David Intonato, who earned three stars last year for his excellent cooking at the Jamesport Manor Inn, has left the restaurant.
He's succeeded by Michael Mandleur, a veteran of East End eateries, said owner Matt Kar.
Kar said Intonato's exit on Thursday stemmed from disagreements over the $29 fixed-priced menu, and containing food costs in general. Intonato said in an e-mail, however, that he chose to leave because of compensation issues and Kar's management of the restaurant, as well as the fixed-price concern. Intonato added that "you cannot do food at the level I was doing with the quality product I purchased and charge $29" for a three-course, fixed-price dinner.
Kar said the Inn recently lost business for two weeks when Manor Lane was closed because of flooding and repair work.
Mandleur has worked at East Hampton Point, Almond in Bridgehampton and The Maidstone in East Hampton. His new menu is to be in place on Friday.
Jamesport Manor Inn is at 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport; 631-722-0500.
The Inn. Newsday / Ken Spencer