Robert Hesse was one of the more memorable cheftestants on Hell’s Kitchen: Season 5 — the 400-pound Strong Island native famously had to leave the final five after collapsing on set (hence recent plans to have gastric bypass). Anyway, we’re told he’ll be one of the chefs at Georgica, the Hamptons spot where the Eldridge’s Matt Levine is running the nightlife program. Big Boy will be in the kitchen with his buddy Seth Levine, also from the show (you may recall Gordon Ramsay calling him “Forrest” and telling him he had cooked the “worst dish” Ramsay had ever tasted). Among the dishes they’ll be jamming on this summer: Truffle Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. The restaurant-club opens tomorrow, and Memorial Day weekend D.J.’s include Nick Cohen (Friday), D.J. Ruckus (Saturday), and Mel DeBarge (Sunday).
Georgica, 108 Wainscott Stone Road, corner of Montauk Highway, Montauk Wainscott; 631-537-5603