8 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the North Fork

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine's Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

There’s more than one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the North Fork.

From a bash with an open bar and overnight accommodations to a princess-themed tea party, there are happenings for all ages and tastes.

Here are eight ways to spend V-Day on the NoFo.

Party at East Wind

The East Wind in Wading River. (Credit: file photo)

East Wind in Wading River. (Credit: file photo)

For couples looking to boogie, the Wading River inn and catering hall will host its annual Valentine’s Day dinner dance Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. The four-hour party includes an open bar, dinner and a DJ. Couples can also opt to stay overnight. The dance is $99 per person or $425 for a couple with overnight accommodations.

Reservations are required and groups are encouraged.

East Wind also also offers other options including a “spajama” package for single friends looking to enjoy cocktails and spa treatments.

East Wind Long Island, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River. (631) 929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com

Wine and Cupcakes at Sparkling Pointe

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Sparkling Pointe winery will host a wine and cupcake pairing Saturday, Feb 11. and Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can enjoy three mini cupcakes by Blondie’s Bake Shop paired with three tastings of sparkling wine.

The event is $25 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Sparkling Pointe, 39750 Route 48, Southold. (631) 765-0200, sparklingpointe.com

Princess Tea Party and a Chocolate Pairing

A scene from last year's princess tea party. (Credit: Long Island Aquarium, courtesy)

A scene from last year’s princess tea party. (Credit: Long Island Aquarium, courtesy)

The child who loves all things fancy can enjoy a princess-themed tea party at the Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead on Sunday, Feb. 12. There will be seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The party includes singing and dancing with the princesses, white glove tea service, finger sandwiches and sweets.

Adults are $30.95 and children 3 to 12 are $27.95. Admission to the adjacent Long Island Aquarium is half price for participants. Reservations are required.

For grownups, the aquarium is hosting a chocolate and wine tasting, along with a five-course meal, on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. The event, dubbed Choco Vino, is $195 per couple. Hotel packages for the adjacent Hyatt Place East End are also available.

Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 208-9200 ex. 426, longislandaquarium.com

Beer and Oysters at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

A beer is poured from a tap at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.'s tasting room in Peconic. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A beer is poured from a tap at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s tasting room in Peconic. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. will host its annual Valentine’s Day party on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy beer, oysters and music at the brewery’s Peconic location. Little Creek Oysters will bring the shellfish and Robert Bruey will provide the tunes.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., 2155 Main Road, Peconic. (631) 477-1100 or visit, greenportharborbrewing.com

Wine and Chocolate

Pindar Vineyards will host a wine and chocolate pairing. (Credit: KevinShine Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinshine/)

Pindar Vineyards will host a wine and chocolate pairing. (Credit: KevinShine Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinshine/)

Pindar Vineyards and North Fork Chocolate Company will host a pairing event on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event is $15 per person and includes three chocolates matched with three wines. Reservations are required. All participants receive a raffle to a Valentine’s gift basket giveaway. Twelve baskets will be given away during the event.

Pindar Vineyards, 37645 Main Road, Peconic. (631) 734-6200, Pindar.net.

Additionally, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard will offer wine paired with chocolate from Chocology Unlimited on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $30 or $20 for wine club members. Reservations are required.

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, 1375 Peconic Lane, Peconic. (631) 734-8282, sanninovineyard.com

Cheese Please

Aged Chèvre covered in ash, from the Loire Valley, served at the Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. (Credit: Village Cheese Shop courtesy)

Aged chèvre from the Loire Valley covered in ash served at The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. (Credit: The Village Cheese Shop, courtesy)

What better place to celebrate love than on the street that carries its name?

The Village Cheese Shop, located on Mattituck’s Love Lane, is accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day weekend (with live music by Mary Sabo on Sunday, Feb. 12, from noon to 3 p.m.).

The shop, which offers an array of fine cheeses, cured meats, fondue and wine, will stay open until 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Village Cheese Shop, 105 Love Lane, Mattituck. (631) 298-8556, thevillagecheeseshop.com

Dinner in Polish Town

The Birchwood in Polish Town. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Birchwood in Polish Town. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Birchwood of Riverhead will host a four-course dinner with music, dancing and a chocolate fountain on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Dinner is $49.99 per person, plus tax and service.

The Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead. (631) 727-4449, thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com

Get Your Steak On

Cliff's Elbow Room in Jamesport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Cliff’s Elbow Room in Jamesport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The North Fork’s original steakhouse is hosting a special dinner for two on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

For $84.95, customers get one appetizer to share, two salads, two entrées with potatoes and a dessert to share.

The deal is available at The Elbow Room (1549 Main Road, Jamesport), The Elbow Room Too (95 Franklinville Road, Laurel) and Cliff’s Rendezvous (313 East Main Street, Riverhead). Visit cliffsrendezvous.com or elbowroomli.com.

A Meal at aMano

The dining room at aMano. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

The dining room at aMano. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

aMano is offering a $55 price fixe dinner, served with a glass of Sparkling Pointe brut.

The menu features an array of choices, including entrees like rack of lamb served with roasted beets, baby carrots or seared salmon with ratatouille, olive tapenade and lemon oil.

The menu will be offered Friday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14.

aMano, 13550 Main Road, Mattituck. (631) 298-4800, amanorestaurant.com