Photo Credit: Melanie Dunea

Photo Credit: Melanie Dunea

Hamptons magazine held its 7th annual post-event dinner celebrating East Hampton Library’s Authors Night on Sat. Aug 13. Cover star Eric Ripert co-hosted the evening. Other co-hosts included Publisher Debra Halpert, Editor-in-Chief Samantha Yanks and Editor-at-Large Michael Braverman at his private residence in East Hampton.

Plus, leading New York authors joined in being honored for the evening. These esteemed authors included William Norwich (“My Mrs. Brown: A Novel”), Jay McInerney (“Bright Precious Days”), and Michael Gross (“Focus: The Sexy, Secret, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers”). Also, more honored authors included Ally Hilfiger (“Bite Me”) and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (“Seinfeldia: How A Show About Nothing Changed Everything”).

Hamptons Magazine Celebrates East Hampton Library's Author Night with Cover Star Eric Ripert - Debra Halpert, Eric Ripert

Hamptons Magazine Celebrates East Hampton Library’s Author Night with Cover Star Eric Ripert – Debra Halpert, Eric Ripert

 

Other notables were in attendance at the invitation-only dinner. These well-known guests included author Talia Carner (“Hotel Moscow: A Novel”), Lee Brian Schrager, Diane and Alan Lieberman, Glenn and Sharyn Bradford and Andrea Corral.

An intimate group of the most noteworthy attendees joined Ripert at this event. The renowned chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality celebrated his Hamptons magazine cover debut. Also, he unveiled his new book, “32 Yolks: From MY Mother’s Table To Working The Line.”

Plus, everyone enjoyed a special wine tasting courtesy of Chateau D’Esclans. And a delicious multi-course dinner by Elegant Affairs was served. Also, the beautiful floral arrangements were designed by Ovando. Furthermore, Glenn Bradford Fine Jewelry previewed an impressive antique jewelry collection. Extell’s 70 Charlton also supported the intimate gathering.

 

Hamptons Magazine Celebrates East Hampton Library's Author Night with Cover Star Eric Ripert - Debra Halpert, Michael Gross, Samantha Yanks

Hamptons Magazine Celebrates East Hampton Library’s Author Night with Cover Star Eric Ripert – Debra Halpert, Michael Gross, Samantha Yanks

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night is a fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library. Over the past 12 years, it has grown to be especially relevant. As a result, it is known as the “premier literary event of the Hamptons.” Additionally, Authors Night is now one of the leading annual literary events in the country.

Ripert discussed his motivations to write his first memoir in a recent issue of Hamptons magazine. He also talked about the unifying force of family and food. And he chatted about fostering passion and talent at Le Bernardin and more. Visit Hamptons magazine online to find out more about Eric Ripert and other East End literati.