Meet The Owner And Chef At This Minimalist Sag Harbor Favorite


minimalist interior of East Hampton bakery

Carissa Waechter, owner and chef of Sag Harbor bakery

At the Sag Harbor outpost of East End favorite Carissa’s Bakery, inventive breads and pastries (hello, myrtille twists!) take center stage against a sleek minimalist backdrop. Who better to curate the perfect Hamptons summer picnic for us than owner and chef extraordinaire, Carissa Waechter? Recipe below.

What are you packing? Fresh and seasonal goods from the farm at Amber Waves, Mecox Bay Dairy cheeses from Serene Green’s farm stand and lobster rolls from Sea Slug Lounge.

Anything from Carissa’s Bakery? Baguettes are ideal for a picnic setting, although our sourdough has a lot of nostalgic meaning for me. The starter was first cultured in Amagansett in 1965 and sourdough was the first bread I ever made. Our Salted Soured Pickled Rye Crisps are a great, full-of-flavor snack and the best vessel for our house-made dips.

What are you sipping on? Wölffer rosé and cold beers from Montauk Brewing Company.

Beach chairs or a blanket? Upcycled beach mats from Ryland Life Equipment in Sag Harbor.

Are utensils needed? Skip cutlery, this is a hands-on picnic. A great wine key is essential. Nearby Hudson Grace has cute things.