September 19, 2010 admin

Long Island will be celebrating Harvest – First Annual Wine Auction & Celebration Friday, September 24 and 25.  Harvest benefits East End Hospice and Peconic Land Trust.  This is sure to be one fabulous fall weekend!  Top restaurants and wineries from the North Fork will be assisting in the celebration!  The North Fork Table and Inn, Noah’s and the Frisky Oyster are just a few of the participating restaurants.  Support the Long Island wine region, and the people and land that make it special!
It all starts on Friday with 10 mile dinners from 7-11 P.M.  This will consist of ten exclusive dinners at private locations, each hosted by a leading East End winemaker and chef.  Saturday will bring educational programs spanning winemaking and tasting, cooking, and sensory explorations held at The Wine Salon and other wineries on the East End.   This will be followed by the Festival Tasting of Long Island’s Bounty from 4-7:30 P.M. at the Wolfer Estate.  There will be a Grand tasting of Long Island wines and include small local, seasonal dishes prepared by East End chefs partnered with farmers and food artisans.  Also included will be a silent auction of regional treasures.  The evening closes with a Gala Dinner and Live Auction of Long Island Wines from 7-11 P.M.  This will feature a farm to table dinner at Wolfer Estate created by East End chefs Keith Luce, Gerry Hayden, and Claudia Fleming.  Music, dancing, and a live auction will also be enjoyed.  The auction of wines will be led by both Morel & Company and Zachy’s. 
This is going to be a great start to a new tradition!  Call (631) 477-6207 for more information.



September 13, 2010 admin

The historic nautical village of Greenport is famous for its fine art and craft galleries and enjoying the monthly Gallery Walk is a wonderful way to enjoy an evening.  Whether your passion is painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, ceramics, book arts, drawings, custom murals, art furniture, or unique collectibles you will find it on the North Fork or Long Island.  The Greenport galleries are as diverse as the village itself and work with a wide variety of established and emerging local artists.
The Gallery Walks are scheduled for the third Saturday of the month and remaining walks are scheduled for September 18, October 16, and November 20.  The doors are open between 6-9 P.M. for an evening of gallery hopping.  They offer a variety of gallery talks and refreshments and the variety of art is just exquisite.  Participating galleries include DeCordova Studio & Gallery, Knotted Dreams, Clarke’s Garden; Gallery M, Claw Flowers, the South Street Gallery & Framers, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Winter Harbor Gallery, Fiedler Gallery, Verbena, Greenport Art & Design, Terrence Joyce’s Dockside Gallery, John Jude Glass Gallery, Studio East Gallery, Noah’s Restaurant, and Sacred Sweets!
Even if you can’t make the dates for the remaining Gallery Walks, most of the galleries are open year around and you are always welcome to join us at the Arbor View Bed & Breakfast!



September 7, 2010 admin

The fourth annual North Fork Foodie Tour will be happening on Long Island’s North Fork on Sunday, September 12 from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.  The North Fork Foodie Tour is sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue and offers access to culinary experiences which are not usually available to the public.  The tour is self guided, but tickets must be purchased in advance.  There are more than a dozen venues to visit and no matter where you choose to start the tour, you will receive a map and detailed instructions for planning your day.
Highlights will include a visit to new bakery in Greenport called Scared Sweets where owner Miche Bacher will lecture on, and demonstrate, the art of confection.  Also in Greenport, Pipes Cove Oysters visitors will be able to learn how shellfish are grown, harvested, and shucked.  Meet the winemakers at Shinn Estate Vineyards in Matticuck, Long Island’s only organic winery.  North Fork Egg Farm in Southold features free-range hens which grave on unfertilized pastureland.  Guests will be able to gather their own eggs and meet various breeds of chickens.  At Krupski’s Vegetable and Pumpkin Farm in Peconic, visitors will learn how this family farm has thrived by changing its focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of retail crops.
If that isn’t enough, there will be programs at Satur Farms in Churchogue, Catapano Goat Dairy in Peconic, Sang Lee Farms in Peconic, Ty Lloyd Egg Farm in Northville, Lavender by the Bay in East Marion, Taste of the North Fork in Peconic and Koppert Cress micro-greens in Peconic.  John Ross, cookbook author and “father of North Fork cuisine” and Tom Schaudel, chef-owner of A Mano in Mattituck, will also be on hand.
The tour costs $25 per person and tickets are available at Gallery M in Greenport, Complement the Chef in Southold, Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery in Mattituck and Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead.  You can also purchase then on-line at northforkreformsynagogue.org.
Happy eating!


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