04/01/16 6:04am
Chef Rosa Ross demonstrates how to properly wrap a dumpling. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Chef Rosa Ross demonstrates how to properly wrap a dumpling. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

While fresh seafood and New American dishes dominate the menus at many North Fork restaurants, it is much harder to find authentic, high quality Cantonese cuisine in eastern Long Island.

So it made sense that when chef Rosa Ross opened Greenport’s Scrimshaw in 2004, the Asian-influenced waterside restaurant located on Preston’s Wharf, her hand-wrapped dumplings stuffed with homemade fillings quickly became the eatery’s most popular item.

“When I opened the restaurant, I thought I’d put them on the menu for a few weeks,” said the Hong Kong born culinary instructor and cookbook author. “They became our best seller. If I do 10 tables, eight will order dumplings.”

“Out here, you can’t get good dumplings,” she added.

Now Ross, along with veteran North Fork chef and Philadelphia native Greg Ling, plans to bring the dumplings to you. (more…)

03/28/16 6:04am
Wölffer Estate Vineyard's 'Summer in a Bottle' rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s ‘Summer in a Bottle’ rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Now that spring has sprung, local farmer’s markets, restaurants, hotels and shops are opening at a breakneck speed.

Here is a list of East End businesses that have recently reopened or will open soon, along with the return of one of the season’s most-anticipated rosés.

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11/05/15 6:06am
Miloski's Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have turkeys for sale starting Nov. 22. Call for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Miloski’s Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have Thanksgiving turkeys for sale starting Saturday, Nov. 21. Call 631-727-0239 for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Perhaps you fancy yourself a skilled and diligent home chef and are a planning an elaborate homemade Thanksgiving feast worthy of a Martha Stewart Living spread, or at the very least, a Pinterest pin.

If so, this post isn’t for you. (more…)

10/26/15 6:00am
Rosa Ross of Scrmshaw in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Rosa Ross of Scrmshaw in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

A food truck with a focus on dumplings will roll into town this spring, if all goes according to plan for Rosa Ross of Scrimshaw.

And you can get a taste of the truck’s offering at an upcoming wine and Chinese food pairing dinner at Scrimshaw at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

“They’re always a best seller,” Ross said of her dumplings, which include pork shumai, chicken and vegetable varieties. “That’s the menu item we sell the most of.” (more…)

03/17/14 12:42pm

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Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter, which means you “like,” “follow,” “pin” or “join” to enter to win. To increase your odds, re-tweet the giveaway and earn double the entries. We welcome our newest partner, Scrimshaw Restaurant. (more…)

01/27/14 12:00pm
Chef Rosa de Carvalho Ross inside the dining room of her restaurant, Scrimshaw in Greenport.

Chef Rosa de Carvalho Ross inside the dining room of her restaurant, Scrimshaw in Greenport. Photos by Katharine Schroeder.

Greenport Chef Rosa de Carvalho Ross was an expert in fusion cooking before the expression even existed. Now designating a popular culinary approach, fusion is a general term for a cooking style that melds different regional or sub-regional culinary traditions into a single eating experience. (more…)