Thanks to our Eat Drink Local Week restaurant partners, this week you can find Riesling at DB Bistro Moderne with a seafood “vol-au-vent” with vegetables jardiniere. The North Fork Table and Inn’s $68 kick-off menu will have a Catapano yogurt panna cotta with red wine-poached figs and Concord grape syrup paired with a 2007 Riesling from Himmel in Aquebogue. Radish also has a panna cotta on order but with Rosé wine jelly. Look to Scrimshaw for a Napoleon puff pastry with salmon and Paumanok Riesling cream; The Green Table for a $30 lunch or $45 dinner with a $5 add glass of wine from Paumanok or Shinn Estate. And find Bloomer Creek Vineyard Riesling from the Finger Lakes by the glass at Wallsé, where they’ll also have a bunch of organic cocktails for your non-wino tablemates.
And for the future, familiarize yourself with our list of Eat Drink Local winery partners and our recent story on visiting the wineries of the East End. Also, look into FingerLakesWineCountry.com to follow upstate trails or Long Island wine country’s official website for those closer to home. Or head to the Hudson Valley to tour the oldest winery in America — Brotherhood Winery. Tours are year-round at $10 a person, $5 a flight, and $6 for a tour without a tasting, though we’re not sure why you’d want to do that.