Dan’s Harvest East End Countdown: The Wait Is Almost Over

Dan’s Taste of Summer 2016 comes to a close with Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian on Saturday, August 20, at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. We can’t wait for this annual food and wine celebration.

We spoke to some of the chefs, winemakers and owners of businesses participating in this year’s Harvest East End, and asked…

What are you most looking forward to at Dan’s Harvest East End?

Geoffrey Zakarian, Host
To me it’s about mingling with the people and listening to their opinions and questions. I love the crowds.  

Penn Hongthong
I’m looking forward to serving my healthy, tasty, gluten-free and dairy-free Lao cuisine to the public.

John Holmes, Smitty’s
This year, I’m looking forward to introducing some amazing food to the public and showing them that Smitty’s is the place to be.

Read: Dan’s Harvest East End Menu

Joe Smith, Ram’s Head Inn
Getting a chance to meet some of the exceptional chefs from all around the East End

Paolo Fontana, SCGP Cafe
Seeing, talking to, and catching up with old friends, colleagues and new faces.

Lauren Lombardi, Lombardi’s Love Lane Market
The food, the wine and the company!

Salvatore Diliberto, Diliberto Winery
Getting to talk about wine with new people, and educate them about our passion and process.

Marco Pellegrini, Caci
I’m most looking forward to experiencing the creativity and technique of other chefs. I know a lot of us will be using local, in-season ingredients and I’m excited to see each chef put their own twist on them.

Guy Reuge, Mirabelle
The event itself, the massive amount of people gathering there, reconnecting with old friends, and what an excuse for a great party!

Ron Duprat, International Hospitality Consulting
Experiencing the mood of everyone and tasting some of the best food on the East End

Read: Dan’s Harvest East End Wines

John Leo, Onabay Vineyards
I always enjoy the camaraderie among winemakers and the enthusiasm of the guests at the Dan’s event. Getting to taste my neighbors’ wines is always a pleasure.

More Harvest East End fun:

Long Island Wine Quiz

My Perfect Pantry Recipe Highlights

North Fork Food Trucks Ring in the Harvest

Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the annual Dan’s Taste of Summer series on August 20 at McCall Vineyard and Ranch, 9325 New Suffolk Avenue, Cutchogue. For tickets and more information visit DansTasteofSummer.com.

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