12/08/18 5:56am

What’s a better gift than brunch at Love Lane Kitchen? (Credit: David Benthal)

Which is more of a cooking day in your home: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? 

For some folks, cooking on Christmas means steering clear of the kitchen the night before, especially for weekenders and holiday vacationers who’d rather get into town and find a good place to eat.

Whether you’re in the mood for traditional seafood or a festive holiday brunch, these five North Fork restaurants are serving Christmas Eve menus that will suit a variety of fancies. (more…)

12/07/18 6:00am

Jessica Melendez’s Bourbon Caramel Pine Nut Tart. (Credit: David Benthal)

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked desserts filling the air during the holidays that invokes a Norman Rockwell type of nostalgia. The seasonal aromas and comforting bites are best enjoyed when shared. Whether you’re a professional chef or an at-home cook, the desire to create holiday desserts that wow guests is universal. 

We asked three North Fork chefs to reveal their go-to holiday dessert recipes that are easy to make at home and leave a lasting impression on guests. Save these recipes; you’ll want them for next year, too.  (more…)

12/01/18 5:45am

Inside Premium Wine Group in Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The pumpkin-picking throngs have subsided. The turkey and stuffing have been eaten (a lot of it, in my case) with some really good wines and we’re squarely in Peconic Bay scallop season. It’s a good time of year — and a good time to check in on this year’s red wine grape harvest. (more…)