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Valentine's Day is big at restaurants on Long Island and almost everywhere else. Here are some that are offering specials for the festivities, especially for dessert.
After the Chateaubriand or steamed lobster for two, decide among the Valrhona chocolate bombe, vanilla cheesecake, mocha creme brulee, or chocolate-covered strawberries at View in Oakdale.
After the coriander-crusted pork...Read more »
This weekend, it will be time to Taste North Fork.
The promotion includes a free North Fork shuttle via Hampton Jitney with stops in Riverhead, Jamesport, Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold and Greenport. The Cross Sound Ferry and the Long Island Rail Road are offering extended schedules.
Twenty wineries and vineyards plus restaurants, inns and hotels are participating in the event, which...Read more »
Noah's, the three-star seafood restaurant in Greenport, hosts a tasting dinner paired with Bedell Cellars' wines on Sunday.
The cost of the Sept. 29 dinner is $75 per person. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. in a private dining room.
Chef Noah Schwartz's menu includes curried local carrot-apple-ginger soup, butternut squash gnocchi, seared pepper-crusted Montauk tuna, red-wine braised...Read more »
It used to be the pride of a gourmet market was how far-flung were its wares — caviar from the Caspian, cheese from the Pyrenees. But the trend nowadays is to source locally. C.J. Gourmet doesn’t draw from quite as small a circle as Taste of the North Fork (which recently relocated from Peconic to Southold); the Greenport store, which opened in May, sells candy, coffee, beverages, condiments, granola,...Read more »
Keith Luce, former chef-partner at Jedediah Hawkins House in Jamesport, has launched his new venture: a multi-venue compound at Stirling Square in Greenport.
“The Square” is anchored by Main, which takes over the former North Fork Oyster Company and retains that restaurant’s oyster-centric menu. There will be about a dozen oysters every day, from both the East and West Coasts as well as Europe....Read more »
Cavaniola’s, Sag Harbor’s specialty market, has opened a satellite location inside Vines & Branches, the olive oil and balsamic emporium on Main Street in Greenport.
Michael and Tracey Cavaniola preside over a little gastronomic empire that also includes a cheese store, takeout shop and wine cellar in Sag Harbor and a Manhattan branch in TriBeCa. The Greenport store opened on April 10.
Tracey...Read more »
Keith Luce, who built his local reputation at the departed restaurant Luce & Hawkins at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport, now plans to overhaul the North Fork Oyster Company and its surrounding buildings in Greenport.
His holding company, North Fork Hospitality, bought the Greenport restaurant and the Stirling Square buildings around it on Friday. The long-term goal is to create a...Read more »
Lucharito’s, a Mexican restaurant with a “luchidor” (Mexican wrestler) theme, came into being this past December. As owner Mark LaMaina tells it, the place was born after his previous enterprise, Butta Cakes — a cupcake cafe with breakfast, lunch and, on weekends, dinner — was virtually destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
The new incarnation features table service as well as a beer and wine menu....Read more »
On the cusp of Super Bowl week and the generous serving of hype, get a head start. These restaurants will brace you for the big game. San Francisco and Baltimore meet in New Orleans on Feb. 3. Start eating.
Big Daddy's in Massapequa kicks in with a taste of New Orleans. The andouille sausage-and-chicken gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish any style, bring the Big Easy north. And you can slide over...Read more »
On Dec. 8 and 9, Greenport will be celebrating the stellar seafood of the Peconic Bay in a “Shellabration” restaurant walk. Eleven of the town’s best eateries — Biere, First and South, North Fork Oyster Co., Noah’s, Scrimshaw among them — will be participating, as well as vineyards including One Woman Wines, Paumanok and Shinn Estate. Click here for the full list.
Here’s how it works: Report...Read more »