04/10/18 6:10am

Pick up a bottle of Sparkling Point Brut on your next visit to Stirling Sake in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

Remember the days when dinner was a protein-starch-veggie affair? There’s no shame if you can’t. Food may still sustain us, but these days it’s also meant to entertain us.

Blame the millennials, Instagram and wine and food subscription services, but experiential dining is now at the head of the table.

The Long Island restaurant scene has become more creative — putting a greater emphasis on shareable conversation-starting tapas, local ingredients and plating dishes so artistically they look almost too good to eat.  (more…)

12/16/17 6:27am

Chef Stephan Bogardus inside North Fork Table & Inn. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)

A campaign is currently underway to secure North Fork Table & Inn chef Stephan Bogardus his first James Beard Award nomination. And come Tuesday, the 29-year-old chef of one of the region’s most acclaimed restaurants will be cooking at the James Beard House.  (more…)

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…)

03/15/16 9:37am
Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With the vernal equinox less then a week away, more North Fork farms, markets and shops are springing to life and getting ready to open. (more…)