Log In   ·   Become A Member

North Fork Restaurant Walk To Benefit Local Marine Program

Nicole Barylski

Shellabration will support shellfish restoration and community stewardship projects through CCE's Back to the Bays Initiative and the SPAT (Suffolk Project in Aquaculture Training) Program. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th, the Greenport Business Improvement District is hosting a special fundraiser that will give attendees unique dining experiences at beloved Greenport restaurants, as part of the 4th annual Greenport Shellabration, in support of Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program. Throughout the weekend-long restaurant walk, guests can nosh on dishes that will shine a light on local shellfish, and tastings will be accompanied by local wine and beer.

"This event showcases the best of what our bays produce for us, while raising awareness and funds for Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program projects that directly improve the health and productivity of our waters and educate the public on the importance of our marine environment," explained Kimberly Barbour, Marine Program Outreach Manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center. "It is the final event of our 2015 "30 Ways to Give Back to the Bays Campaign," and we hope you join us in Shellabrating and enjoying all Greenport has to offer."

From 12 to 4 p.m. on both days, participating restaurants will serve up $5 tapas sized dishes featuring regional shellfish, paired with $3 tasting pours of local wine (full glass options will be available). 15 restaurants and wineries will be featured in this year's happening, including Little Creek Oysters who is pairing with Croteaux Vineyards; First and South who is pairing with Macari Vineyards; Lucharitos who is pairing with Mustache Brewing Company; Cuvee who is pairing with Raphael Vineyards; and Scrimshaw who is pairing with Shinn Estate Vineyrard. Local shops are also getting in on the Shellabration action. "There will be plenty to do before and after the Shellabration restaurant walk hours and we invite you to check out the many specialty shops and art galleries whose doors will be open all weekend," added Barbour. Several businesses will offer a 10 percent Back to the Bays promotion, where they will donate 10 percent of proceeds generated during the event to CCE's Marine Program.

"This annual event has become something folks look forward to every year, many travel from throughout the region to take part in it," noted Barbour. "Numerous local accommodations are available for those wanting to make a weekend adventure out of it; The Greenporter, Sirens' Song Carriage House and Harbor Knolls B&B are offering lodging specials."

Shellabration wristbands are $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which includes a special gift bag featuring a Shellabration wine glass, one-year subscription to Edible East End, and other goodies. Proceeds from Shellabration will support shellfish restoration and community stewardship projects through CCE's Back to the Bays Initiative and the SPAT (Suffolk Project in Aquaculture Training) Program.

For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com. For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program, visit ccesuffolk.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.