11/15/16 6:01am
Stay at the Ram's head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

Stay at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is gone and the off-season is officially upon us.

Many hotels offer special deals to entice visitors to the North Fork during the fall. Here are three of them. (more…)

04/07/16 3:10pm
A ripening vineyard don the North Fork. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

A ripening vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

It appears that Vogue’s fashionistas have a soft spot for the East End.

An article posted on the magazine’s website April 4 titled “7 Great Island Vacations — No Passport Required” extols the virtues of eastern Long Island  — especially those of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

07/30/15 11:16am
Chilled tomato soup with fenugreek, zucchini & goat cheese ricotta (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Chilled tomato soup with fenugreek, zucchini & goat cheese ricotta
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Wish there was a great Indian restaurant in Greenport? While that may not be a reality just yet, Cuvée Restaurant recently held a night of gastronomic surprises when it hosted a pop-up Indian dinner with Mumbai chef Rahul Akerkar.

Akerkar is founder of the Mumbai-based restaurant group Indigo, whose restaurants are known for blending western cuisine with traditional Indian flavors and spices. The public was invited to this special evening and enthusiastically came with an adventurous palate.

“I would say half of the customers have been to India, half are people planning to go,” explained Cuvée chef and owner Deborah Pittorino. “They’re excited about experiencing the flavors. These are intense flavors and every mouthful is a burst of something exotic, completely different and has nothing to do with any Indian food they would have had in New York.”

Here were some of the highlights from the evening. (more…)

07/16/15 11:34am
(Credit: Cuvée)

(Credit: Cuvée)

Dining out on the North Fork is usually a special experience, though it’s less frequently exotic.

But now Cuvée Restaurant at the Greenporter Hotel wants to whisk you away to India for an evening of culinary discoveries from the east.

On Thursday, July 23 Cuvée will host a one-night only pop-up dinner with Mumbai-based chef Rahul Akerkar. (more…)