Isola has recently opened on Shelter Island (Credit: Madison Fender/Isola courtesy)
Isola — it’s the Italian word for “island,” and an entirely appropriate name for a new restaurant on Shelter Island specializing in new Italian cuisine. That, according to Seth Nathan, Isola’s executive chef, translates to sourcing the freshest ingredients to be found on the East End and infusing them with the flavors of the Mediterranean.
“We’re surrounded by water, so the menu is heavy on seafood, locally sourced ingredients and the comfortable, approachable — yet beautiful — environment,” he said. “The concept gives us creative license to expand beyond various regions of Italy and into other parts of the Mediterranean.”
When it comes to Italy, Nathan admits to being a big fan of Calabria in Sicily. The natural salinity of the food found there is something he appreciates, dishes like cleanly cooked fish served alongside great produce.
“I also like a little heat and Calabria peppers,” he said. “I realize that’s not everyone’s palate, so I’m not forcing it, but I offer it.” (more…)
One of the East End’s most beloved summer traditions returned Wednesday with the first Pridwin Cookout of 2017. The cookouts run from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with live music from 8 to 11:30 p.m. each Wednesday up until Labor Day. READ
Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)
There was a time when the phrase “get lost” was an insult. These days, it’s therapy.
When the world becomes too much for you, Shelter Island — the pearl in the prongs of the North and South forks — has thousands of acres of wooded trails, quiet country roads, and deserted beaches where you can treat your short fuse with a long walk. (more…)