The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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The Library Cafe in Farmingdale is featuring a wine tour package, which is available every Saturday and Sunday this summer, but only with reservations. The cost of the package is $90 a person (plus tax and gratuities) and includes round-trip transportation to three North Fork vineyards — Baiting Hollow, Lenz and Pellegrini — with a wine tasting at each, followed by dinner back at the restaurant.
Pickup...Read more »
Hamptons Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, with three-course dinners at more than 50 establishments going for $19.95 or $27.95.
The prices are good all week, but only until 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The promotion goes Sunday to Sunday, April 7 to April 14.
North Fork restaurants also are taking part in the event.
Notable participants include Almond in Bridgehampton, The Bell...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 »
Gerry Hayden, partner in The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, is a finalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards for best chef in the northeast.
It's the second straight year that Hayden is a finalist. No Long Island chef has ever won a Beard Award.
Hayden, who's battling Lou Gehrig's disease, no longer is the day-to-day chef at the four-star restaurant.
He has been a semifinalist...Read more »
Last week, I attended a “pop-up” dinner cooked by Keith Luce, formerly of Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport and a Newsday All-Star chef. Pop-ups are pre-booked, one-night-only events that usually take place in restaurant spaces that are in between tenants. In the case of Luce’s dinner on Wednesday, the venue was Love Lane Kitchen, the Mattituck restaurant that is only open for dinner Friday...Read more »