Local With Local has been an increasingly popular feature here on the site over the last several months, mostly thanks to the contributions of Deb Whiting, chef and co-owner of Red Newt Bistro. She's brought new dedication to the project and has been pushing me to do it more often -- to the point that we'll now be doing it monthly.
Before moving to Mattituck to grow grapes and run the winery, David spent his entire career in professional kitchens, spending over a decade cooking in the San Francisco Bay area cooking at places like Wolfgang Puck's Postrio, Masa's under Julian Serrano and Foto 759.
He moved to New York City with his wife Barbara Shinn in 1990 to open Home Restaurant, the very first NYC restaurant to exclusively pour local wines alongside his farm-to-table cuisine. That same year Page and Shinn visited the North Fork of Long Island for the first time and became enamored with the culinary potential of the region.
David and Barbara wrote their first cookbook entitled Recipes from Home in 2001 which won the Julia Child Cookbook award as well as being nominated for a James Beard Foundation Best American Cookbook award. They are currently working on a second book.
Just like Deb won't be pairing any foods with Red Newt wines, David won't be pairing with any Shinn Estate wines.
Look for his first recipe soon.