08/09/14 10:51am
Kyle Strong-Romeo, sous chef at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn plates bluesih with peach relish. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Kyle Strong-Romeo, sous chef at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, plates bluefish with peach relish at the “Seafood Throwdown” at Grown on Long Island Day at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

How do you take the musty-smelling, sharp-toothed bluefish and make it palatable for the masses?

It helps if you have a quartet of talented North Fork chefs on hand and a whole lot of olive oil for poaching. (more…)

04/13/13 6:50pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN WATSON, PRESS NEWS GROUP | Harvest East End was well attended on the North Fork in 2012 (above). This year the event moves to the North Fork for the first time.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN WATSON, PRESS NEWS GROUP | Harvest East End was well attended on the North Fork in 2012 (above). This year the event moves to the North Fork for the first time.

It’s been 40 years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted the first vinifera vines on the North Fork, founding Hargrave Vineyard in Cutchogue.

Fast-forward to today: Long Island Wine Country boasts more than 60 wineries and has been named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013 — placing the region in the company of destinations like Rioja, Spain, which has over 600 wineries. (more…)

10/24/12 6:42pm

GIANNA VOLPE FILEPHOTO | Workers set up bird netting on a block of cabernet franc at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck in August.

Long Island’s wine region is one of the best in the country, according to TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of the United States’ top 10 wine destinations.

Sonoma and Napa valleys in California hold the top two slots, respectively, with Long Island trailing just behind Oregon’s Willamette Valley in third place and New York’s Finger Lakes region in fourth. (more…)