Come May 29th, we’ll be sipping award-winning Long Island wines and feasting on some of the finest fare in Brooklyn (and Manhattan). Here are just a few things we’ll be tasting.
Once again the wineries, chefs and artists of eastern Long Island is thinking of you and what you’re going to do in the depths of winter. For the next five weekends the East End–and a few points closer to home–are throwing Winterfest, a collaborative,cross-cultural effort to lure you out East. Sure, the Hudson Valley has those foothills, but this semi-agrarian vacation-land is just a short trip up the LIE or the LIRR. Why not spend a chilly day warming up with local wine? Snuggle up in front of a crackling fireplace at a quiet Hamptons bed-and-breakfast? Listen to jazz with a view of the vineyards, or find some great deals on true farm-to-table restaurant meals? That’s Winterfest in a nutshell.
Prospective winos — or those in search of easy-drinking gifts — will be happy to know that the New Amsterdam Market will be awash in New York vintners (more than 30!) this Sunday. That’s December 5th: We know it’s hard to believe, but that’s actually this weekend! Hosted by the New York State Wine andContinue Reading
Thanks to our Eat Drink Local Week restaurant partners, this week you can find Riesling at DB Bistro Moderne with a seafood “vol-au-vent” with vegetables jardiniere. The North Fork Table and Inn’s $68 kick-off menu will have a Catapano yogurt panna cotta with red wine-poached figs and Concord grape syrup paired with a 2007 RieslingContinue Reading
The Beverage Providers: New York wineries. Who They Are: So far in our Eat Drink Local week profiles you’ve read mostly about our restaurant partners — but just as every good meal demands something for washing it down, we are also proud to announce our winery partners, who hail from Long Island, the Hudson ValleyContinue Reading
The Party: Long Island’s first wine auction and two-day Harvest East End festival. What it’s For: About a year ago, winemaker Roman Roth told me — over a glass of gewürztraminer — that he was thinking about proposing Long Island’s first wine auction. These sorts of symbolic events can be important milestones for wine regionsContinue Reading
Speaking of winemakers, did you know that this country’s oldest continually operated winery is just 60 miles north of the city? (Actually readers of Edible Brooklyn might: It was covered it back in the fall of 2007 in a story on the Hudson Valley wine region.) It’s called Brotherhood Winery, established complete with castle-like undergroundContinue Reading
The Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich, Long Island wine pioneer and new winemaker at Bedell Cellars What He Does: This summer Richard Olsen-Harbich was appointed winemaker of Bedell Cellars, a long-time leading winery of the North Fork of Long Island, which with its sister, Corey Creek Vineyards, produces nearly 10,000 cases a year. (Side note for artsyContinue Reading