Looking for something warm and sweet to enjoy over the upcoming cold weekends?
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…)
Sample all the East End has to offer at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center’s second annual Taste the East End event, scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 29.
It’s an evening that highlights the foods, craft beverages and wines that are locally sourced, cultivated and brewed on both of Long Island’s forks.
“We wanted an event that showcases everything that the East End has to offer all in one special night,” said Long Island Aquarium event coordinator Nicole Buckley. (more…)
Terms like “farm fresh” and “locally sourced” are usually reserved for North Fork restaurants and food festivals. But they also extend to North Fork ice cream as well, as more farms and stores create their own homemade confections. Where else could you eat sweet corn ice cream, order two scoops of “Peconic Swamp Thing” or try a flavor called America?
“Corn is one of the biggest crops here on the farm,” explained Ed Harbes, manager of Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck. “With 50 acres of corn, we sell fresh corn, ready to eat corn and we do roasted corn, so we thought during the summer our customers would enjoy a corn custard. Custard is a type of ice cream that has more egg content, so it’s richer and creamier. To that we add our own sweet, roasted corn, puree it down and incorporate it into the custard base. People are really enjoying that flavor of ice cream and we’ll serve it as long as the corn season lasts, which is usually to the end of October.”
Harbes Family Farm is located at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck. They’re open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-298-8000.
NEXT: THE ICE CREAM PATCH
If you and your S.O. are more into craft beer and comfort food than five star reservations, we found the perfect way to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day. (more…)
Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter. We are excited to announce a returning partner, North Fork Chocolate Company.
NORTH FORK CHOCOLATE COMPANY- VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY
Enter to win a Gift Basket (heart box of chocolates, a gift card and assorted novelty items) – retail value $214! Pick up at store. Will it be you?
The raffle runs from February 2 until February 9 at 2:00PM.a Rafflecopter giveaway
ABOUT NORTH FORK CHOCOLATE COMPANY
NFCC crafts Artisanal Belgian Chocolates filled with LOCAL ingredients. Celebrate with North Fork Chocolate Company the opening of their NEW artisan shop with LOCAL goods and gifts. Located at 740 Main Road in Aquebogue, about a 1/4 mile east of the Modern Snack Bar. For their latest news LIKE them on FACEBOOK.
NFCC is OPEN on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.