If you’re on the search for a way to show your love this Valentine’s Day, the North Fork has plenty of wineries and restaurants offering dining, to-go and even virtual packages for the holiday weekend. Savor on the sweet nectar of love while enjoying some local sips and bites at these events and experiences.
V-Day Prix Fixe at the Preston House
For all of Valentine’s Day weekend, the Preston House has a four course prix fixe menu for $98 per person with an optional wine pairing. Course options include a roasted bone marrow and black truffle beef carpaccio, crispy salmon with kohlrabi, champagne chicken and caviar and white chocolate pavlova. To see the full menu options and make a reservation, head to their website.
For a little something extra on top of a wine tasting, two North Fork wineries are bringing cupcakes to the party. Paumanok Vineyards is pairing up with SweetFancyLI with three semi-savory cupcakes paired with a flight of Blanc de Blancs, Rosé and Grand Vintage Merlot. Sparkling Pointe is bringing a little extra sparkle to the day with three types of bubbly paired with a dozen mini cupcakes, and they even have the tasting available for take out.
A dinner for all at Bistro 72
Over in Riverhead, Bistro 72 has a full prix fixe meal on the menu for this Valentine’s Day at $59 a person. Three courses feature appetizers like calamari, entrees including rack of lamb and sea scallops and desserts like tiramisu and three chocolate coppa.
A chocolate and wine gift box from Pindar Vineyards
Pindar Vineyards is teaming up with Long Island in a Box to create the perfect Valentine’s Day gift box. An assortment of chocolate made on the North Fork and beyond (think chocolate bars from North Fork Chocolate Company, Fudge from Kerri’s Kandies, chocolate covered pretzels and more) pair perfectly with the 2014 Cabernet Port from Pindar. Pre-order these gift boxes by February 4 for $76.99 plus shipping.
Virtual wine and cheese tasting at Suhru Wines
If you’re searching for something special to do at home, Suhru Wines has a tasting just for you. On Sunday, February 14 at 5:30, they are having a virtual wine and cheese pairing. Order by February 5 for delivery and enjoy a selection of decadent selections from the Cheese Grotto paired with Suhru’s Sparkling Brut and Merlot.
A complete feast with Mattitaco
Start out with a fall harvest corn chowder with blackened prawns. Then, get your hands on the oysters Rockefeller next, made with Harvest Moon oysters and stuffed with local spinach and bacon. And finish it off with a choice of chicken or wild mushroom in a house-made mole sauce. For $120, this meal for two comes with one bottle of Suhru wine plus a brew from North Fork Brewing Company paired with each course. Pick up at Suhru, Mattitaco or North Fork Brewing company.
The “Love is on the North Fork” package includes a romantic two night stay in a waterfront room, a bottle of sparkling wine and $150 dining credit for the Halyard, which can be used to dine-in, take out, for room service or towards the cocktail class and four course prix fixe dinner. You can even take things up a notch by booking the hot tub suite which has two bedrooms and a wood-fired cedar hot tub with waterfront views.