Cheewing holds a plate of butternut squash ravioli. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Wine Spectator is encouraging readers to enjoy a meal while getting away from it all this summer at The Red Maple at the Chequit Inn on Shelter Island and Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. Both restaurants are featured in the Travel section of the magazine’s June 2016 issue.
In a story on page 23, Samantha Falewée says The Red Maple, which opened inside the Chequit last year, is “hitting its stride.” This summer, she said, guests can expect fare like Montauk fluke cooked with white wine.
“On the porch, guests can dine under the restaurant’s namesake 50-year-old maple tree,” Falewée continues. “The renovated lobby offers breakfast that changes daily, then converts to a guests-only wine bar in the afternoon.”
That’s the staggering number of marathons my father had completed by the time he was 40 — and it only took him a decade to accomplish the feat.
Me? I took up running as a child, belonged to my high school’s track and field team and have participated in a number of 5Ks. But it wasn’t until this year, at age 30, that I decided to push myself further by registering for a 10K.
Why did I do it? Mostly, I was tired of wistfully saying “Maybe one day” whenever my sister-in-law encouraged me to sign up for whatever race she was running that month. I’m sure she was sick of it, too.
Finally saying yes to running 6.2 miles has been both frightening and empowering. In the course of two months of training, I’ve pushed myself mentally and physically in ways I previously shied away from. In doing so, I’ve learned that — hey! — I’m stronger than I thought.(more…)
Winemaker Roman Roth and chef Brian Cheewing inside Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. (Credit: Randeed Daddona)
Painted the color of drawn butter, the textured ceiling at Wölffer Kitchen is evocative of the pleasing swirl chardonnay makes when poured into a glass.
This is no accident, said Roman Roth, who consults on the Sag Harbor restaurant’s wine list and is partner and winemaker at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in nearby Sagaponack. With the addition of its cork walls, this is an establishment where subtle intention reigns.
“All wine has texture and life,” Roth said. “It’s not cookie-cutter stuff.” (more…)
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program campus. (Credit: Annie Watts file photo, the Shelter Island Reporter.)
Celebrated local violinist Itzhak Perlman doesn’t need anything better than a Stradivarius because no better instrument exists.
That’s what Perlman, who coaches young players at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program and is married to the school’s co-founder, Toby, said in a December “60 Minutes” segment about Stradivarius violins, which are believed to produce the finest sound in the world. (more…)