The Finger Lakes
So as to keep my posts in the right area, I'll start here. Before I begin, due to loading up on CNY favorites in Wegman's in Canadaigua, we didn't end up eating out as often as I'd had hoped. However, there were a few wonderful tidbits I'd like to share.
En route to our cabin, we drove through Naples, NY - a quaint village off the south end of Canandaigua Lake. A sign for grape pie immediately reminded me of NascarDad's advice to try this pie. So, we took a left onto Academy Street and there was Cindy's Pies
. Cythia Trzeciak sells her pies out the converted front door of her house. She sells grape, cherry, apple, strawberry-rhubarb and other pies. The smell emitting from her home was wonderful. So, I got the grape pie. For $9, this is what I got:
Picture of a slice will come. The texture is akin to blueberry pie, the taste is akin to grape jam, but not sicky sweet at all. Like blueberry pie, only grape flavored. Excellent. Thanks for the tip NascarDad!
oh - forgot to mention. I got the "double crust." Which was flaky and tasty. You can also get any of her pies with a crumbly topping. Cindy's Pies, 5 Academy Street, Naples, NY 14512 ph. 585-374-6122.
While eating our first slice, this was the view from our deck:
The next day, we went back to the lovely village of Naples to visit Imagine Moore Winery - a brand new winery that we enjoyed:
My wife and son enjoyed their spot on Imagine Moore's deck:
and, to get this other non-roadfood stuff out of the way, during the course of our trip, we also visited:
Widmer: mostly weak wines, but my son loved their adirondak chairs! (Naples, NY)
The Wine Tasting Room at Sonnenberg Gardens (Canandaigua, NY), which was cool because you tasted wines from around the region instead of just one winery's offerings:
Heron Hill Winery (Hammondsport, NY)
and Dr. Frank's - which was so great, we decided to end our "wine-ing" - we walked out of there with a case of wine, a Salmon Run T-Shirt and George (the awesome wine guy) signed and gave my child a book titled, "What a Grape Can Be."
This is the only winery I've been to where I liked every single wine, from White to Red. If you can get George to do your tastings, you're in for a treat.
ok, part 2 will be more roadfood.
post edited by Scorereader - 2009/07/06 15:20:49