04/30/17 9:57am
The tasting room at Kontokosta Winery . (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The tasting room at Kontokosta Winery . (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Here are the seven most-read posts this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter. (more…)

04/28/17 6:02am
A bottle of Roanoke VIneyards Rosé of Cabernet Franc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A bottle of Roanoke VIneyards Rosé of Cabernet Franc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

If you quickly glance at this week’s “Wine of the Week,” Roanoke Vineyards 2016 Rosé of Cabernet Franc, you might think it a white wine — it’s that light in its copper tint.

On that color, Roanoke Vineyards’ Scott Sandell told me in an email, “Visuals are important, but we didn’t shape this wine around them. It’s not dyed or otherwise altered for good looks. We don’t go there with any of the wines, and this one is just lighter in color; not a lot of skin contact: styled for taste over color.”

He’s right. It’s light on color but not on flavor. (more…)

04/28/17 6:00am
There are value Long Island wines in many different price ranges. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

There are value Long Island wines in many different price ranges. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

While the East End of Long Island offers beautiful scenery and recreation, it is the distinct food and wine landscape and deep pride in it that sets this area apart. 

I was born and raised on the cusp of western Long Island, in Queens, and began working in restaurants in 1968 at the age of 15. At the time, I was just looking to stay out of trouble and save up some money to buy an amp, but it quickly became apparent that I had been bitten by the kitchen bug. I went on to spend time in culinary school and worked in dozens of L.I. restaurants. Throughout those years, I was lucky to work with regional ingredients and vendors, which gave me an appreciation for Long Island and its agricultural offerings and roots. (more…)

04/27/17 6:05am
The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

A New York City-based chef and the co-owner of a highly rated West Village restaurant will operate a Soundfront restaurant in Greenport this summer.

Galen Zamarra, chef and partner at Mas (Farmhouse), will oversee food and drink at the Sound View hotel including the soon-to-open restaurant The Halyard. A June opening is expected. (more…)

04/27/17 6:03am
This home located on Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Century 21 Albertson Realty courtesy)

This home located on Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Century 21 Albertson Realty courtesy)

Here are 37 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $149,000 to $2,199,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order. (more…)