Chefs of the North Fork 2022: Restaurants and Wineries

The North Fork’s top restaurants and wineries will be serving up culinary delights and fine local wines when North Fork chefs return this summer to celebrate the region’s top restaurants with host and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito.

Dan’s Chefs of the North Fork — the second event of the Dan’s Taste Summer Series presented by yield streetfeatures some of the North Fork’s top chefs preparing each course paired with local wine during the series’ only sit-down dinner. The event will celebrate the region’s wealth of fresh farm and sea-to-table ingredients from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Atlantis banquets and events at Riverhead.

What can ticket holders expect? Here are the participating chefs and winemakers who contribute to this one-of-a-kind menu:

Borghese Vineyard-Giovanni Borghese, Alya Ayoub


Created by Tom Schaudel and Adam Lovett, A Lure is a seafood restaurant overlooking the seafront of Egypt Marine Harbour. A Lure was created to serve high quality seafood in a casual setting for everyone from locals to holiday makers. A few of the menu favorites at A Lure include grilled swordfish with mango relish and Scottish salmon topped with black olive tapenade.

Adam Lovett and Tom Schaudel first opened aMano in June 2008. This Italian-inspired restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine staples, such as oven-baked pizzas and pasta dishes, while including ingredients local products such as seafood from the bay and products from the surrounding area. farms.

American Beech is a modern American restaurant that features fresh, high quality ingredients, to provide menu options for everyone. Inspired by the local culture of the North Fork and surrounding areas, American Beech serves a range of seafood dishes as well as vegetarian dishes, such as their roasted oyster mushrooms with beetroot risotto.

The Borghese Vineyard & Winery in Cutchogue is Long Island’s oldest winery owned and operated by Marco and Ann Marie Borghese. The vineyard offers a selection of red, white, rosé and dessert wines for purchase as well as a dedicated wine club. The vineyard also hosts events such as tours and weddings throughout the year.

Chef Franks Market offers delivery of high quality empanadas, cooked by Chef Frank Maldonado. Chef Frank’s Market serves a wide range of empanada creations, from classic Mexican empanadas to Nutella s’more empanadas. To accompany your empanada order, Chef Frank’s also offers chocolate coquito to wash it all down.

The Chequit on Shelter Island offers waterfront views of Dering Harbor and offers not only restaurants but also hotel rooms and suites. Chequit Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves fresh seafood dishes, such as sushi rolls and tuna tartare tacos, as well as vegan options such as their vegan miso ramen.

Claudio’s Restaurant has been in business for over 150 years. Opened in 1870, Claudio’s became a staple restaurant and bar during Prohibition. Today, this waterfront property offers five different restaurants serving a variety of dishes, from fresh lobster to artisanal pizza. Claudio’s is best known for its fresh seafood dishes and raw sea bass.

Ellen’s on Front is a Greenport restaurant that specializes in hand-crafted lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus by award-winning chef and co-owner Jennie Werts. She is entering her fourth year with the establishment alongside her brother Andrew and continues to offer a variety of fan favorites such as Ellen’s Burger and steak frites.

Insatiable Eats offers an extensive menu of gourmet Italian dishes for in-person dining and delivery. Meals are prepared by hand by chef and owner Marco Barrila, who designed the kitchen as an open space, allowing for a better experience for guests. Insatiable Eats also offers catering services and public and private events.

Jamesport Vineyards is a family-run winery where guests can sample a variety of fine wines and select dishes such as pizza and meatballs. Ron Goerler Jr currently oversees operations at Jamesport Vineyards, one of the oldest wineries in the North Fork.

Fusion serves a wide variety of spring rolls, handmade with fresh, local ingredients. Their spring rolls are available for delivery, but are also featured at many Long Island farmers’ markets, such as Babinski’s Farm Stand and Farmers Market Farm Stand.

Dan's Chefs of the North Fork participating Main Road Biscuit Co.
Offers from Main Road Biscuit Co.

Main Road Biscuit Co. serves up a fine twist on classic comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those in a hurry, Main Road Biscuit Co. offers a take-out menu, as well as dining options for those who want to stay a while. A few of their staples are the Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes, which let you choose their mixes, and their Cookies, which you can order individually or in a sample.


Since 2007, McCall Wines has been cultivating and producing its own wine. McCall Wines started out serving pinot noir, which has now evolved into 14 different types of wine and brandy. Their tasting room is open 7 days a week and combines wines by the glass with a selection of artisanal cheeses.

Peconic Bay Vineyards is a family run vineyard in Cutchogue that offers wine tastings, picnics, barn rentals, private events and a wine club. The vineyard reopened last year after being closed for nearly a decade. The winery also offers an online store where a variety of wines and apparel can be ordered for pickup or delivery.

Pindar Vineyards is a vineyard located in Peconic owned by Pindar Damianos with wines made by Erik Bilka. The shop offers a wide assortment of wines and accessories to purchase as well as events such as tours, private tastings and live music.

The Preston House & Hotel restaurant in Riverhead offers a huge selection of brunch and dinner dishes, but their wine selection is their most notable feature. The restaurant offers nearly 100 different wines from around the world and received the 2020 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Raphael Wine is a winery designed by John Petrocelli that has a tasting room and a wine shop offering a selection of over 20 wines. The winery has a unique underground structure and specializes in private events thanks to the design of its rooms.

RGNY is a tasting room with Mexican roots located in Riverhead. RGNY allows reservations and tours to discover a selection of unique wine experiences as well as a quarterly wine club that costs $130. RGNY also offers a selection of wines in its boutique and event hosting.

Rugged Jack’s was founded at home in the summer of 2020 and has now grown into a business serving six different flavors of hot sauce. Rugged Jack’s uses local herbs and spices to create its hot sauces. “Jack’s Choice” hot sauce is the Ol’ Hickory flavor, which delivers a smoky, spicy flavor from their jalapeños.

Southold General serves a wide variety of menu items, for customers coming in at any time of the day. One of their popular menu items includes the general burger, which is topped with caramelized onions, peppercorns, and American cheese. Southold General is not only a cafe but also offers a catering service for customers.

Sara Gore
Sara Gore


Dan’s Dewy Evening
Host of Rosé Soirée is Emmy-Winning & Residential Matchmaker TV host NBC’s Open House and New York Live Sara Gore. The world’s finest rosé wines will be available for tasting along with delicious bites from the East End’s top chefs and restaurants. This event will take place from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Muses in Southampton.

Dan’s Grill Hampton
Dan’s Taste Signature Weekend – the culmination of the Dan’s Taste Summer Series presented by Yieldstreet – kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton, featuring famed host Foodgod. It’s the Hamptons’ ultimate culinary showdown against New York, in which the chefs and pitmasters of the East End will compete against their Manhattan counterparts to win the votes of the judges and celebrity guests. Only one team’s dishes can ensure victory, so the competition will be fierce. And while guests choose their champion, they won’t want to miss the beer, specialty cocktails, live music and dancing that complete this unique evening of grilling and good times. Dan’s GrillHampton is Friday August 5th at the Bridgehampton Museum in Bridgehampton.

Dan’s Bubbles
Concluding the Dan’s Taste Summer Series presented by Yieldstreet, the all-new Dan’s Bubbles, a traveling tasting, also hosted by Foodgod – the first Dan’s Taste Summer Series presented by Yieldstreet to put the bubbly center stage. Guests will enjoy the finest Bubblies pairing each glass with fresh seafood and fried chicken prepared by 15 acclaimed local chefs from top restaurants in the Hamptons and North Fork. Dan’s Bubbles will take place on Saturday August 6th at the Bridgehampton Museum in Bridgehampton.

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Richard Dement

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