This weekend is the East End’s annual Shellabration of all the Peconic Bay’s delicious bounty–scallops, oysters, and clams. Fourteen restaurants will offer $5 tapas-sized plates of shellfish treats, paired with local wines for $3. While all of the restaurants are top notch, of special note are Noah’s, which was the only North Fork restaurant to make Newsday’s 2013 list of top seafood restaurants on Long Island, and First and South, which will cap off Shellabration Saturday with a late night Prohibition Party in honor of the 80th anniversary of alcohol’s legalization. All of the food and wine specials are on offer Saturday and Sunday from noon to five. A list of restaurants and their matching vineyards is here. In addition, local merchants will stay open late. You can sample mulled wine, cookies and gifts as you stroll the vilage shops. Details here.
Support the continuing restoration of Peconic Bay by buying a wristband. ($15/one, discounts for multiple bands.) Profits go to the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT) and the Greenport Rotary Club. Your wristband entitles you to a free glass of Greenport Harbor Ale, and a SPAT sponsored raw bar tasting of Peconic Bay Scallops, Clams and Oysters.
Shorecrest is conveniently located on the cusp of Greenport Village, just five minutes from the festivities downtown. And yet we’re just far enough away that the revelry cannot pierce our peaceful, quiet comforts. In honor of this terrific festival, I will give you two free wristbands–for the raw bar and ale–if you stay with me at Shorecrest two nights, or stay three nights at any of our rental houses.