Stone Creek Inn is a gem off the beaten path in East Quogue. (Credit: David Benthal)
Food has been Christian Mir’s destiny since he was born.
Mir is the executive chef and co-owner — along with his wife, Elaine DiGiacomo — of Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue, where the food is upscale and exquisite, and the ambiance is sophisticated, but cozy and without pretension. (more…)
When it comes to hosting a cocktail party, the latter is the operative word. The host shouldn’t be stuck in the kitchen while others revel in delicious bites and good company. The trick to throwing a stress-free holiday cocktail party is creating a menu of hors d’oeuvres that can be easily made ahead of time, leaving only an hour or two of prep on the day of your event. This tried-and-true trick will save you time and frustration, according to the pros at Grace & Grit.
When most people think about pine in December, Christmas trees come to mind. But for chef Taylor Knapp, the thought turns his mind to his next menu item. Eastern white pine — which is plentiful on Long Island this season — is a go-to winter ingredient at the chef’s popular PawPaw Pop-Up. (more…)