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La Fin Kitchen Fluke Crudo
Photo courtesy of Doug Young
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Pairing The Palm Rosé with every meal of the day. Even breakfast.

Although it may seem likely, in most instances rosé is not a blend of white and red grapes. A wine of a different color, the pink stuff is a pretty hot commodity on the East End. It makes sense as to why people make t-shirts and tumblers with the phrase “Rosé All Day,” written out in some scripty font (more on that to come in The Wine Issue). And although we don’t sell any wine brack-a-brack (yet), we can direct you to a certain place in Montauk that happens to have some damn good dishes for any time of day that pair immaculately with the blushing drink we all know and love. Particularly The Palm Rosé by Whispering Angel. 

La Fin Kitchen’s sommelier Erin Swain has a full understanding of the tasting notes that define the light pink bottle of The Palm. Mix that with the experience of wining and dining to get to her level of knowledge, she has a pretty good take on what’s going to compliment that floral flavor. From dawn until dusk. Take it away, Erin. 

This delightful rosé is pale pink in color and is wonderfully expressive on the nose with floral notes of crushed lavender. Hints of strawberry with rainier cherry on the palate complement the beautiful citrus notes of lemon zest and orange peel. Aged on lees (dead yeast cells), it imparts a creamy undertone and weight on the mid-palate.

– Erin Swain, Sommelier, La Fin Kitchen & Lounge


You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.

The Palm rosé is a perfect pairing with La Fin ever-popular Lobster Toast. The lobster is poached and is fresher than fresh —coming from Gosman’s right next door.  The seafood and delicate flavors that accentuate the dish are nicely complimented. The texture of the wine and lobster go hand in hand. The charred corn, avocado, and lime citrus bring on a pop when paired with the bright acidity from The Palm. Seems like a pretty nice way to start your day. They say it’s the most important meal. Treat it that way.

La Fin Kitchen Lobster Toast
La Fin Kitchen Lobster Toast


The ideal lunch break.

The Palm rosé is a beautiful wine to accompany vegetables.  This brings us to La Fin’s Cauliflower Flatbread which boasts grilled zucchini, summer squash, and onions. The blistered cherry tomatoes provide acidity that compliments the acidity in the blush wine. Good acids. This food and wine pairing could be enjoyed as lunch or a lite bite in the evening.  Make sure you take your entire allotted hour for this one. Then maybe try and work the rest of the day “from home.”

La Fin Kitchen Cauliflower Flatbread
La Fin Kitchen Cauliflower Flatbread


The most common excuse to drink wine.

The Palm is full and viscous, making it an ideal match for poultry. Our Organic Roasted Chicken Breast with this rosé is lovely. The mouthfeel of The Palm with baby carrots, haricot verts, and delicious pan sauce are a match made in heaven. The fruits of the wine really shine in the wine with this dish. Dinner is usually a more than one glass of wine endeavor. Just buy the bottle.

La Fin Kitchen Roasted Chicken
La Fin Kitchen Roasted Organic Chicken | Photo courtesy of Doug Young

Here are a few locations you can find The Palm Rosé out East: 

La Fin Kitchen & Lounge
474 W Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954

Centro Trattoria & Bar
336 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

North Sea Tavern & Raw Bar
1271 N Sea Rd
Southampton, NY 11986