When we saw that PLANCHA, a new Tapas and Wine Bar was opening up in Garden City, our intuition told us that Josh, Jonathan and Lily, the trio behind one of our favorite spots on the South Shore, Salumi, in Massapequa, were behind this new spot. Our suspicions were confirmed and with that knowledge in our hands, we knew that diners were in for something special on the North Shore.
In the heart of wine country, Love Lane in Mattituck is one of the best little Lanes on Long Island. The Village Cheese Shop is among the highly regarded shops, restaurants and markets on the little strip – one that anyone could walk within a few minutes. We stopped into The Village Cheese Shop to show our readers the shop and their best products; cheese. Continue on for our little photographic tour.
For the past six years, Nonnina Italian Bistro in West Islip has been catering to an upscale, mostly local clientele with its excellent dinner service. It’s an upscale atmosphere, complete with a lounge area with fireplace, bi-level dining and a romantic and dark mood. We hopped into the kitchen to photograph some of their dishes as they were coming off of the line.
Cheese plates can be an entertaining delight or a solo conquest. Either way you cut it (pardon the pun), the sheer variety of cheese out there can be daunting to any budding connoisseur. To help ease the pain and intensify the flavor, we’ve brought in Steve Jenkins, one of the most respected cheesemongers, to steer us in the right direction.