02/24/14 1:01pm
Bartender Zach Leffert of Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo and bartenders Ian Pfister and Tom Corcoran of tRP mixed about 10 options  contending to be the "Bottoms Up" cocktail. (Carrie Miller Photo)

Bartender Zach Leffert of Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo and bartenders Ian Pfister and Tom Corcoran of The Riverhead Project mixed about 10 options contending to be the “Bottoms Up” cocktail. (Carrie Miller Photo)

The Academy Awards aren’t just a night of style and class for celebrities anymore. The Riverhead Project is out to prove that this Sunday, while also raising money and awareness for a good cause.  (more…)

11/10/13 12:30pm
north fork harvest vineyard

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

An extraordinarily dry September and October brought the East End’s wine grape harvest to an early close, with all but cabernet sauvignon and a few lagging varieties harvested by mid-October, almost three weeks sooner than usual. There was a flurry of picking (with calls from vineyard to vineyard for extra harvest crew); many a late night was spent monitoring presses that had to run without the usual hiatus between varieties — but no one complains when the fruit is so finely and fully ripe. There’s always dark November to catch up on sleep. Besides, when fruit comes off the vine before the leaves are killed by frost, the plants will accumulate more sugar (nature’s antifreeze) in their hardening canes. (more…)

09/24/13 1:48pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | (from left to right) Kareem, Nabeel, Ursula, Charles and Salim Massoud hold bottles of Paumanok wine in their vineyard.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | (from left to right) Kareem, Nabeel, Ursula, Charles and Salim Massoud hold bottles of Paumanok wine in their vineyard.

Paumanok Vineyards will hold a 30th Anniversary Celebration dinner at the winery on Saturday Sept. 28.

Several premier chefs will participate including Tom Schaudel who will be the maestro of the culinary team and will be assisted by North Fork pioneer John Ross. Joining the culinary fun will be Christian Mir from Stone Creek Inn, Todd Jacobs from Fresh, Robert Rizutto from NYIT, Aldo Maiorana from by Aldo, Douglas Gulija from The Plaza Café, Michael Meehan from H2O, John Montgomery from Sea Levels and Matt Kar from Jamesport Manor Inn. Gerry Hayden will provide a sous chef from the North Fork Table & Inn. (more…)

09/10/13 10:30am

north fork gluten free restaurants

“Do you carry gluten-free products?” It’s a question more and more food establishments are hearing these days. Restaurants and health food stores across the North Fork say gluten-free foods are in high demand. And while most people know gluten-free eaters have to skip creamy pasta dishes and fluffy white bread, most don’t know just how tough it can be to follow a gluten-free diet. (more…)