North Fork Weekend Planner: July 10-12, 2015

Palmer Vineyard grapevines_01_Jason Nadler

Another beautiful weekend on the North Fork and you’re looking for something to do?

Let’s begin with Friday morning. The North Fork Table and Inn welcomes the day with their farmers market where you can buy freshly grown and made produce and goods from vendors such as pickles from Backyard Brine, freshly baked bread, chocolates or granolas. Their food truck serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m so you can get an artisanal hot dog with multitudinous fixins’, a pulled pork sandwich, an “adult” lobster roll, and more. Just be sure to save room for North Fork Table pastry chef Claudia Fleming’s delicious chocolate chip cookies! After lunch, the Champagne Garden begins at five. Finally, there’s always dinner. Choose a la carte or dive into the tasting menu. Guaranteed this award winning restaurant won’t let you down. A full day and you never left your first destination!

On Saturday, Martha Clara winemaker Juan Micieli-Martinez is teaching “Wine 101.” Are you new to tasting wine? Not sure you’re “doing it right”? Juan will introduce you to a few of the wines Martha Clara makes, talk about Long Island wines, discuss the basics of winemaking and the process of tasting wine to help you better understand what you should be looking for when you’re working your way through a tasting flight. Learning a few basics will help you better pair it with foods and learn why you like (or don’t like) certain wines. Absolutely a worthwhile class for those looking for a more fulfilling tasting experience.

On Sunday, Bistro 72 continues their Summer Sundays Fun Days concert series with a Santana tribute band, food trucks and drink specials. The weather is supposed to be great and they have plenty of outdoor seating including plushy couches. Not staying at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead? No problem. Bistro 72 isn’t just for hotel guests, it’s for everyone interested in great food in a swanky atmosphere.

That’s just three stops in three days out of the entire North Fork. To find even more to do, click over to North-Forks for the comprehensive list.