Hamptons-based model Kate Bock adds a welcome wellness spin to this season's sip with her hard sparkling water, Pompette. We polled the stunner for her entertaining tips and tricks.
WHAT FIRST SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR WELLNESS? I first became interested in wellness at a young age. I grew up in West Vancouver and modeling wasn’t even on my radar. I was tall, thin, had braces and I was really into sports. I played baseball, soccer, field hockey and I loved to swim. My mom always bought organic food for our house. She didn’t feed us anything processed. Staying active and keeping healthy came from my upbringing, and I’m very grateful for that!
HOW DO YOU THINK POMPETTE FILLS A VOID IN THE MARKET? Pompette is a healthier alternative to beers, wines and heavy caloric cocktails currently in the marketplace. It is gluten-free, made with natural ingredients, cold and refreshing, and it quenches your thirst on a hot summer day. It also comes in a chic resealable, 750 ml glass bottle unlike others in its category.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SERVE, ENJOY OR PAIR IT IN THE SUMMER? When I’m home, I love to cook and meal prep with fresh ingredients. One of my favorite and most simple dinners is miso-glazed salmon and Brussels sprouts in the air fryer that are perfect to a crisp. I like to enjoy it all with a delicious salad that has fake mozzarella cheese (since I am dairy-free), avocado, basil, salt and pepper, tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic. When I want to indulge a bit, I love pizza and flatbread. I am lucky that there are quite a few brands in the marketplace that feed my pizza cravings. Pompette goes nicely with both my homemade fresh dinners or any sort of pizza—pour over the rocks, and we encourage those who want hard alcohol to add their favorite or order by the drink that way. Some really nice combinations I’ve tried include gin with our cucumber-lime [flavor], vodka with the delicious clementine-berry, and a nice blanco tequila pairs with lemon-mint or add a splash of elder flower liqueur to our rosé-hibiscus. Add a garnish and you have a perfect summer cocktail.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR LOCAL HAMPTONS GOURMET RESOURCES FOR PROVISIONS? There is no shortage of amazing restaurants in the Hamptons and surrounding areas. La Fin Kitchen & Lounge is one of my new favorite spots. It is farm-to-table French cuisine, and they procure their fresh produce from over 20 local farms. The menu is light and clean, and I appreciate how they are committed to sustainability.
I also love Elaia Estiatorio, a beautiful Greek restaurant. The flavors of the food and the ambiance bring everyone together, and I feel like I am in Greece!
Cavaniola’s Cheese Shop is amazing. The scent when you walk in is [mouthwatering]! They have the best cheeses, spreads, baked goods and boards. If you’re making a cheese plate—it’s a must!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO SERVE WITH POMPETTE WHEN ENTERTAINING? We just launched the new Pompette flavor grapefruit-bergamont, which pairs so great with a well-put-together charcuterie plate. I love all the varying textures and flavors pulled together, and there can be so many different combinations!
First I start with a variety of cured meats. I love sweet soppressata, prosciutto, pepperoni, salami and a variety of other cured meats. Next I use a variety of soft and hard cheeses such as brie, havarti, Gouda, hot pepper, blue cheese, sharp cheddar and vegan options—the choices are endless! From there I will add olives: Greek, stuffed green olives with blue cheese or almonds and black olives. I add some spreads like fig, olive tapenade, different honeys and some dried fruit such as dates and figs. To top it off, I will add a variety of nuts: almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts. Serve this with a variety of crackers, focaccia toast and bruschetta, and you have a beautiful charcuterie board. Oh, and don’t forget to decorate your board with fresh berries or herbs like a sprig of rosemary.
KATE’S SUMMER SALAD & SIGNATURE SIPS
Grilled arugula and chicken
Vegan feta cheese
Season with lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.
FRESH LEMON MINT COCKTAIL
6 oz. Pompette
Sprig of rosemary
Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour 6 oz. Pompette Lemon Mint. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with rosemary.
CLEMENTINE MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER
6 oz. Pompette
1 oz. gin
Fresh blood orange juice
Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour 6 oz. Pompette Clementine Berry. Add 1 oz. gin. Add a squeeze of fresh blood orange juice. Top off with a splash of ginger ale.
Photography by: PHOTOS BY CODY YORK PHOTOGRAPHY; KATE BOCK PHOTO COURTESY OF POMPETTE; COCKTAIL PHOTO BY OLENKA SERGIENKO/PEXELS.