Chef Rosa Ross inside her East Marion home. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker magazine)
Chef Rosa Ross is hosting a multi-course harvest dinner — and she is opening her East Marion home to her guests.
The Hong Kong-born chef and owner of the former Scrimshaw restaurant in Greenport will host the five-course meal with wine pairings on Saturday, Oct. 28 inside her cottage, which is located next to a lavender field.
“Come enjoy good food, good wine, good friends,” Ross said. (more…)
Erin Johnson, left, and Lucy Muellner outside their East Marion eatery. (Credit: David Benthal)
One of Lucy Muellner and Erin Johnson’s first encounters with the enchantment of the North Fork was a potluck dinner with local small farmers and artisanal winemakers to which everyone brought some of their own creations. READ MORE
The English lavender at Lavender by the Bay in East Marion. (Credit: Kendall Stark photo)
The gorgeous English lavender is expected to bloom at Lavender by the Bay this weekend, a stunning occurrence that draws thousands to the East Marion lavender farm every summer.
While Orient and East Marion residents and business owners have complained of road congestion during the bloom, this year the farm’s owner has removed one acre of plants to add 100 parking spots. The farm previously had 65 spots.
“Although we were sad to remove over an acre of gorgeous lavender plants along the east border, it was done tastefully and does not take away from the beauty of the fields,” said Chanan Rozenbaum, vice president of the 17-acre farm. “Our first consideration is safety for both our visitors and our neighbors, and we want to do what it takes to keep our customers comfortable while also minimizing any inconvenience to residents. (more…)