Weekend in North Fork: Fig and Olive B&B

My  birthday weekend in North Fork was wonderful. It really is the perfect escape from the city.  It’s quaint, relaxed and charming, it kind of reminds me of cape cod.

We stayed at the Fig and Olive Bed and Breakfast, which was idyllic. I can’t think of one thing they could have done to improve our experience. It was so personalized and perfect. Before we even arrived, the asked if they could help make us reservations, but of course, I was already on top of that!

The B and B was within walking distance to 6 vineyards, so we decided to see if we could get away without renting a car and just hopped on the Jitney.

We arrived at the B and B to a warm greeting!

bb

 

Fig and Olive was absolutely beautifully decorated–it looked right out of a magazine. In fact, our room, the Driscoll room, was featured in W Magazine!

fig-and-olive-b-and-b-1

 

There are only 3 rooms total, and we were the only ones in that weekend, so I was able to take a peek at the room across the hall.

IMG_7602

Our room had a great coffee station and a mini fridge that was packed with complimentary beverages. Lisa had even left a cheese plate ready for arrival!

IMG_7599

There were several sitting ares for guests and lots of books and magazines to peruse.

IMG_7621

 

After we had a moment to settle in, we took advantage of nearby vineyard that was open until 7PM and had a nice little tasting!  More on wine tasting in my next post.

We ended up switching our dinner reservation and went to the nearby North Fork Table for dinner, which was highly recommended by pretty much everyone. It has a 3-Course pre-fixe with many options to select from.

The  restaurant itself was quite simple in decor. It had a colonial history charm.  The food, on the other hand, was very modern and beautifully presented.  Oh, and there was a lot of it!

We started out with an amuse bouche of lobster salad.  Divine.

IMG_7611

I had the tuna tartare to start

IMG_7612

Frank had a very refreshing fluke and grapefruit dish

IMG_7613

For my entree, I had an incredible kale and ricotta cavatelli.  I have no words for how good this was.  The mix of textures and flavors made it my favorite dish of the night.

IMG_7614

I wish I could say the same for the monk fish….

IMG_7615

Then we had about 25 dessert courses, starting with a coffee, toffee ice cream sandwich.

IMG_7616

Followed by some cheese, but Frank hates cheese, so cancel that…

IMG_7617

Cinnamon sugar donuts, now that’s better…

IMG_7619

And por fin, a s’more/mallomar hybrid. Delish.

IMG_7620

 

Whew!  We went home and I sunk my teeth into some James Patterson. The Beach was a truly terrible novel, but fortunately the other book I read that weekend made up for it!

The next morning, Frank and I did a short run around the area.  When we returned our hosts  prepared and served us a truly lovely breakfast in their charming dining room.

IMG_7622

We started with a delicious berry parfait

IMG_7624

Then warm zucchini bread was served–mmmmm

IMG_7627A fabulous crustless quiche with asparagus was up next

IMG_7628

 

served with a side of five spice bacon

 

IMG_7626

 

Along with our breakfast, we enjoyed reading the NYTimes with leisure.  It was definitely the perfect start to a full day of wine tasting!

Fig and Olive turned out to be a great find.  We read about in NYMag and booked it without looking into many other options. I have to say, it was one of the best impulse decisions I’ve ever made!

4 Responses to Weekend in North Fork: Fig and Olive B&B

  1. I love Nork Folk! The B&B you stayed at looks adorable! I love staying at a B&B!

  2. That kale and ricotta dish looks amazing, what a fabulous trip!
    Katie recently posted..Mazatlan WorkoutsMy Profile

  3. I’ll keep that in mind. Fig & Olive, North fork. Sounds and looks like the perfect getaway place. And the food photos aren’t so bad either. I’ve got to start working on this for Chris’es birthday next month.

  4. Pingback: Wine Tasting in North Fork | Fitness NYC

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge