03/30/16 6:04am
Credit: Randee Daddona

Credit: Randee Daddona

Below is American Beech executive chef Arielle Ferrara’s recipe for crispy-skinned bass with mussels and lemon grass-ginger broth.

She recommends pairing the dish with McCall Wines 2014 Sauvignon Blanc.

“It’s light and crisp and slightly fruity,” Ferrara said. “The fish is also light and fresh. The wine isn’t going to mask the flavor of the dish, but it’s going to bring out the natural sweetness of the coconut and lemon grass.” (more…)

03/25/16 6:01am
Arielle Ferrara, chef at American Beech in Greenport

Arielle Ferrara, chef at American Beech in Greenport. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

She possesses the culinary chops to prepare highly elaborate meals, but Arielle Ferrara’s go-to dinner of peanut butter and jelly, enjoyed on rare evenings off at her Greenport apartment, requires little effort.

“I keep it very basic,” the 31-year-old said with a laugh.

Less simple but just as hearty are Ferrara’s offerings at American Beech in Greenport, where she’s executive chef. The restaurant, located in the village’s Stirling Square, opened last summer and quickly earned a coveted “very good” rating from The New York Times. (more…)

04/08/15 11:01am
Dennis McDermott and Arielle Ferrara at The Riverhead Project in May 2014. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Dennis McDermott and Arielle Ferrara at The Riverhead Project in May 2014. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Arielle Ferrara, formerly the chef at The Riverhead Project, will helm the kitchen at the soon-to-open Greenport restaurant “American Beech,” northforker has learned.

She begins the new role on April 20. (more…)

06/15/14 9:05am
Dennis McDermott, Ann Trimble and chef Arielle Ferrara outside the Riverhead Project. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Dennis McDermott, Anne Trimble and chef Arielle Ferrara toast the new garden outside The Riverhead Project. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The mojitos at The Riverhead Project just got a little more refreshing and the sauces more savory following the unveiling of the eatery’s new working herb garden Saturday. (more…)