James Carpenter, Dede Gotthelf, Greg D'Ellia

Southampton Inn Executive Chef James Carpenter greets guests Dede Gotthelf and Greg D’Elia at the Inn’s annual barbecue. (Photo: Rob Rich)

The Southampton Inn helped usher in the Hamptons summer season at its “Annual Memorial Day BBQ” in Southampton. It was a chance for the Inn to show off the newly renovated Claude’s Restaurant, headed by executive chef, James Carpenter, to a socialites, celebs and hotel guests.

Boldface Names: Southampton Inn BBQ
James Carpenter
Jane Rothchild
Bill Biggs
Alan and Arlene Lazar
Craig and Austin Rivera
Patty Watt
Betsy Cox
Jean Shafiroff
Missy Hargraves
Greg D’Elia
Emily DeMarchelier
Candice CMC
Eric DeMarchelier
Catherine DeMarchelier
Ron Burkhardt
Jim Ceravolo
Hailey McCrane
Miriam Whitney
Terry Moan
Dede Gotthelf
Cecilia Dupire and Ann Eriksson
Katherine and Gary Andreassen
Shane Moan

Partygoers had a chance to cross paths with Armie Hammer of 2017 hit movie “Call Me by Your Name” and Abigail Spencer of TV’s “Mad Men” and “Suits,” were at the Inn for a separate private event.

Click Here to See 16 Photos From the Barbecue

Rainy weather barely discourage attendees from touring the Southampton Inn pool patio surrounded by five acres of manicured lawns and private gardens.

Executive Chef Carpenter served up a buffet of ribs with peach agave barbecue sauce, and Jamaican Chicken Sandwiches, complemented by Pineapple Mango salsa, classic burgers, fresh salads, tasty brownies and watermelon.

Claude’s Restaurant is now open for dinner daily from 5 PM to 9 PM. Summer hours for breakfast are from 7 AM to 11 AM, and lunch from 12 PM to 4 PM.

From Claude’s new state-of-the-art performance stage, pianist and guitarist Philip Gotthelf performed American classics to diner’s delight.

Check out the photos from the event.