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!
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!
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.
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!
There were several sitting ares for guests and lots of books and magazines to peruse.
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.
I had the tuna tartare to start
Frank had a very refreshing fluke and grapefruit dish
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.
I wish I could say the same for the monk fish….
Then we had about 25 dessert courses, starting with a coffee, toffee ice cream sandwich.
Followed by some cheese, but Frank hates cheese, so cancel that…
Cinnamon sugar donuts, now that’s better…
And por fin, a s’more/mallomar hybrid. Delish.
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.
We started with a delicious berry parfait
Then warm zucchini bread was served–mmmmm
A fabulous crustless quiche with asparagus was up next
served with a side of five spice bacon
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!