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Restaurant week comes to the North Fork

Here is a shot of the interior of the restaurant, every table has a water view.

Here is a shot of the interior of the restaurant, every table has a water view.

Spring restaurant week is April 27- May 4 this year, and if you have ever participated in restaurant week, you know it’s a great way to try out new places or get the best value from the places you already love. And to make the week an even better value, I am offering (insert some sort of special here) AND the NFBBA discount card with gives you discounts a local wineries and merchants, as well as local restaurants.

So far this year, the restaurants that are participating are: A Lure Chowder House & Oysteria  in Southold; aMano Osteria and Bar in Mattituck, Jamesport Manor Inn* and Jedediah Hawkins Inn* in Jamesport; Noah’s*  in Greenport; North Fork Table & Inn* in Southold; and   Touch of Venice in Cutchogue. All of these are great places to eat and will be offering a $27.95p.p. 3-Course prix fixe menu for the 8 day week. You can make an online reservation through open table http://www.opentable.com at the restaurants marked *.

For more information on the week go to the Long Island Restaurant Week website https://www.longislandrestaurantweek.com . Put in East End in the find a restaurant section to see if any new places have been added at the last minute.

So, if you have been picking up on the North Fork Wine Country buzz and have wanted to check it out, but didn’t want to make the financial commitment, this is a great way to explore. A word of warning: you might get hooked! Here are a few pictures of A Lure, one of our favorites just a quick 2.4 mile, four minute drive from Shorecrest.

 

  And here is the breath taking view of the marina the restaurant overlooks. Don’t you wish you were here?


And here is the breath taking view of the marina the restaurant overlooks.
Don’t you wish you were here?

Autumn Events on the North Fork of Long Island

We are sad to say summer is over but extremely excited about the Fall! This is the season for apple picking, warm cider, pumpkins, squash dishes, light jackets, Cabernet Franc & many other fall must-haves. The summer traffic has died down a bit. The weather is comfortable and relaxing. This may be the best season to visit the North Fork. We have compiled a list of upcoming events for September & October and these are some festivities you do not want to miss.

Maritime Poster 2013 CroppedThe Maritime Festival – Greenport – September 21st & 22nd

The Greenport Village’s Three-Day Long Waterside Maritime Festival Serves To Highlight And Showcase Greenport’s Maritime Culture And History. There Will Be Activities And Events Centered Around This Rich History; With Demonstrations, Crafts And Educational Exhibits And, Of Course, Walking Access To Our Beautiful Downtown Shops, Restaurants And Commercial Facilities In A Festival-Like Atmosphere.

Pour The Core – Hard Cider Fest – October 5th
Peconic Bay Winery - http://www.pourthecore.com/longisland

2nd Annual Greenport Oyster Festival – October 13th 12-6pm

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
234 Carpenter Street, Greenport • (631) 477-0248
Local oyster farmers and suppliers will be serving the freshest, tastiest bivalves on the East End. Tour Greenport Harbor Brewery, lift a mug, and sample some of the newest beer releases from their brewery. Fun, food, and music in our historic maritime village.

Riverhead Country Fair - October 13 – October 13, 10am-5pm
Downtown Riverhead
slide07Main Street along Peconic River, Riverhead • (631) 727-3200
More than 400 crafts vendors, live entertainment, agriculture, homemaking and needlecraft competitions, vegetable-decorating contest, carnival rides and activities, folk music, arts, farm animals, pony rides, food, local produce, tractor pulls.

North Fork Area Updates & Upcoming Events

We wanted to keep our guests informed about some of the new places popping up on the North Fork. The summer season brings the North fork to life. Here are some big updates & upcoming events.

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 Kontokosta Winery: Kontokosta is Greenport’s first winery and the only winery on the North Fork that is actually on the Sound. You can see the Sound from the tasting room. If you feel so inclined you can even walk to the endge of the bluff and look out onto the beach and the Sound. It is trully a relaxing and beautiful way to drink wine. We are so happy to welcome them to the North Fork. Aside the the view the entire building is made from repurposed materials and runs on wind power!

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Shelter Island BBQ @ The Pridwin: Every Wednesday night until Labor Day the Pridwin hosts a BBQ Cookout like no other. They feature live music and an all-you-can-eat cookout menu. You can take the Shelter Island Ferry over or go by boat because they have dock space but it is first come, first serve. If you plan on going just call ahead so there’s enough food for everyone! (631-749-0476)

 

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Moonlight Mondays & Twilight Tuesdays @ Corey Creek Vineyard: It’s a great feeling when you don’t have to leave the vineyard at 5PM or you can actually stop by a vineyard after work. Corey Creek Winery offers two late nights during the week of great food & Live music til’ 9PM. They have a BBQ by Custom Caterers on Monday and a rotating food truck on Tuesdays.

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Provisons + Ingredients & The Winemaker’s Studio: This little shop is a must visit located next to The Winemaker’s Studio (also a must visit). Stock up on locally grown foods, meats & cheeses to take home with you. After you’re done stocking up for the summer wander next door to The Winemaker’s Studio by Anthony Nappa Wines and try out some exquisite local wines created by local winemakers & vineyards.

 

Fireworks on the North Fork and South Fork of Long Island

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Hello friends! The 4th of July is this Thursday and we know everyone is asking themselves the same question…where can we see fireworks? We have the answer for you! Let’s all say Thanks to the North Fork Promotional Council which put together this wonderful list of all the locations to see fireworks this Fourth of July.

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4th of July on the North Fork of Long Island

The 4th of July weekend calls for a perfect getaway to the North Fork.

Rent one of our studios or houses for the entire week and lounge at our two private beaches. Our lighthouse cottage is still available for that weekend! Check out the calendar for other availabilities, they’re filling up fast so hurry! After spending some time on the beach you should head over to the wineries. Many of the vineyards will have live music on 4th of  July and every Sat. & Sun. Click here to check our availability and book!

Martha Clara vineyard will have live music on July Fourth. Two Man Acoustical Jam, winners Of The 2012 Battle of The Bands at Hecksher Park. This acoustic duo plays all forms of Rock, Pop, Party and Blues from the 60′s to now. Rain or Shine! Free Admission. Additional cost for wine and food.

They also have a Vines and Canines educational walk. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelter.

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Greenport Fire department will be setting off fireworks on July 3rd and July 6th at 10pm in honor of the Fourth of July!

There will be a July Fourth Concert and Fireworks from 6:30-10:00pm on the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. There will also be live music by Brady Rymer. A great event to take the family to while your enjoying your stay!

 

Fifth Week of Jazz on the Vine Promises Music, Romance and Fun

March 8 begins the fifth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances. Even though it has been extended, there are only a few weekends left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.

The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook.  Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

March 9, 2013, Saturday

3:00   Raphael- The Trevor Davison Quartet, presented by Hamptons.com

3:00   Palmer Vineyard- Dida Pelled

4:30            Castello di Borghese- Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

4:30            Raphael- Alex Sipiangin

6:00             Wolffer Estate- Mike Freeman Zona Vibe

7:00             Hotel Indigo-Live at the Indigo

February 24, Sunday

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Paula Atherton

2:30             Diliberto Winery – Josyane Monaco

2:30             Palmer Vineyards- Iris Ornig

4:00            Raphael- Eliana Marcia & Band Azul (presented by Hampton Jitney)

4:00            Lieb Cellars- Don Miller’s String Theory

4:00            Bedell Cellars- The Rare Groove Band

Third Week of Jazz on the Vine & Man, the Joint is Jumpin’!

A Winter Wonderland at the Shorecrest Inlet Beach

February 22 is the third week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, and because of the snowstorm the first week, there is talk that it will be extended another week to make up for the week we were snowed out! In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

February 23, Saturday

3:00            Harbes Family Vineyard- Ahmad Ali

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Winery- Jazz on the Half Shell

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Danny Kean & Friends

4:30            Castello di Borghese- Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

4:30            Raphael- Alex Sipiangin

6:00             Wolffer Estate- Mike Freeman Zona Vibe

7:00             Hotel Indigo-Live at the Indigo

February 24, Sunday

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Paula Atherton

2:30             Diliberto Winery – Josyane Monaco

2:30             Palmer Vineyards- Iris Ornig

4:00            Raphael- Eliana Marcia & Band Azul (presented by Hampton Jitney)

4:00            Lieb Cellars- Don Miller’s String Theory

4:00            Bedell Cellars- The Rare Groove Band

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