New Art Exhibit

Featuring paintings and photographs of last summers vegetable & flower garden.

This summer John Torreano and Mansell Ambrose were commissioned to record the bounty of our kitchen garden.

Both of the artists series are the result of visits to our Little Kitchen garden this summer. John, a breakfast customer, stops by regularly. His home and Sag Harbor studio are right around the corner.

Mansell spent the summer orchestrating a flower garden in the raised bed that occupies the center piece of our kitchen garden. Johns paintings focus on the Sunburst Squash plants that exploded from a bed just to the east of Mansell’s flowers.

 “It was a joy for me to work with both artists as the summer progressed. Mansell, my middle daughter, took a bare 75 by 4 foot bed and planned the plantings using both seed and starts, then followed the progress of her efforts with her digital camera.” says Colin Ambrose, chef & owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen. Her show includes 10 images from 11″x14″ to 30″x40″.

John, photographed the squash bed one morning in July when it was filled with flowers and hardball sized vegetables. Then he took the images to his studio and painted 6 20″x20″ watercolors.

All of the work is available for sale, framed and ready to hang in your private or public space.


Join us for dinner at Estia’s Little Kitchen for a fundraiser to help restore the historic terrazzo floor of the John Jermain Memorial Library, as part of our Historic Building Fund.

Artist Bio

John Torreano is an art professor at NYU who spends much of his time teaching in Abu Dabi. We have featured his painting ‘Bass bursting from the cosmos’ on the walls at Estia for the past 3 years.


John: “I was inspired to make this series of watercolors for Colin to honor the rich growth of beautiful vegetables from this summer’s garden. The Paddy Pan squash were in their glorious bloom, coming out of the rich earth to capture the sun’s light and present an amazing life giving green.”

Mansell is a Freshman at Sewanee, The University of the South in Tennessee. This will be her second photo exhibit at Estia’s Little Kitchen.


Come to our Carrot Tasting !

On Wednesday November 12 @ 3pm, 6 chefs from East End restaurants will come together with the farmers they work with to discuss the carrrot and present their recipes on plates in a carrot tasting.