Warm Welcome - Topping Rose House
By Amanda Friedman
Long Island's East End greeted the announcement last year that superstar chef Tom Colicchio would be overseeing the new Topping Rose House hotel and restaurant in Bridgehampton, New York, with great enthusiasm. Housed in an 1842 Green Revival mansion, the 75-seat dining space opened first, in September, and has been getting rave reviews. This spring sees the debut of the inn, whose 22 rooms are spread among the main swelling and four nearby cottages. Designer Alexandra Champalimaud has created elegant interiors outfitted with iron four-posters and mahogany chests. The property also includes a one-acre-farm - which provides much of the kitchen's produce - a spa, and a pool that looks out to a crab-apple orchard.