Greenport ‘Shellabration’ Seafood Fest got off to a great start Saturday afternoon, with about 300 people buying $10 wristbands at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company then wandering to a dozen different restaurants in the village for small plates of seafood and other specialty dishes paired with local wines.
Rosa Ross, owner of Scrimshaw restaurant, said that she was "pleasantly surprised" by the turnout. As they sampled Scrimshaw's clam chowder and a Chardonnay from Shinn Vineyards, Nesconset residents Jamie and Bessie Hatis, who own a summer home in Southold, said that they were very impressed by the laidback afternoon.
"We're sure it will take off next year," Bessie said.
"Shellabration" continued Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Participating restaurants and wineries include: Biere, Bruce’s Café, Cuvee Wine Bar, First & South, the Frisky Oyster, Front Street Station, Noah’s, North Fork Oyster Company, Scrimshaw, Castello di Borghese, Lieb Cellars, Macari Vineyards, One Woman Winery, Osprey’s Dominion, Raphael, Shinn Estate, and Sparkling Pointe. Proceeds from the event will go to the Greenport American Legion Skating Rink and the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT).
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