Don Posillico’s business card says he’s a local real estate developer. But on Saturday, he was a chef serving free samples of his family’s recipes for lasagna and ziti during the second annual international food tasting at Gala Fresh Farms in Riverhead.
Cedar Grove Farm, located on a few acres of cleared land in the woods in Aquebogue, is kind of like a Shangri-La for farm-to-table enthusiasts.
Specifically, it’s a fertile wonderland for chefs Kyle Romeo and Amanda Falcone, who hope to one day use it to source food for a future restaurant. But for now, it’s where the couple grows leafy vegetables, juicy raspberries and raises two heritage pigs every season, which provide them with enough pork to last the year.
When Christiana Bitonti, owner of Peconic Ballet Theatre in downtown Riverhead, had the idea to open her dance studio, she was told it would never last. Nearly five years later, she’s still out to prove her detractors wrong. READ
The Baker’s Workshop, a downtown Riverhead bakery operated by Suffolk County Community College culinary students, has closed its doors for summer. This is the first time since the bakery opened in 2008 that it has closed at the end of the spring semester.