Grapevines on the North Fork (Aug. 3, 2010)

Grapevines on the North Fork (Aug. 3, 2010) Credit: Randee Daddona

Expect the wine to be flowing and the French-Mediterranean cuisine to be ready next month at the long-awaited Comtesse Therese Bistro in Aquebogue.

The bistro was slated to be one of the major openings on the North Fork this summer. But delays mounted. The 19th century Main Road farmhouse where the eatery will be located has been going through the approval process and extensive renovation since late 2004. New timetable: mid-September.

Owner Theresa Dilworth produces wine from her Le Clos Therese vineyard, also in Aquebogue. The bistro, which will seat 28, plans to specialize in pairing food and wine. The chef is Arie Pavlou, whose Long Island resume includes the departed Coeur des Vignes in Southold.