Marietes Mancego-Carreon with kids Kyle and Keira in front of Michaels’ At Maidstone Beach in the Hamptons.


Did you know that a popular restaurant on East Hampton’s Maidstone Beach called Michaels is owned by a Filipino-American, Virginia Go-DeLoera, and her chef-husband Luis DeLoera, an Italian-Mexican?

Virginia was a bank officer at Capital One before she left the corporate world to run Michaels’ full-time with her husband, who has worked in Manhattan’s famed restaurants.

Michaels’ is regularly packed with guests, mostly Hamptonites enjoying the place’s “good, honest American fare like crab cakes and Long Island duck,” writes Zagat.

“Regulars prize it as a ‘best-kept secret’ of the Hamptons,” adds Zagat.

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond Kelly is a regular of Michaels’ and has become a friend of the DeLoeras.

On Sept. 1, Virginia and Luis hosted a sumptuous steak dinner for visiting relatives from Canada, Michael Mancego, a senior analyst for Questrade’s outsourced operations; his sister Marietes Mancego-Carreon, a manager for Canada’s SCM (Supply Chain Management) with Marietes’ kids Kyle and Keira.

Also present were Virginia’s sisters Manuela and Felicita Go; nephew Benjamin Go, an NYPD officer; and cousin Edmund Silvestre of the Filipino Reporter.

At Michaels’ At Maidstone Beach in East Hampton, N.Y. Seated, l.-r.: Chef Luis DeLoera, wife Virginia Go-DeLoera, Keira, Kyle and Manuela Go. Standing, l.-r.: Benjamin Go, Marietes Mancego-Carreon, Felicita Go and Michael Mancego.

Michael’s chef Luis DeLoera and wife Virginia Go DeLoera with nephew and niece Kyle and Keira Mancego Carreon of Toronto.

Chef Luis DeLoera with Michael Mancego and Marietes Mancego-Carreon; and Marietes’ children Kyle and Keira at Michaels’ At Maidstone Beach in the Hamptons.