This past Saturday I made another trip out East to attend the Dan’s Harvest East End taste of Summer wine and food classic. The last of the trio of food and wine festivals hosted by Dan’s Paper. While the other two festivals were held on the South Fork of Long Island, this one was held on the North Fork where the majority of the wineries out East are located. It was held under the big tents on the property of McCall Winery at 22600 Main Road, Cutchogue.
Co-hosted by Food Network’s Geoffrey Zakarian, it featured food from local restaurants and purveyors and wine from the local wineries. It followed the same formula as the other festivals, big tents with the food stands on the perimeter, wines in the center, and the outlier beer and spirits booths scattered around.
It was another beautiful Summer evening tasting good food and wine with a crowd that was having fun. My drink of choice for the evening was Sparkling Point NV Brut and the 2006 Sparkling Point Brut Seduction.
Some of what I sampled:
The Frisky Oyster: Cornell Oysters Friskafella (My favorite of the night)
Smitty’s at American Grill: Homemade Meatball Sliders
First & South: Green Gazpacho
SCGP Café: Cauliflower Beignet
The Ram’s Head Inn: Spice Crusted Tuna with Grilled Local Corn
Jedediah Hawkin’s Inn: Lobster Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage
Petulant Wino: Summer Corn Gazpacho
A Mano Osteria: Local Corn Ravioli
Perabell Food Bar East: Sriracha Hoisan Glazed Duck Steamed Bun
Mirabelle: Long Island Striped Bass, Shrimp and Local Watermelon Ceviche