Enjoy local food, wine and holiday cheer when the Cutchogue Holiday House Tour returns Saturday, Dec. 3. This annual self-guided tour is a seasonal North Fork favorite.
“It’s a great way to introduce a more intimate experience on the North Fork,” said event organizer and Farmhouse B&B owner Joyce Barry.
This year’s tour comprises six stops, including four festive bed & breakfasts all decked out for the holidays. Those taking part include Fig & Olive B&B, North Fork Guest House, Sannino Vineyard B&B and The Farmhouse B&B. The tour will also make stops at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council and the historic New Suffolk Schoolhouse.
Northforker is a proud sponsor of this event.
“At each bed & breakfast there will be a celebrity chef who will be preparing their favorite food or tidbit,” Barry said. “That will then be paired with a North Fork winery.”
Wines from four vineyards — Bedell Cellars, Sannino Vineyards, Scarola Vineyards and Sparkling Pointe — will be served. Local celebrity chefs participating include John Ross (“The Poetry of Cooking”) and Peter Berley (“The North Fork Kitchen & Garden.”) Others are Kristi Macdonald, head chef at Bay Breeze Bistro, and Jon Lopristi of the Village Cheese Shop.
Gift shops will be set up at some of these stops, offering visitors the opportunity to buy from local merchants like The Crushed Olive, North Fork Brittle, North Fork Natural and Phoebe & Belle.
A new feature this year will include participation from local authors Eileen Duffy (“Behind the Bottle”), Marella Ostrowski, (“Water Towers of the North Fork”), Yvonne Lieblein (“Wheelhouse Cafe”) and Zac Studenroth (“Cutchogue, New Suffolk”).
“Each one of them will do a book signing and have their books available for sale,” Barry said.
Donations for Toys for Tots will be collected at select stops for North Fork families in need and a portion of the tour’s proceeds will be given to local charities.
“We do this every year for several reasons,” Barry said. “To raise money for charity, collect toys for the U.S. Marine Reserve and to introduce new businesses to the community.”
The Cutchogue Holiday House Tour will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their Facebook page or go to brownpapertickets.com.