07/03/17 1:37pm
Industry Standard
An escargot served in the Parisian gnocchi dish from Industry Standard in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Add snails to the list of North Fork fare you can find on the menus of local restaurants.

Taylor and Katelyn Knapp, co-owners of Peconic Escargot in Cutchogue, began delivering their fresh, farm-raised escargot to a handful of East End and New York City restaurants just two weeks ago, Mr. Knapp said. He said his snail ranch is the only operation of its kind on the East Coast.

That means most of the escargot available in regional restaurants is sourced from a can.

“It’s very different from canned escargot,” Mr. Knapp said of his offerings. “We are hoping we can change some minds. It’s definitely going to be a superior product.” (more…)