Here at East of NYC we’re in a unique position to get to know a lot of different wineries, restaurants and cool shops throughout the area. On the east end, especially, there are a number of great vineyards that have been producing great wines over the past years and have great tours and tastings on their premises. One of the tours that we experienced within the last two or three years was the Winemaker’s Walk at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue.
Led by co-owner Anne Marie Borghese, you’re taken on a journey through the vineyards, to the crushing room and get to view the fermentation tanks and barrels all before heading back to the tasting room for a taste of that’s available at the moment. We loved it so much that we inquired to the Borghese’s to see if they would like to participate in a giveaway for our readers, and they happily obliged.
If you’d like to enter into the contest, simply shoot us an email by clicking here. We’ll be drawing a random winner on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and will post the name of the winner on our site.
On February 14th we’ll also let you know of some of our top restaurant picks in the area, so even if you didn’t win, you’ll be able to make a worthwhile day trip out of it.
Must be 21 years of age to enter.
Long Island and the immediate areas are proving to be worthy competitors in the micro-brew and nano-brew areas of the artform. It can get convoluted and there’s a lot out there to learn about, so why not be lead by one of the area’s knowledgable experts and top beer enthusiasts, Donavan Hall.
Located in Water Mill, Muse Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge is a great dining establishment. We’re lucky to have Chef Matthew Guiffrida show us a perfect fall/winter offering, with his Butternut Experience.
One of our favorite non-fast food fast food joints has to be Chiptole. Known for their fresh cuisine that is cooked in front of you (there’s no bag opening here), they’ve been growing steadily over the past few years. If you’ve wanted some in western Nassau County, you’ve had to travel to either Carle Place or Uniondale, which for some can prove to be quite inconvenient. Starting December 15th that all changes. The newest location to open its’ doors is located in Great Neck at 44 Great Neck Rd.
Inventive New American Cuisine is not something that we’re seeing a lot of these days on Long Island. To sit down to a meal and be so content by what you’ve just eaten is almost falling off the map. That’s why when we were done with our meal at 388 New American Cuisine for a recent television shoot we were not only stuffed, but entranced by this new spot’s take on classic dishes.
Hey, we’re in the processing of updating the site over the next few days to bring back East of NYC and all of the great finds on this side of the East River….keep checking back!!