03/08/17 6:01am
Petulant Wino in Aquebogue has closed. (Credit: Randee Daddona for northforker)

Petulant Wino in Aquebogue has closed. (Credit: Randee Daddona for northforker)

Petulant Wino, the Tom Schaudel-owned restaurant that opened to great acclaim in Aquebogue in 2014 has closed.

John Gambino, who owned Baby Moon restaurant in Westhampton for more than three decades, will open il Giardino in its place. He hopes to have the new establishment open by March 15. (more…)

02/21/17 6:01am
This property on Phillips Lane in Aquebogue has a barn that can accomodate up to six horses. (Credit: MLSLI.com)

This property on Phillips Lane in Aquebogue has a barn that can accommodate up to six horses. (Credit: MLSLI.com)

It’s a property perfect for horse lovers.

This expansive five-bedroom, 3.5-bath country-style home offers future residents the opportunity to board up to six horses. 

Set on eight acres, the Aquebogue property comes with an unattached six-stall barn and tack room. It also features a riding ring and turnout paddocks. (more…)

02/10/17 9:56am

Steve Amaral barely slept before arriving at work Tuesday morning. As co-owner and executive chef of North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue, he said there’s no busier time than the lead-in to Valentine’s Day.

“It definitely keeps us really busy,” he said. “During a busy season, we’ll do about 60 or 70 hours a week.”

This weekend, Amaral and his team of chocolatiers will make about 10,000 bonbons in preparation for the holiday, which falls on a Tuesday this year. They include heart-shaped milk chocolate truffles filled with strawberry preserves, an assortment of heart- and rose-shaped chocolate pops and “be mine” chocolates. Naturally, orders will be placed in red heart-shaped boxes. (more…)

11/18/16 10:53am
Tweed's Restaurant & Buffalo Bar Cognac

Chef Duane Lewin pours the first glass of a $2,500 bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar in Riverhead is kicking off the holiday season by serving one of the world’s most expensive cognacs: a 100-year-old bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII.

Created in 1874, Louis XIII cognac is distilled from grapes grown in Grande Champagne, a region in France known for its cognac.

“It’s 100 years of craftsmanship,” said Kevin Graham, Remy Martin’s market manager for the tri-state area. “It takes four generations of cellar masters just to produce one bottle.” (more…)

11/04/16 6:00am
(Credit: Katharine Schroeder) Sample Paumanok right from the barrel this Saturday.

Sample Paumanok wines from the barrel this Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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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…)