro 72 Specials


• ½ Price NY Craft Spirits from our Featured Menu

• Happy Hour from 3-7PM: $5 Pints of LI Draught Beer and $6 Glasses of LI Wine

• $29 Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner


• $5 Desserts All Day

• Happy Hour from 3-7PM: $5 Pints of LI Draught Beer and $6 Glasses of LI Wine

• $29 Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner


• ½ Price Bottles of Wine

• Happy Hour from 3-7PM: $5 Pints of LI Draught Beer and $6 Glasses of LI Wine

• $29 Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner

• Live Entertainment: Piano


• ½ Price Single Malt Scotches from our Featured Menu

• $27 Three-Course Steak Dinner

• Happy Hour from 3-7PM: $5 House Mixed Cocktails at the Bar

• Live Entertainment: Visit for Schedule


• ½ Price Martinis for Ladies at the Bar

• Happy Hour from 3-7PM: $5 House Mixed Cocktails at the Bar

• Chef’s Specials

• Late Night Bar Menu from 11PM-1AM

• Live Entertainment: Visit for Schedule


• Chef’s Specials

• Late Night Bar Menu from 11PM-1AM

• Live Entertainment: Visit for Schedule


• ½ Price Local Wine & Beer Flights

• “Indigo Uncorked” – No Corking Fee on Long Island Wines

• $29 Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to announce our Seasonal Local Craft Beer Menu, which features an assortment of craft brews from some of our favorite Long Island breweries!


Bistro 72’s Seasonal Local Craft Beer Menu

• BLUE POINT BREWERY’S PUMPKIN ALE. Golden orange, crisp & delicious, with a hint of cinnamon & nutmeg.


• CROOKED LADDER BREWING COMPANY’S PONQUOGUE PORTER. Full-bodied Porter, dark in color, with a nice, hoppy finish.


• LONG IRELAND BEER COMPANY’S PUMPKIN ALE. Real pumpkin puree & spied with cinnamon, nutmeg, & allspice.

• GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING COMPANY’S LEAF PILE. Fresh, whole ginger, cinnamon, allspice, & nutmeg Ale.

• SOUTHAMPTON PUBLIC HOUSE’S PUMPKIN ALE. Seasonal Pumpkin Ale with hints of nutmeg & cinnamon.

• GREAT SOUTH BAY BREWERY’S SPLASHING PUMPKIN. Roasted pumpkin splashed into malted barley & hops with a pinch of cinnamon & clove.


Come on down to Bistro 72 tonight for a fantastic meal and a wide array of great drinks, all locally-sourced and made-to-order!


The Best of Bottled New York: Empire State Cellars

We’re back with another introduction to one of our favorite East End businesses: Empire State Cellars! Everyone knows that the North Fork is home to vineyards galore (and now distilleries and breweries are popping up left and right, too), but did you know that we have an incredible tasting room right in the neighborhood that focuses solely on New York State liquor, wine, and beer?! If you didn’t, you need to head over to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead stat to experience “The Best of Bottled New York!”

Empire State Cellars opened in November 2011 as a satellite tasting facility of the now-closed Peconic Bay Winery. The front of the store is very much what you’d expect of a well-kept liquor store: wide aisles with rows upon rows of clearly displayed bottles, but what sets them apart is the selection that’s available. At Empire State Cellars, you’ll find anything from a Brooklyn craft brew to a bottle of aged, Niagra red wine, and absolutely everything in between. The variety of both the products that they sell and the New York regions from which those products come is as vast as it could get.

While it’s a no-brainer that I’m a huge fan of their incredible selection of New York State liquor, wine, and beer, I think my favorite part of the Empire State Cellars experience is the ambiance while you’re hanging out there. They have these tremendous, gorgeous, custom-made wooden tables—monstrous slabs of raw wood atop gigantic barrels. Seriously, I’m obsessed. It’s the perfect spot to sit and relax with a couple of friends while you taste a couple of local beverages from the tasting bar conveniently located just a few feet away.

Hung above the tasting bar is a colorful print of New York State, displaying all of the New York wine regions. All around the tasting bar, there are chalkboard signs that display all the menu options: wine tasting choices, beers on tap, as well as a notice to customers that growlers are available to fill with any beer of your choice. In addition, there are smaller chalkboard stands to let customers know about the Empire State Wine Club and Empire State Growler Club, which can be joined at monthly or yearly rates.

Empire State Cellars isn’t only a place to go to enjoy New York State liquor, wine, and beer, but it’s a place where you can get a genuine education about the industry that you’re supporting when you buy local, and about the impact of local sustainability. The staff at Empire State Cellars are not only extremely knowledgeable, but they’re also super approachable, and are happy to teach customers about anything industry-related. There are pictures of local producers all over the wall by the tasting bar—at Empire State Cellars, you’re not just buying and enjoying local products, you have the unique opportunity to get familiar with the people picking the ingredients and producing the goods.

After spending some time at Empire State Cellars, you’ll quickly understand just why they’re called The Best of Bottled New York—they truly showcase every, single great thing that comes in a bottle from our beloved home state. At Hotel Indigo East End, we’re proud to be partnering with such a stellar neighborhood company to support local sustainability and community business.

Be on the lookout for some great events coming up that tie Hotel Indigo East End, Empire State Cellars, and The Hampton Cigar Company together for a night of luxurious fun!


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