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…)
American Beech will host weekly clambakes from July 1 to September 2. (Credit: American Beech)
What do you do on Friday afternoons in the summer when your restaurant has a beautiful outdoor bar and dining area? If you’re the team at American Beech in Greenport, the answer is to host a weekly New England Clambake all summer long.
Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and founder Jazmin Carillo at last year’s fundraiser. (Credit: Nina Nickerson, courtesy photo)
Programa Sueños, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide educational benefits to the children of San Antonio el Angel, Guatemala, will host its third annual spring fundraiser Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. The event will feature bites from local restaurants and food purveyors, as well as live music and Bedell wines.
Founded by former North Fork resident Jazmin Carrillo whose family moved from Guatemala to the U.S. 10 years ago, the organization began by providing scholarship programs to 10 children in 2013. In three years, Programa Sueños, which translates to “dreams program,” has grown to benefit 235 children and now offers music and sports programs. It recently partnered with Colgate to also provide dental care for the children. (more…)