With the fate of outdoor spaces Day & Night and Madame Tong’s up in the air, cool young Hamptonites have found a Sunday hang on the sweeping lawns behind the hedges surrounding the Southampton Inn. The brunch-meets-pool party model took wing at OSO at the Southampton Inn this weekend and will continue every Sunday. With House DJ Derrick Reason of Spotlight New York spinning an Ibiza – St. Tropez soundtrack, a flock of young Hamptonites turned out for the soft launch this Sunday hosted by Sidi Belqaid and Liz Derringer. Sipping mimosas and pomegranate-tinis co-cost Prince Justin DiCosolo, grandson of Princess Marcella Borghese partied with beauties Ina Sunshine and Lena Gutauskaite. Grandaughters of Baron de Hirsch, Jenna Gotthelf, and Shane Moan and kicked around a volley ball with artist Christian DiLalla while not trying to spill their mimosas.
OSO executive chef Bryan Naylor, whose culinary creations have been termed “pure food ecstasy” was kept busy churning out pizzettes and tapas for the hungry crowd refueling after a night of club hopping. Belqaid and Derringer, both East End club scene veterans, plan to run the brunch blast throughout the summer. And why shouldn't they, with 5-acres of very private space, a great pool, free parking, fab cocktails and a South of the Highway location, OSO is poised to take over the daytime action for the young and fabulous.