Pick up a bottle of Sparkling Point Brut on your next visit to Stirling Sake in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal photos)
Remember the days when dinner was a protein-starch-veggie affair? There’s no shame if you can’t. Food may still sustain us, but these days it’s also meant to entertain us.
Blame the millennials, Instagram and wine and food subscription services, but experiential dining is now at the head of the table.
The Long Island restaurant scene has become more creative — putting a greater emphasis on shareable conversation-starting tapas, local ingredients and plating dishes so artistically they look almost too good to eat. (more…)
Sannino Bella Vita’s tasting barn on Peconic Lane in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Sannino Bella Vita wines, once rarely available outside the operation’s Peconic Lane tasting room, can now be found on the shelves of local liquor stores and on the wine lists at North Fork restaurants. (more…)
SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard owners Lisa and Anthony Sannino in their Peconic tasting room.
When it was time to name their vineyard, Anthony and Lisa Sannino pictured their lives together.
Mr. Sannino would be tending to the grapevines and making wine during the day while his wife poured glasses of wine for customers in a tasting room, a restored potato barn and hog house built in the 1900s.
They would then return to their four children at their home, which would stand majestically in the middle of the vineyard.
“That’s a beautiful life,” Mr. Sannino said. “That’s the way we wanted to live.” (more…)