Down the Rabbit Hole is teaming up with four other Sayville businesses and the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce to host a wine and food pairing event aimed at bringing a taste of Main Street home for the holidays.
Sommelier Jessica Green of Down the Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique in Sayville is curating the Dec. 13, three-course virtual experience being tabbed as Bring Main Street Home for the Holidays. It will feature holiday spices from Sayville N Spice, a truffle assortment from the Sayville Chocolatier, and two delicious courses from Café Joelle and downtown’s new salad shop The Greenery.
“We wanted to provide an intimate and safe way for people to shop, dine and try new things on Main Street,” Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Tyznar said. “And it’s an event that allows a lot of people to take part.”
In the spirit of the holidays, the event will give back to local businesses, with $10 of every ticket going to the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce — to help local businesses adversely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Designed for two people, the experience costs $175. It includes two three-course meals, three bottles of wine, holiday spices, and a Zoom link to attend the virtual wine dinner.
“When I first started putting together this event, I thought it would be a great way to not only allow people to taste and explore what some of Sayville has to offer in terms of food and beverage, but also introduce them to two new businesses — Sayville N Spice and The Greenery,” Green said.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, people can safely discover something new,” she continued. “Food and wine go hand-in-hand, so why not bring the community together in the process?”
The prepared meals and wine will be available for pick-up on Sunday, Dec. 13, between 4-5 p.m. at The Greenery, located at 289 Railroad Ave. The virtual wine dinner begins via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Here’s the menu:
The VegHead — from The Greenery, paired with LangeTwins Sangiovese Rosé: Blackened sweet potato, caramelized sumac onions, sunflower seeds, turmeric cauliflower, sautéed kale and smokey mayo.
Five-Hour Braised Short Ribs — from Café Joelle, paired with LangeTwins Cabernet Sauvignon: Sweet mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts with apple smoked bacon and warm honey lime sauce.
Truffle Assortment — from the Sayville Chocolatier with Old Vine Zinfandel: Dark Chocolate Black Forest (dark cherry ganache), Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle (vanilla liquid caramel), White Chocolate Tiramisu Truffle (dark Italian coffee ganache) and Dark Chocolate Truffle (dark chocolate ganache).
From Sayville N Spice: Cinnamon Sticks, Nutmeg, Apple Smoked Sea Salt and Apple Pie Spice.