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…)

08/23/16 6:01am
Chef Noah Schwartz inside the kitchen of the James Beard House in February 2015. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Chef Noah Schwartz inside the kitchen of the James Beard House in February 2015. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Chef Noah Schwartz will once again take his New American cuisine to the James Beard House in Manhattan this fall.

Schwartz, who owns Noah’s on Front Street in Greenport, will prepare a multi-course lunch dubbed “Return To The North Fork” on Tuesday, Oct. 25. (more…)

04/20/16 9:30am
Credit: North Fork Table and Inn courtesy

Crispy sautéed black sea bass fillet with spring sweet pea purée, fava beans, chanterelle mushrooms and radish-herb salad (Credit: North Fork Table and Inn courtesy photo)

The beginning of spring means warmer temperatures, fruitful vegetation, lush greens and the lengthening of daylight.

It also means restaurant menus across the North Fork begin transitioning to incorporate more and more local ingredients that highlight the signature tastes of the East End.

Below, we have chosen a few noteworthy dishes to get you even more into that sumptuous spring mood. Al fresco dining, anyone? (more…)

11/01/15 5:05pm
Credit: @Secaida33 Instagram

Credit: @Secaida33 Instagram

Jimmy Fallon was once again spotted in Greenport Village this weekend, this time dining at Claudio’s and posing for photos with fans on Front Street.

The Tonight Show host shared a photo of the famed restaurant’s menu with his 4.2 million Instagram photos, thanking the 145-year-old eatery and its staff for making the best chowder and giving it a shoutout for being family-owned. (more…)

07/22/15 2:08pm
Cattle at McCall Ranch (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cattle at McCall Ranch
(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Peconic Land Trust will host its 13th Annual “Through Farms and Fields” country supper benefit on August 2, 2015. This year the event will honor the conservation efforts of Russell C. McCall — and you’re invited.

“Farms and Fields” celebrates the bounty of the East End, from the produce of our local farms and vineyards to the fish and seafood that comes from our waters. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be chef and TV host George Hirsch. It will be the first time that the event is being held on the North Fork at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (more…)

07/06/15 6:02am
Noah's on a Roll on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Noah’s on a Roll on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Please pardon the cheesy pun in the headline, but we couldn’t resist using it after learning about Greenport chef/restaurateur Noah Schwartz’s latest venture.

Schwartz, who in addition to his eponymous Greenport restaurant owns a food truck, catering business and oversees the wood-fired pizza oven menu at Jamesport Vineyards, has taken over the small eatery next to the Greenport Theatre on Front Street. (more…)