Foodie Happenings To Check Out This Spring

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

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.

The chicken dish from View in Oakdale (Photo courtesy of Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group)

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.

A scene from last year’s Bourbon at Belmont (Photo by Karl Mischler/Starfish Junction Productions)

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 will feature more than 50 of the area’s most prestigious restaurants. (Photo courtesy of The Carltun)

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.

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Cyndi Zaweski
Cyndi Zaweski is the editor of Anton Media Group's special sections.

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