09/02/15 3:39pm
Michael Affatato and Rosemary Batcheller outside The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Michael Affatato and Rosemary Batcheller outside The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A Love Lane staple that offers a taste of Europe in Long Island Wine Country will soon have a new owner.

The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck will officially change hands Sept. 15, when its original owner, Rosemary Batcheller, passes the store on to her friend Michael Affatato.

“The biggest question is, ‘Is it going to stay the same,’ ” Batcheller said during an interview at the shop. “And it is. But I think new eyes and new energy is never a bad thing.” (more…)

02/07/14 8:00am
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Winemaker Roman Roth (far right) gives a toast to the guests of last month's 'Stroll Down Love Lane' at aMano restaurant in Mattituck.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Winemaker Roman Roth (far right) gives a toast to the guests of last month’s ‘Stroll Down Love Lane’ at aMano restaurant in Mattituck.

When Robin McCarthy, senior sommelier and director of education at Roanoke Vineyards, emailed me last month asking if I wanted to join her and some friends Jan. 17 for a walking food tour in Mattituck called “Stroll Down Love Lane,” I was instantly intrigued.  (more…)

11/04/13 2:15pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce's Old Fashioned Street Fair is a family-friendly event scheduled for July 13.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

As part of the Taste North Fork promotion, Love Lane in Mattituck will be the site of Taste Love Lane festivities on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 9-10. Meet the Farmers Market as well as Meet the Merchants will help celebrate Veterans Day Weekend. Participating merchants will honor veterans by donating a portion of the weekend’s proceeds to the veterans organization Strongpoint Theinert House.

For more northforker.com coverage of Veterans Day Weekend events, click the Taste North Fork tag. (more…)