It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to enjoy some rich and exotic hand-rolled chocolate. Chocolate is delicious any time of year but is especially satisfying in the winter when consumed with a glass of aged port by a roaring fire, perhaps with your significant other.
The Gourmet Whaler, in the old seafaring town of Cold Spring Harbor, is a mixture of restaurant, coffee shop, ice cream parlor and retail store. It is known for owner/chef Sean Leonard’s famous fish tacos, but it’s just as well known for its resident ghost, Lillian Feldman, who has been haunting the place for years.
The ghost has been affectionately named Iris because many people have sensed a female presence in the building. Others have claimed that three spirits abound, including a maitre d’, who has been seen holding a towel over his arm.
Owned by French Culinary graduate Gerard Fioravanti, Fiorello Dolce offers a wide array of French and Italian cakes, cookies, pies and pastries, and it also has an assortment of spirits.
Ghosts are good for business. There is no doubt about it, and writing about ghosts and food is definitely my forte. Through my Ghosts of Long Island books, I have written about and investigated more than 60 haunted locales on Long Island, many of them restaurants.
The Greenlawn Pickle Festival hit record numbers last year when 5,000 people came out to buy and taste pickles.
All that changed once I discovered beer can chicken. Who would have thought?