07/12/17 9:22am

Baked apples at the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Madison Fender/Ram’s Head Inn courtesy)

This summer, the North Fork and Shelter Island are a canvas of photogenic dessert plates. With an abundance of local, fresh ingredients by talented purveyors, it is no surprise that restaurant chefs have gone above and beyond creating photogenic, edible masterpieces. Cameras and smartphones will be out and ready even before you grab your spoon and fork.

Make your Instagram followers swoon with these six Instagram worthy desserts created by notable chefs of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

12/22/16 6:00am
The breakfast spread from North Fork Guest House was one of the best things the writer ate in 2016. (Credit: Vanessa Gordon photos)

The breakfast spread from North Fork Guest House was one of the best things the writer ate in 2016. (Credit: Vanessa Gordon photos)

What a superb roundup of culinary delights did 2016 bring.

From discovering a new, favorite food truck to indulging in mouthwatering crepes in an artsy, cheerful café, I have tasted some of the most memorable dishes the North Fork has to offer. Each sensational bite was an experience in and off itself. I invite you to savor the bounties of the diverse plates and farm-stand finds, tiered with the freshest flavor and the finest attention to detail.

The North Fork takes their food seriously. Discover which impressed my gastronomic senses in 2016. (more…)

01/27/16 6:07am
One of the rooms at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast is one of our favorites on the North Fork. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Whether you prefer a laid-back, rustic vibe or want to indulge in a refined, romantic weekend, spending a winter’s weekend on the North Fork is one of the best ways to experience the characteristic charm of Long Island’s wine region.

This list highlights the most reasonable NoFo and Shelter Island bed and breakfast winter 2016 specials. (more…)

12/03/15 4:01pm
Candies from North Fork Chocolate Co. are among the best things Vanessa Gordon ate this year. (Credit: Vanessa Gordon photos)

Candies from North Fork Chocolate Co. are among the best things Vanessa Gordon ate this year. (Credit: Vanessa Gordon photos)

It has been a phenomenal, gastronomic year for the East End. As I ate my way through, I discovered new bites, eateries and events, including the North Fork Foodie Tour and the newly debuted East End Mushroom Cook-Off. Each of the 10 foods on this list stand out not only for their bountiful, local ingredients, but for how they highlight the work of the talented chefs who take the utmost pleasure in serving their customers. These talented culinary experts often work nearly around the clock to deliver the best-tasting experience to their patrons. (more…)