Warmer weather inspires exploration and around Long Island, there are several foodie themed events that are helping residents discover the best culinary delights the region has to offer. From local wine to artisanal fare, here are some fun events around town that are all about eating, drinking and getting out of the house.
*Due to the closures of many businesses in an effort to minimize the spread of coronavirus, be sure to contact the venue of these events to confirm they will continue as planned.*
New York Wine Classic Winners: Dinner Event
Wednesday, April 15 · Orto, 90 North Country Rd., Miller Place
Sample the best wines New York State has to offer during a five-course pairing at Orto in Miller Place. The dinner features the winners of the 34th annual New York Wine Classic. The menu includes Winery of the Year and Best White Wine winner Wagner Vineyards’ 2017 Dry Riesling paired with arctic char and Best Rosé Wine winner Coffee Pot Cellars’ 2018 Rosé with beet gnocchi.
Tickets start at $100. Visit eventbrite.com and search New York Wine Classic Winners to get tickets and more information.
Long Island Restaurant Week
Sunday, April 26 through Sunday, May 3
The prix-fixe menus featured during Long Island Restaurant Week make it the perfect excuse to try somewhere new for dinner. Dozens of restaurants will be offering $29.95 three-course meals every night they are open, except Saturday when the deal is only offered until 7 p.m.
Visit www.longislandrestaurantweek.com for more information.
Bourbon at Belmont
Saturday, May 2 · Belmont Park Racetrack, Elmont
Mint Juleps on race day are overrated. Participants have the chance to sample more than 30 bourbons. There will be a live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby during the festival, plus grandstand viewing of the track.
Tickets start at $65. Visit www.bourbonatbelmont.com for more information.
Chefs of Long Island Food & Wine Tasting
Monday, June 8 · The Carltun, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow
Chefs of Long Island is a rare chance to sample the best dishes on Long Island. The event features more than 50 of the area’s most prestigious restaurants, including Rustic Root Kitchen, Fogo de Chão, Blue Point Brewery and, of course, the venue The Carltun. There are also prize raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Life’s WORC.
Tickets start at $100. Visit www.lifesworc.org/events for more information.