Once school is out for the summer, even the most dedicated after-school farmer will turn to sugary popsicles and video games in the comfort of an air-conditioned living room if left to his or her own devices. The good news is parents looking to avoid this now have a plethora of summer camps geared toward food, cooking and farming to choose from.
As the weekend officially begins with a bout of chilly grey weather, we thought we’d pass on an icewine and cider cocktail recipe Zavatto sent us from Nick Venditti at Frankly Wines on West Broadway, which he created using Finger Lakes spirits for NY Drinks NY week. Says Zavatto: “I’d never in a million years have thought that icewine and gin would be so, so pretty together, but holy cow–DELICIOUS! And very dangerous.”
Yesterday was the big NY Drinks NY tasting at the Astor Center, and it was so cool to see that it sold out. But after a recent trek I took to the Finger Lakes, I’m not that surprised.
Along with mouth-watering food displays, festive red lanterns made in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture and cherry blossoms suspended in ice decorated Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall last night, as part of the gala to kick off Japan Week.
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.
Even as the November/December issue of Edible Manhattan starts to hit the streets, we still can’t stop thinking about our travel issue, especially the article contributor St. John Frizell filed on Austria. He followed Manhattan chef Kurt Gutenbrunner on a trip to his homeland near Vienna, where the pair ate, drank and made their way to farms and fields in the Austrian countryside. If you happen to be inspired by the story to make the trip to Vienna, we recommend the beautiful boutique hotel filled with contemporary art where our writer laid his weary head (and full belly) each night.
Edible is best known as a champion of local foods, and rightly so. We’re farmers market addicts, altogether obsessed with meeting the people who…
This Cooperstown farm’s creamery crop is served with waffles and sausage at their on-site B&B
The Manhattan-headquartered adventure outfit partners with National Geographic to produce the kinds of experiences you read about in their pages
Edible Escape will be a delectable bash brimming with booze and bites that will transport your taste buds to distant lands—all without leaving the city
Come not just for the waves, but for the schools of wahoo and mahi-mahi that run just off the shore.
Retreat, eat, repeat