04/09/13 4:10pm
Lieb, Craft restaurants

GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Lieb Cellars director of sales John Morales (from left), advertising consultant Peter Pace and owner Mark Lieb in front of the the Cutchogue tasting room.

A New York-based investment company has purchased both the Lieb Cellars vineyard and winery in Cutchogue and the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck for an undisclosed amount, the winery announced March 28.

Southport Lane, a private equity firm, is combining the two businesses into company. Mark Lieb, who founded Lieb Cellars and co-founded the Premium Wine Group, which makes wines for vineyards without production facilities, will serve as chairman of the board of the new company. (more…)

03/19/13 4:31pm

GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Gerry Hayden outside North Fork Table & Inn, where he works as chef and co-owner.

For the third consecutive year, Gerry Hayden, chef and co-owner of North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, is a finalist for a James Beard award, one of the most prestigious honors in the culinary world, in the best chef in the Northeastern U.S. category.

Mr. Hayden is one of five finalists in the region covering New York and all six New England States. He’s up against Jamie Bissonnette of the Coppa Restaurant in Boston, Joanne Chang of the Flour Bakery & Cafe, also in Boston; Melissa Kelly of Primo, Rockland, Maine and Barry Maiden of the Hungry Mother is Cambridge, MA. (more…)