Posts Written OnApril 18, 2006

The Smoker Cometh. Pork Wanted.

In the midst of our more-work-than-I-ever-expected bathroom renovation project, my parents and lovely wife presented me with my birthday present (a bit early, but I’m not complaining) — a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. I can barely contain my excitement as I think about all of the delicious pork I’ll be cooking on it this summer…ribs…shoulder….belly for bacon. I look forward to experimenting with this bad boy…and you’d better believe that I’ll chronicle my experiments here on LENNDEVOURS.

Castello di Borghese For Sale

As of last weekend, my favorite Long Island pinot noir producer, Castello di Borghese  in Cutchogue, went on the market for $9.2 million. The entire estate is included — 85 acres (25 planted with vines), winery, tasting room, warehouse and beautiful family farmhouse. Before current owners Marco and Ann Marie Borghese bought the property in 1999, the property was known as Hargrave Vineyard — Long Island’s first commercial vineyard, founded in 1973 by Alex and Louisa Hargrave. The Borgheses bought the vineyard and winery for $4 million. When I asked Ann Marie what made her and her husband, an Italian…