- Posted June 18, 2014 by
Cold spring Harbor, New York
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Pigs really do fly.. and Christie Brinkley..
The Gourmet Whaler is a totally fun place on the glitzy Gold Coast of LI, but there is nothing pretentious about it. The owner Shawn, a native of Cold Spring is so down to earth if you go there for breakfast you feel relaxed as if you are at home. His custom made eggs taste like they are coming out of Ma's kitchen and you will want to return. His father before him had a restaurant in the area. I took my mother there for her last birthday before she died.
The fish tacos for lunch are his trademark but there are many dishes to choose from and the place is eye candy. It is also a gift shop with one of a kind things at totally reasonable prices. I like it because Shawn and his partner Constance support and sell local artists and artisans works that don't break the bank and you can buy, bring home and enjoy. I got a handmade pocket book for $12.00 on sale that is water colored and can carry my CD player, and I bought two hand painted glasses for ten dollars
In #3 and #4 local celebrity Christie Brinkley is posing with Magnus Walsh, a local author and his children's book. "Five O'clock and all is well."
#7- Is Shawn's black lab.
#9-the glasses I bought.
The place is so much fun. I am never rushed here for NY and Shawn and his staff are so friendly, you will want to return even if you don't have a big bundle of cash. The first time I went I just had a bagel and Shawn the owner buttered it just right. What more can you ask for in this day and age?
The Gourmet Whaler is on Main St. in Cold Spring Harbor.
June 18, 2014.
Photos by Linda glovach.