I hadn’t been to Robert Jakob and David White’s garden since it was last on the Landscape Pleasures tour in 1997. I know I had felt then that it was probably my favorite garden on the East End because it seemed so intensely personal and idiosyncratic.
Do not pause too long in admiration of the finely pruned weeping willow at the rear of the house, whose proportions are as admirable as those of the magic tree at the center of blue willow ware or, as I did, when I reviewed in mid-spring enviously taking in a huge, alluring display of purple hellebores.
The heat of summer is softened by the calm, cool soft sway of the grasses in the Seegal garden in Wainscott.
With its mature plantings and lush flower gardens, this estate on Great Plains Road blends in seamlessly with the other venerable grandes dames that beckon behind the signature hedgerows. So it’s hard to imagine that only a short time ago the three-acre property was a vacant, flat, barren lot with nary a tree or bush in sight.
Artist-fisher Annie Sessler usually records remarkable catches as ink-on-canvas fishprints. But when Gene Coleman of St. Peter’s Catch in Montauk was hosing off this John Dory in his delivery van, she had to take a photo.
This week, Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits is continuing its Wednesday night wine classes with David Page and Barbara Shinn presenting “Vintage from our Vantage.”
Chef Tom Schaudel has come up with a great idea for pairing some of our best red wines from the 2010 vintage. Have them with prime New York strip steak!
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, which was profiled in our winter 2010 issue, has progressed in its mission to not only make good wine, but to provide a haven for rescued horses. To help itself out, the winery has released three blends; 100 percent of the profits from their sales goes to fund the horse rescue.
You just know summer’s right around the corner after next when Claudio’s reopens for the season. Join them for the kickoff party on April 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. when they’ll be offering $1.44 beer and wine.
First of all, thanks to the nearly 300 people who voted and told us which photo they liked for our cover. This photo by Randee Daddona was extremely popular, and we love it, too; it’s so springy! Most of all, we love hearing from you. Keep the feedback coming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In our spring 2014 What’s in Season column, adventurous cook Laura Luciano visits Ty Llwyd farm for the spring milk to make a grassy and flavorful ricotta cheese, which leads her to reminisce about the ricotta cheesecake she loved made by her Italian grandfather.
What’s in season in April and May, you ask? Here’s a list.