Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Magic of Montauk: part 1

I fell in love with Montauk this weekend.
Head over heels.
The lush greenery, the wooden siding on the houses,
the character of the beach, just everything.

Our friends Jay and Jess were renting a house there last week and were
kind enough to invite us out.  It was so relaxing.
 I'm also now obsessed with Channing Daughters wines.

We were able to visit the vineyard and had a tasting with Anthony,
who was the best host ever.  He was excited about the wines, and was thrilled
to see that we were into it. (I totally nerded out when he told us they had a Blaufrankisch
red AND rose, not to mention a Refosco and Lagrein rose!!! Northern Italian varietals!!)
Long story short we ended up joining the wine club, so now we will be receiving 2
bottles every other month!  After the tasting our friends Paul and Janet met up with us
and we meandered over to the sculpture garden for a cheesefest.

After the vineyard we went for a drink at the Crow's Nest, which was right
on the water, and then headed back to the house to make dinner.
We had a local seafood Cioppino with clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and tilefish,
sides of grilled spring onions and asparagus, massive pieces of garlic bread and
berry shortcakes for dessert. Not to mention the bottles and bottles of wine!

(above:The fiance paddleboarding
below: pretty clouds))

Needless to say it was a great evening.
Stay tuned for part 2!

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