Did you know that the country's second largest wine producing area is the Finger Lakes of New York?
We (ABFS and some poor, misguided, obviously addled, woman who has been ABFS's compañera for the last two years) are heading out to Sheldrake Point on Cayuga Lake for a long weekend of wine tasting, diet-busting dining, and complete relaxation. We'll be sans television, radio, newspaper, computers, and cell phones.
The photo shows where we will be staying. We'll have a room with a private porch overlooking the lake. We've been there before and it is a perfectly delightful B&B overlooking the point. The hostess is the best chef I have ever run across, and a delightful person as well -- perfectly suited for her occupation.
Our favorite winery, which also has a pretty darn good restaurant, is, fortunately, within walking distance of our Cayuga Lake home. There are sooooo many good wineries in the region. I was frankly astounded at the quality when we made our first trip just one year ago. Equally surprising is the amazing caliber of dining experiences available in the area. Our favorite matches for creativity, freshness, preparation and presentation any of the five-stars I've enjoyed over the years -- Simply Red in Trumansburg -- don't blink or you'll miss it (we did the first time) -- it is to die for!
So, they'll be no posts for a few days and when I return, I'll be refreshed, but a few pounds heavier.
Until then . . . .