10/26/16 6:26pm
North Fork Chocolate Aquebogue

North Fork Chocolate Company is now a chocolatier and private party space in Aquebogue (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Already well known for chocolates that are as lovely as they are flavorful, North Fork Chocolate Company is now renting space for private parties and events.

The owners of the Aquebogue chocolatier created the party room without having to swing a hammer or knock down a single wall. Instead, they expanded into the connected space next door, which was left empty when Peconic River Yoga owner Kate Alesio sold the business last year.

“It had been empty for several months before we even started thinking about it,” said North Fork Chocolate Company co-owner Ann Corley. “But everybody kept coming to that door trying to find us, not realizing they had to walk a little bit further, so finally we thought, ‘how can we make this work?'” (more…)

05/26/16 6:10am
Paumanok Cabernet Franc is our 'wine of the week.' Credit: Lenn Thompson

Paumanok Cabernet Franc is our ‘wine of the week.’ Credit: Lenn Thompson

Cabernet franc should taste like cabernet franc. It may seem obvious, but taste enough of it from up and down the East Coast, and it quickly becomes obvious that not all that many winemakers are willing to let cab franc speak for itself.  (more…)