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More Family Friendly Wineries By lenn thompson
In my last column, I mentioned that Peconic Bay Winery is one of the more family friendly wineries on the North Fork. Since then, a few people have asked me what other wineries I’d suggest for young families. I thought it would be an easy question to answer, the fact is that almost every winery on Long Island is family friendly. Most are family owned and operated and the owners want you to come, enjoy yourselves (safely) and—they hope—spend some money. I’ve had an experience or two when my son, who was around one at the time, wasn’t welcome, but that was years ago and likely an isolated incident. That said, there are definitely a handful of wineries that are simply better for families—ones that have wide open (but somewhat enclosed) spaces, frequent live music and a relaxed, casual atmosphere. So, here are five of the most family friendly wineries on Long Island—along with a recommended summer wine or two at each.
children to see, Martha Clara is always at the top of my list. I’ve been there when three or four kids were flying kites while their parents tasted wine nearby. With regular “Vines and Canines” walks, Martha Clara is also very welcoming to your four-legged family members. Just make sure they are properly leashed. Recommended Summer Wine: Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc ($20), a bright, grapefruit-y example of Long Island’s signature white grape. Jamesport Vineyards Live music? Check. Large grassy area that is framed by vines? Check. A place to buy food on premises? Check. Jamesport Vineyards is the kind of place you can go with a blanket and spend the whole afternoon, sipping, nibbling and listening to great music. Perhaps most fun of all, they produce verjus from unfermented, half-ripe grapes—so your kids can get a taste of the local experience too. Recommended Summer Wine: Jamesport Vineyards 2008 Sparkling Syrah ($30). Sparkling wine is always refreshing on a hot summer day, and this 100% syrah version is good with a variety of picnic foods.
Martha Clara Vineyards With wide-open spaces, frequent live music on weekends and goats, pigs and other farm animals for
Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards I’m probably sounding a bit like a broken record, but Osprey’s Dominion has a great field for children
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Recommended Summer Wine: For $15, you just won’t find a better local sauvignon blanc than the Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Palmer Vineyards At one of the region’s oldest and western-most vineyards, you’ll find live music on the deck on weekends, a relaxed, very kidfriendly atmosphere and some terrific, underrated wines to boot. This is another of Long Island’s most dog-friendly wineries.
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thursday, june 28 OPEN MIC NIGHT AT PECONIC BAY WINERY 6-9 p.m. 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Join MC Rocky Divello for an open mic at the winery. For information, call 631-734-7361.
friday, june 29 EHM ROCK ART SHOW 6/29-7/8, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (closes Sundays at 8 p.m.). Jedediah Hawkins Inn (located in the barn art gallery), 400 South Jamesport Ave., Jamesport. Features artwork created by rock stars, famous rock photographs, gold records, concert posters, Beatles animation and more. Show is free, all works are available to purchase. Featuring special guest Gary Sohmer, an appraiser for 13 seasons on the television program, “Antiques Roadshow,” on 6/29 and 6/30 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and 7/1 from 10 a.m. – noon. 610-389-1807, store.rockartshow.com. LIVE MUSIC AT PECONIC BAY WINERY: KIM TETRAULT 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Reservations recommended. Call 631-734-7361. FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE PITS: JAMESPORT VINEYARDS 7 p.m. 1216 Main Rd., Jamesport. Serving wine until 9 p.m. 631-722-5256, www.jamesportwines.com.
saturday, june 30 SHELTER ISLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Shelter Island Historical Society, 16 South Ferry Rd., SI. Through 9/22. GREENPORT FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays. United Methodist Church, 621 Main St., Greenport. Through 10/13. LIVE MUSIC AT PECONIC BAY WINERY: GENE CASEY AND THE LONE SHARKS 1-5 p.m. 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Reservations recommended, 631-734-7361. LIVE MUSIC ON THE PAVILION AT BEDELL CELLARS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Fireworks FIREWORKS & HOLIDAY EVENTS Southold Annual Fourth of July Parade Noon, Boisseau Ave. to Tucker’s Lane, Southold. 631-765-4100 www.northforkchamberofcommerce.org. Greenport Wed., July 4, 10 p.m. Greenport School Part of the carnival, held from 7/3 – 7/7 Riverhead Sat., July 7, 9 p.m. Riverhead Raceway Rain date July 14 631-727-0010 www.riverheadraceway.com Greenport Wed., July 7, 10 p.m. Greenport School Part of the carnival, held from 7/3 – 7/7
1-5 p.m. 36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue. Custom catering boxed lunches with items lobster rolls with pasta and cookies for $15; Twin Fork Oysters featuring a full raw bar (priced per item). 631-734-4168, www.bedellcellars.com. LIVE MUSIC AT COREY CREEK VINYARDS: EDDIE AYALA 1-5 p.m. 45470 Main Rd., Southold. Custom catering boxed lunches with items such as grilled chicken caesar salad in a wheat wrap served with tricolor pasta salad and assorted cookies for $13. 631-765-7537, www.bedellcellars.com. LIVE MUSIC AT DILIBERTO WINERY: SINGER JEANNINE CULLEN 2-5 p.m. Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport. 631722-3416. LIVE MUSIC AT LIEB CELLARS 2-6 p.m., Saturdays. 35 Cox Neck Lane, Mattituck. Rain or shine, on the lawn with Adirondack chairs, croquet, picnic quilts and tables. Dog-friendly on the lawn. Larrin and Derek play. For more information, call 631-298-1942, www. liebcellars.com. GRAND RE-OPENING OF SHELTER ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY’S LOWER LEVEL 4 p.m. 37 North Ferry Rd., SI. Ribbon-cutting ceremony. We’ll applaud the members of the library’s Leadership Circle whose generosity made the long-awaited renovation of the lower level a reality. 631-749-0042, shelterislandpubliclibrary.org. 22nd ANNUAL BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCHEON: DICK CAVETT Ram’s Head Inn, 108 Ram Island Dr., SI. This Emmy award-winning talk show host and comedian and his wife, fellow author Martha Rogers, Ph.D., will be the featured guests. The event will be moderated by TV journalist & best-selling author, Gary Paul Gates. Copies of Dick Cavett’s newest book, Talk Show, and Martha Rogers’ co-authored book Extreme Trust will be available for purchase and autographing at the luncheon. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library. $75 ($45 of which is tax-deductible). Reservations and choose your entrée, 631-749-0042.
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22nd Annual Book and Author Luncheon: Dick Cavett (see below) tuesday, july 3 TWILIGHT TUESDAYS AT COREY CREEK VINEYARDS 5-9 p.m. Points east at Corey Creek. 45470 Main Rd., Rte. 25, Southold. Live music on the deck overlooking the vineyard. Rolling in Dough pizza truck serving pies and individual slices for purchase. 631-765-4168, www.bedellcellars.com.
wednesday, july 4 VINES AND CANINES EDUCATIONAL VINYARD WALK 11 a.m. Martha Clara Vinyards. 6025 Soundview Ave. Riverhead. Bring your dog on a tour through the vineyard. Bring donation of non-perishable dog or cat food item accepted. 631-298-0075, www.marthaclaravineyards.com.
thursday, july 5 MUSIC UNDER THE TENT 3 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Rd., SI. Performance by Renowned Barbershop Quartet Quatrain. Free admission, refreshments served. 631-749-0042, shelterislandpubliclibrary.org.
friday, july 6 “PAGES FROM HER DIARY: THE 1883 COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE OF HENRIETTA TERRY” RECEPTION 5-7 p.m. Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, RVHD. Like many girls, Henrietta kept a diary, it offers an exceptional snapshot of life on the North Fork in the late 19th century. “LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE” 7 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Rd., SI. A staged reading of this Off-Broadway hit show. Call 631-7490042, www.shelterislandpubliclibrary.org.
MFI SUMMER FILM CAMP ACTORS AND DIRECTORS North Fork of Long Island. For ages 14-17, and 18 & up. Two-week sleepaway film camp. Directors and actors leave with polished films for their reels. Guest artists include Tony Goldwyn, Sundance winner Ben York Jones and Emmy winner Joe Pantoliano. 646-415-8759, www. ManhattanFilmInstitute.com. Through 7/15.
SUMMER MARDI GRAS DANCE 8 p.m. The Island Gift of Life will present a dance featuring the Grammy Nominated Lost Bayou Ramblers from Laffayette, Louisiana. Tickets $30, can be purchased at Chequit Inn. Call 631-749-0018, www.islandgiftoflife.org.
LIVE MUSIC AT PECONIC BAY WINERY: SLY GERALDS 1-5 p.m. 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Reservations strongly recommended 631-734-7361.
TASTE OF TWO FORKS 7/14, 7:30-10 p.m., VIP admission at 6:30 p.m. Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Road, BH. The food and wine event in the Hamptons returns for its second year. Hosted by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Nicole Miller, the 2012 Ambassador of “TASTE.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit local food pantries through Have a Heart Community Trust. $225 VIP admission, $150 general admission. www. danstasteoftwoforks.com.
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PAVILION AT BEDELL CELLARS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 1-5 p.m. 36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue. Custom catering boxed lunches, with items lobster rolls with pasta and cookies for $15; Twin Fork Oysters featuring a full raw bar (priced per item). 631-734-7537, www.bedellcellars.com. LIVE MUSIC AT DILIBERTO WINERY: SINGER TONY GRANT 2-5 p.m. Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport. 631722-3416.
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LIVE MUSIC AT COREY CREEK VINYARDS 2-5 p.m. 45470 Main Rd., Southold. Custom catering boxed lunches with items such as grilled chicken caesar salad in a wheat wrap served with tricolor pasta salad and assorted cookies for $13. 631-765-7537, www.bedellcellars.com.
Monday, july 2 MOONLIGHT MONDAYS AT COREY CREEK VINEYARDS 5-9 p.m. 45470 Main Rd., Rte. 25, Southold. Custom catering barbecue with menu items including pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, Angus burgers and lobster rolls. Offering a full raw bar, priced per item. 631-765-4168, www. bedellcallers.com. THE NO DOUBT WORLD FAMOUS MONDAY NIGHT BAND 7:30 p.m., The Pulaski Street School, Pulaski Street, RVHD. Annual Patriotic Concert. Will also perform 7/16 and 7/30. 631-727-6538.
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danshamptons.com A HISTORY OF MONTAUK
How Montauk became a popular vacation spot
Comes to Montauk!
New to Montauk: No. 50 Club
a decidedly European thing to do, and with his lilting British accent, he is decidedly European. According to Jones, it’s simply new to Montauk. With an $1,100 price tag for a full 16-week season, club members get discount incentives on room rates and access to the pools, showers, towels, cabana service, and events. (A “locals discount” brings the price down to $750 for Montaukers.) The club’s moniker harkens to the original hotel’s Hawaiian inspired heritage, Hawaii being the 50th state to join the union. Jones doesn’t spill specifics on the curated event series he has planned throughout the summer—a secondary passion of his that gave way to the epically planned but ultimately doomed MTK festival last summer, fashion shows, movie screenings, and live music are in store. Whether the locals will chomp on a $750 price tag to partake in such events remains to be seen.
Days before the opening of The Montauk Beach House, Chris Jones is up to his elbows in details. The hands-on hotelier, best known as a partner at Montauk’s Solé East resorts, is taking rapid fire cellphone calls and doling out directions as he trots across a freshly laid lawn on the grounds of his newest Montauk oasis. He is wearing a faded Ronjo T-shirt, and save for the imposing tiki statue that guards the entrance to No. 50, the private beach club embedded in his newest hotel, that is the only vestige of the former that survives. The days of the Ronjo—a palatial achievement when first opened in the 1960’s that degraded over decades of disrepair—are about to be over. Once the doors open, Jones hopes that his greatest challenge will be getting us used to saying, “The Montauk Beach House.” “There’s not a surface that hasn’t been completely redone,” he says as he sidesteps through a cluster of construction workers in one of the nearly finished stairwells. With an opening party scheduled for Thursday night and reservations on the book this weekend, the place is a frantic frenzy of last minute detail. Overlooking the original but resurfaced pool, floor-
to-ceiling guest room windows gleam. Jones is on his way to the second floor to show off a few of what he calls the “moonlight suites.” The rooms are swanky and spacious, with claw-footed bathtubs, cast iron and bronze accents, velvet drapes, and the finest in Egyptian cotton linen. With a price point based on Jones’ competitors—including Ruschmeyer’s, the Surf Lodge, and The Montauk Yacht Club, they start at around $400 per night. “Each room is a bit different,” he explains, and of the more than 3,000 hotel rooms he has had a hand in designing, these are his proudest accomplishments. On the street side of the hotel, guests can claim their own private beach. Each of the “whitewater garden” rooms boasts a 200-square-foot outdoor sand pit with an oversized daybed. On the interior, elaborate drape systems allow guests control of their people watching—and Jones has every intention of making this the place to watch and be watched this summer. With an outdoor bar, day beds galore, and space for dancing, the grounds maintain an amphitheater feel. There is a pop-up shop, of course, and this season luxury knitwear by Minnie Rose will be the focus. The hotel lobby has an espresso bar, where outsiders are welcome to pop in for coffee, and light fare will be served courtesy of the Montauk Bake Shop. At the epicenter of the project—both literally and figuratively—is the No. 50 Club. Jones insists he is not breaking the mold by incorporating a private beach club concept into a luxury hotel—it’s
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson will hold a special event at Sole East on June 30 â€“ see story on next page. On June 18 the winners of the 26th Annual Star Island Shark Tournament were announced. Star Island Yacht Club hosted the tournament. One hundred fifty-six boats and 1,000 anglers participated with a total catch of 47 fish. The biggest award, the heaviest shark, was awarded to the boat the Bluefin. Captain Mike Marro and angler Tom Rispoli III caught the 422 lb. thresher. They were awarded $30,000. The heaviest shark of the first day went to the Bluefin also, they were awarded an additional $5,000. The Bluefin also won $3,500 in the other heaviest fish category. The heaviest shark of the second day was a 344 lb. mako. $5,000 was awarded to the Little Mac, captained by Pat McFarland and angler, Mike Ragano. Little Mac also won the heaviest mako award and won $5,000. The Barbaric caught the second heaviest mako, at 317 lb. Captain Greg DeSantis and angler Dennis Demarco were awarded $2,500. The Ballistic, captained by Bill Curley and angler, Mike Giles, won $1,500 for catching the third heaviest mako, weighing in at 305 lb. The second heaviest (other) fish was a 319 lb thresher. It was caught by My Buddy, captained by Dick Aidinis and angler Jim Fox; they won a $1,500 prize. Ramble on Rose, captained by Joe McVeigh and angler Mark Boyle, won a $1,000 prize for their 289 lb. thresher catch. The P Pod caught the heaviest bluefish, weighing in at 237 lbs. Captain Ed Pollner and angler Mike Vultek won $5,000 in prizes.Â The Tournament accumulated 750 pounds worth of edible shark meat. The meat was donated to the Long Island Churches. Tournament sponsors included White Water Boats, Gershow Recycling, Daiwa Tackle, Suffolk Marine, Grundens, Costa del Mar, Guy Cotton and Maui Jim. For more information about the tournament visit www.starislandyc.comÂ
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From “Iron Chef” to “Top Chef” to “Yes, Chef”
Chef Marcus Samuelsson
from The New York Times. Samuelsson was acclaimed “Rising Star Chef” in 1999, by The James Beard Foundation, “Best Chef: New York City” in 2003, and was named by the World Economic Forum as one of the Global Leaders of Tomorrow. Samuelsson’s cuisine has won national praise from USA Today, The New York Times, and Bon Appétit. Samuelsson also created the menu as guest-chef for the Obama Administration’s first State dinner which hosted 300 guests, including the prime minister of India. Originally born in Ethiopia, Samuelsson was orphaned after the loss of both his parents due to tuberculosis. He and his sister found protection at a Swedish field hospital and shortly after, were taken in by a nurse who arranged for their adoption by a young Swedish couple from Göteborg, Sweden. At a young age, Samuelsson found his passion in cooking thanks to his grandmother, who was a professional cook. He graduated from the Culinary Institute in Goteburg and went on to apprenticeships in Switzerland, Austria, and France before his arrival in New York. Chef Samuelsson has published several award winning cook books but for the first time ever Samuelsson will voice his around-the-world culinary experience, exposing every hardship, hiccup and achievement in his first-ever memoir Yes, Chef. “I have a story to tell, and I wanted to tell a story that was meaningful and have people, especially young chefs, to be inspired by,” Samuelsson says.
At the age of 24, Chef Samuelsson caught the attention of the culinary world at Aquavit, an awardwinning Nordic cuisine restaurant in midtown Manhattan. He was renowned as the youngest chef to ever achieve two three-star reviews
Reservations for the event are required and can be made by calling 631-668-9739. There will be two seatings, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. p.m, $125 per person and includes a signed copy of Samuelsson’s new book.
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nternationally acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson will be making a guest appearance at Sole East’s, Backyard Restaurant on Saturday, June 30 for an exclusive evening of dinner and wine in celebration of his new memoir Yes, Chef. Avid Food Network viewers might recognize Samuelsson as a judge from “Iron Chef America,” “Top Chef” or from his victory as all-star chopped champion on the TV series “Chopped.” Now East Enders have the opportunity to taste Samuelsson’s culinary greatness right in their favorite vacation spot. “I love coming out East, I think it’s fun to come out to the Hamptons and cook for the public. I grew up on the water and I love coming back every year,” Samuelsson told me in a recent interview. Sole East Backyard Restaurant, located on 90 Second House Road, is known for its laid-back vibe and Mediterranean influenced menu, which incorporates fresh fish from Montauk’s waters and seasonal produce from local farms and from its own herb garden. The Backyard Restaurant also provides guests with elegant outdoor seating in an atmosphere that is completed with a roaring fire pit, tiki torches and day beds. Samuelsson is preparing a four-course Harlem chef-inspired dinner with an Ethiopian twist for his guests. He plans on taking the concept of the book and constructing a dinner around it. Local wines will be offered by vineyards including Bedell Cellars, Channing Daughters and Clovis Point. “It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be a celebration, and a great way to start the summer,” Samuelsson said.
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