May 20, 2015

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Ruschmeyer's: Art & Dining

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Ruschmeyer's, part of Chelsea Hotels, will open this weekend for its fifth season. Evocative of a nautical summer camp, Ruschmeyer's is the perfect summer retreat, located on three lush acres of lakeside woodland in Montauk.

Known for fresh culinary collaborations featuring seasonal, local ingredients, Ruschmeyer's is delighted to announce a continuation of this commitment to elevated cuisine with the appointment of Max and Eli Sussman as Executive Chefs of the Restaurant at Ruschmeyer's this season.

The Sussmans in collaboration with Matt Kliegman, Carlos Quirarte and Melia Marden, of The Smile in NYC, will work closely with farms and local purveyors to develop a Mediterranean Montauk menu that compliments the abundance of seafood and fresh ingredients available on the East End.

Ruschmeyers will also host acclaimed artist Jason Dussault for an exclusive summer residency in Montauk. For five weeks this summer, Dussault will work on-site creating live his newest body of work: "Off Duty," a whimsical look at what classic superheroes do during their downtime, all crafted in Dussault's modern mosaic technique on vintage surfboards paying homage to the rich nautical heritage of Montauk.

Guests and visitors at Ruschmeyer's can observe Dussault's work in progress through his daily work sessions, which at times invite the public to participate in helping to create his surf board-based installation.

Every Sunday from June 21 until July 12, Dussault will unveil a new piece within the "Off Duty" show for Ruschmeyer's guests. "Off Duty" will be on-view throughout the property from June 17 until July 17, with a permanent installation at Ruschmeyer's onsite throughout the 2015 season.


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