Highlights from Day 1 of Shellabration

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | The Frisky Oyster's offerings (from left) local clam fritter, Peconic Bay scallops and Oyster Friskafella.

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Clams, oysters and scallops, oh my!

The second annual Shellabration kicked off in Greenport Saturday with hundreds enjoying the North Fork’s beers, wines and all things shellfish. With all the village has to offer, it’s a good thing the Shellabration is a two-day event. Of the 13 participating restaurant, we checked out theses the four on Saturday (Photos below). The Shellabration continues today starting at noon. 

Cuvée

326 Front St, Greenport

(631) 477-0066

For Shellabration, Cuvee teamed up with Raphael winery for an indulgent wine pairing with your choice of pasta, oysters, clam chowder and more. Of all the tasty offerings, the oysters are a must. The restaurant is also open for a full service brunch, lunch and dinner throughout the weekend.

Front Street Station

212 Front St, Greenport

(631) 333-2050

Palmer Vineyards joined with Front Street Station for Shellabration. Front Street Station, known for its low-key vibe and delicious comfortable foods, served up several options for Shellabrationers. Of them all, the stuffed deviled eggs are worth the splurge. In addition to the special menu, the restaurant offers a full bar and a full menu for those who want more than just a tasting.

The Salamander General Store

38 Front St, Greenport

(631) 477-3711

Scallops were all the rage at Salamander’s. The café served up a hardy plate of Peconic Bay Scallops topped with a coconut and lemon leak sauce, along with a North Fork wine pairing. The restaurant is also offering its regular menu, including its famed fried chicken.

Noah’s

136 Front St, Greenport

(631) 477-6720

Last but not least on Saturday’s itinerary was Noah’s. As could be expected, the bar and restaurant took their three offerings of barbequed scallops, clams topped with corn and glaze and its tempting scallop dishes to another level. Teaming with Bedell Cellars, each option was perfectly paired, although you can mix and match as you please. The Shellabration specials are only served at the bar, but the full menu is available if you decide to grab a table.

And there’s more to come! 

Shellabration continues Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

A $15 donation nets visitors wristbands for the two-day food festival, and lets attendees join in a beer tasting and a shellfish sampler from the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training at Cornell Cooperative Extension, a program that encourages locals to grow shellfish.

The donations will be split 50-50 between Southold Project in Aquaculture Training and the Greenport Rotary, which took over managing the event this year.

For more information about Shellabration, including how to purchase wristbands in advance, visit shellabration.li. Wristbands can be picked up at the East End Seaport Museum on Third Street next to the Shelter Island Ferry dock.