07/12/17 6:01am

Baked apples at the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Madison Fender/Ram’s Head Inn courtesy)

This summer, the North Fork is a canvas of photogenic dessert plates. With an abundance of local, fresh ingredients by talented purveyors, it is no surprise that restaurant chefs have gone above and beyond creating photogenic, edible masterpieces. Cameras and smartphones will be out and ready even before you grab your spoon and fork.

Make your Instagram followers swoon with these six Instagram worthy desserts created by notable chefs of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

12/14/16 10:59am
Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport.

Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Looking to stay out of the kitchen on Christmas Eve? Many North Fork eateries will be open, with some offering something special the night before Christmas.

Here are five North Fork restaurants serving a decadent Christmas Eve menu on Saturday, Dec. 24. (more…)

11/08/16 3:24pm
Caci scallop season

Bay scallops with pumpkin caponata, prosciutto and crumbled amaretti. (Credit: Caci North Fork)

Whether they’re seared, baked or sautéed, nothing beats a Peconic Bay scallop.

Following opening day yesterday, some North Fork restaurants have pulled out all the stops to showcase this sweet and nutty bivalve. While it wasn’t a great start to the season, you’ll find this shellfish on local restaurant menus until they are gone.

Here are three North Fork restaurants making dishes with the ultra-fresh seafood. Get them while they’re available. (more…)

07/30/16 6:25am
Chef Marco Pellegrini works with his salts at Caci North Fork in Southold. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Chef Marco Pellegrini works with his salts at Caci North Fork in Southold. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at Caci in Southold, digs his hand into a mason jar filled with brightly colored yellow salt crystals. He twirls his finger to mix up the salt, then brings it to his nose and inhales.

The unmistakable scent of lemon begins wafting from the jar. It makes sense, since lemon is exactly what Mr. Pellegrini — an Italian-born chef who moved to America three years ago — used to make the seasoning.

The flavored salts were in the works for two months and made their unseen debut at Caci June 22, when the restaurant transitioned to its summer 2016 menu.  (more…)

07/20/16 2:26pm
Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona/northforker)

Newsday released its 2016 list of the top 100 Long Island restaurants and seven North Fork restaurants made the cut.

Six of them are tried and true favorites, while one is a brand new spot quickly becoming a popular destination.  (more…)

07/15/16 12:14pm
Francesca Sparvoli "The Truffle Lady" regularly delivers truffles to the North Fork (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Francesca Sparvoli ‘The Truffle Lady’ regularly delivers truffles to the North Fork (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A very special delivery was made Thursday when Caci North Fork in Southold received what is believed to be one of the largest truffle deliveries ever made in the U.S.  (more…)