Recap of Harvest East End
This past Saturday, McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue hosted Harvest East End 2013, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Long Island Wine Country. The event featured a wide variety of tasty treats and a selection of wine to please every palate. Not only did Hotel Indigo East End have a booth, at which Executive Chef James Junk sampled his delicious Long Island Clam Chowder, but we had media coverage to experience all of the nightâ€™s festivities! Weâ€™ve compiled a few collages of our favorite looks, drinks and food items to give you a glimpse of the exquisite Long Island delicacies from Saturday night!
Letâ€™s Start With the Wine!
We absolutely loved Sannino Bella Vitaâ€™s 2012 â€˜Biancaâ€™ White Merlot and Waters Crestâ€™s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc. We also couldnâ€™t get enough of 44Âº North Vodkaâ€™s Huckleberry Lemonadeâ€”their delicious huckleberry flavored vodka blended with fresh-squeezed lemonade!
Food, Food, and More Food!
Whoâ€™d have thought samples would leave us so stuffed?! The food at HARVEST was absolutely outstanding, and the creative concoctions we found were out-of-this-world! Our collage captures Jewelâ€™s Chilled Local Corn Soup, Crab, Summer Truffle, which was beyond words, Bonnie Jeanâ€™s All-American Eateryâ€™s Meatloaf Sliders, which were classic American perfection, and North Fork Chocolate Companyâ€™s Beer Nut Bark, a sweet end to a delicious evening!
Table Looks We Loved!
All of the displays were beautiful, but a few in particular caught our eyes. In addition to their awesome punch, 44Âº North Vodkaâ€™s table was just perfectly decorated. McCall Vineyard and Ranch, the eventâ€™s host, had a table setting that resonated a classic, warm, farmhouse feel.Love Lane Kitchenâ€™s setup was also beautifully done, with an assortment of fresh-cut flowers and Mason jar candles to create a delightfully delicate ambiance.
The Fabulous Cast of Characters!
HARVEST was filled with people who were happy to be there, and who were passionate about the culture weâ€™ve cultivated in our region, but a few stood out to us in particular. The Sorbabes from Gourmet Sorbet were to die for, serving crazy creative sorbet flavors with a smile all night. When we asked to snap a shot of the crew from Claudioâ€™s, who were serving up a thick, rich Lobster Bisque, they all dove into their bags to pull out their mustaches! Too cute! The guys dishing out Fresh Oysters from Noahâ€™s were the pinnacle of efficiency as their Oysters flew off the table like hotcakes!
All-in-all, we had a fantastic time at HARVEST 2013, and canâ€™t wait for 2014! We hope to see you there next year!