The history of Long Island wineries began in 1973, when the first commercial vineyard was planted. This smart investment is what allows New Yorkers today the ability to enjoy locally grown, hand pressed wines. There are now over 50 Long Island wineries and vineyards ranging over 3000 acres of land, covering both eastern forks. Because of this range, the Long Island wine industry has the capability to annually produce three million bottles of wine. Tours and tastings help promote the fresh products created on the vineyards, displaying the variety of grapes that give the area its success. Macari Vineyards is one of the Long Island wineries which show wine enthusiasts what many local wine producers provide.
One of the best compliments to local Long Island wine is gourmet Italian cooking. The natural flavors and simple cooking techniques it involves allow Italian fare to match up nicely with the complex flavors that can be found in wine. In New York, many Italian chefs can offer advice on how to pair specific meals with specific wine varieties because appreciating the flavor of fine wine is engrained in the Italian culture. An example of this is seen in celebrity chef Nick Stellino, who values the importance of every aspect of a meal. The wine appreciation that he exhibits can be attributed to a desirable factor of chefs: to integrate outside cultural influences in their work.Nick Stellino shows this worldly knowledge beyond of the realm of cooking through getting involved in many passionate projects, such as becoming a luxury watch ambassador.
With only a little research, you can find the best combination of delicious Italian cooking and Long Island wine. In New York, the resources available to create this arrangement are numerous. In fact, it’s not uncommon for wineries to hold events that merge them together. Between the creative Italian chefs cooking in New York City and the 51 local producers of Long Island wine, you can effortlessly pair the two. Discover the deliciously matched combination that New York proudly presents.
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08/06/2009 The Countdown Begins….. September 13th Update…Nick Stellino, Maurice Lacroix and Macari Wines!!!
The countdown has begun for the big event. 38 Days until September 13th,…Nick Stellino, Maurice Lacroix and Macari Wines all together at Maddaloni Jewelers. Join the fun, Here is Nick’s latest recipe, Happy Grilling.
JASPER’S TOMATO, GRILLED ASPARAGUS AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN
Coat the chicken breasts with the extra light olive oil and season with cracked black pepper and kosher salt. Grill on a charcoal grill or in a grill pan until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 5 to 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove the chicken breasts from the heat and slice each into 6 to 8 pieces.
To prepare the grilled asparagus:
Marinate the asparagus in the extra virgin olive oil and season with cracked black pepper and kosher salt. Grill over an open flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve warm.
To prepare the roast shallot-black pepper vinaigrette:
Cut off the top of the head of garlic and peel the shallots. To roast the garlic and shallots, brush with extra virgin olive oil and place in a baking dish in an oven preheated to 375 degrees. Roast until soft, approximately 35 to 40 minutes
In a medium bowl, mix ½ cup extra virgin olive oil and both vinegars. After the garlic and shallots cool, squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins, and chop and mash them into a paste together with the shallots. Add the garlic-and-shallots paste to the rest of the ingredients, mix, and season with kosher salt.
On each plate lay out the tomato slices with the grilled asparagus in a nice arrangement. Arrange the slices of chicken breast on the plate next to the tomatoes. Sprinkle the Maytag blue cheese over the top of the salad, and garnish with the red-onion rings and basil. Drizzle 2 ounces of the vinaigrette over each salad
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Maurice Lacroix is a brand of luxury watches that are hand crafted and Swiss made. Watches with a Maurice Lacroix label have a high level of prestige and exclusivity that make the brand stand out from its competitors on both a national and international mechanical watch market.
Officially starting in small workshops in Switzerland in 1975, the Maurice Lacroix brand has now expanded to include sales in over 45 countries. Although the company prides itself on using time-tested, Swiss watchmaking techniques, modern technologies and updated methods of testing are constantly being applied to the production of watches. The Swiss made watches are only sold at specifically selected retail locations and cannot be bought online. This exclusivity adds to the allure of the luxury watches, as their quality is too high for the majority of watch retailers.
The precision and detail that is put into each timepiece shows the level of knowledge and passion that a Maurice Lacroix watchmaker captures. Each mechanical watch is made in the company’s independent manufacturing workshops, a rare quality of designer watches today. Over the years, the company has occasionally shifted its area of focus from, for example, perfecting the construction of a mechanical watch movement to mastering precise retrograde timepiece displays. There are seven collections of Swiss made watches from Maurice Lacroix: Calypso, Divina, Les Classiques, Masterpiece, Miros, Pontos and Selena. Some of the timepiece collections are specifically designed for women, while others focus on an innovative design introduced by the brand. Regardless of the watchmaker’s design for each collection, the intricate details of each timepiece are apparent to the naked eye. The fine craftsmanship of each mechanical watch is one of the key points of differentiation for Maurice Lacroix.
The brand routinely seeks out ambassadors who sensibly relate to the luxury watches and can represent the collections with respect. The list of trusted, knowledgeable ambassadors include tennis star Roger Federer, celebrity chef Nick Stellino, and professional golfer Justin Rose. The celebrity ambassadors all have a personal connection to the brand, whether it is through a Swiss heritage or a passion for collecting watches. The ambassadors can proudly describe the art of watchmaking that is exhibited by Maurice Lacroix and promote the luxury watches with pride.
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