Located at the end of Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach, Shell Beach extends for almost a mile into Shelter Island Sound.
It’s unique because it’s actually two very different beaches in the same place. (more…)
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Drink in views of Gardiner’s Creek as you sip your morning coffee. (more…)
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Originally built in 1888, this historic Shelter Island home used to be a carriage house for an old hotel, but is now the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine while staring at the water.
Isola — it’s the Italian word for “island,” and an entirely appropriate name for a new restaurant on Shelter Island specializing in new Italian cuisine. That, according to Seth Nathan, Isola’s executive chef, translates to sourcing the freshest ingredients to be found on the East End and infusing them with the flavors of the Mediterranean.
“We’re surrounded by water, so the menu is heavy on seafood, locally sourced ingredients and the comfortable, approachable — yet beautiful — environment,” he said. “The concept gives us creative license to expand beyond various regions of Italy and into other parts of the Mediterranean.”
When it comes to Italy, Nathan admits to being a big fan of Calabria in Sicily. The natural salinity of the food found there is something he appreciates, dishes like cleanly cooked fish served alongside great produce.
“I also like a little heat and Calabria peppers,” he said. “I realize that’s not everyone’s palate, so I’m not forcing it, but I offer it.” (more…)
What would you do if you only had 36 hours to spend on Shelter Island?
You definitely should grab a snack at Stars Café before heading to dinner at The Tavern. The next day you should hit up the Havens farmers’ market as well as Marie Eiffel Market. The following morning, be sure to take an early hike at Mashomack Preserve before brunch at Ram’s Head Inn. (more…)