Written by Marissa Himbele
Love is in the air! It’s the time of year to appreciate your significant other and dedicate a day to being in love! At Indigo East End we love Valentines Day and we want your night to be filled with hearts and roses! So, we made a list of all the great things to do for Valentines Day on the East End. These trips, dinner dates and getaways are sure to impress even Cupid!
What to do for Valentines Day on the East End
Why not stay at Indigo East End for the weekend? We have everything you need to enjoy your Valentines Day! Ask about our Breakfast in Bed package. It’s only available February 13. It includes an overnight stay for two, breakfast in bed on Valentines Day morning and a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary for the both of you! Call us at 631-369-2200 and book your Breakfast in Bed!
Stay at our hotel and book one of our amazing Spa Services. We offer the Signature Massage, Deep-tissue Massage or Hot Stone Massage. Whichever you pick, you and your Valentine can enjoy together with our Couple’s Massage option. Once you’re all rested, hop in a car service and head on down to Indigo’s Wine & Spirits Tour! Indulge in our favorite vineyards all without the hassle of driving. Our North Fork Uncorked and Spirited Getaway tour packages also offer an overnight stay and a gift card to our restaurant, Bistro 72.
Speaking of Bistro 72, make sure your Valentines Day on the East End is topped off by a great meal. Bistro 72 has a delectable variety of appetizers and entrees to choose from and even Valentines Day worthy desserts.
Another way to spend Valentines Day on the East End is taking a trip out to Greenport. Greenport is a quaint village filled with Long Island history and authenticity. So take your significant other to explore and indulge the wonders of Greenport. There’s plenty of boutique shopping and restaurants to choose from. Or spend the day checking out museums like the maritime museum, Seaport Lighthouse or the antique carousel. You can even head to Mitchell Park and go ice skating!
If you’re really looking for a treat for Valentines Day on the East End, spend some time at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery. The winery is hosting a Sparkling Wine and Cupcake Pairing from Saturday to Monday, February 14-16 from 11am – 6pm. Enjoy delicious cupcakes from Blondie’s Bake Shop of Centerport, complimented with Sparkling Pointe’s very own fine wine.
Valentines Day should be a great day, so make sure you plan something special. Appreciate the ones you love and spend some quality time together. Valentines Day on Long Island is sure to be one of kind! We hope to see you there!
Cupcake photo: Blondie's Bake Shop
Written by Marissa Himbele
Long Island is never quiet, not even in the winter. There’s tons of Long Island Events in 2015 that are going on, so you’ll never go another boring weekend or night. Whether it’s an actual event or just something to keep you busy, Long Island has it. Indigo East End likes to keep busy too. We’re always looking for fun and exciting Long Island events for 2015! Here are some great things to do!
This is our absolute most favorite thing to do in the winter. Winterfest – Live on the Vine was started in 2006 as partnership between East End Arts, Long Island Wine Council, and Long Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau with support from Suffolk County. Originally titled Jazz On The Vine, it was the largest Jazz festival on Long Island. Winterfest has now extended their musical genres to blues, country, rock and soul (hence the name Live On The Vine), and so with 6 weeks of musical events, 20 venues, 16 North Fork wineries and a total of 72 show stopping performances, you can expect a wide variety of artists.
Winterfest starts February 20th and ends March 29th. Which means there will be plenty of opportunities to come out for a weekend and enjoy the show. Performances will be held at all the participating locations including North Fork vineyards, Suffolk Theater and other locations.
While the schedule is not yet ready, Indigo East End plans to host nightly shows every weekend. Live at the Indigo takes place in our Ballroom, which will showcase a variety of headliners in a supper club style format. Bistro 72 will also feature live entertainment during dinner on the weekends. So when you’re unwinding from the exciting performances at Winterfest, stop by for drinks and dinner. The music is all weekend long for 6 weeks!
Winterfest doesnt let the cold freeze over our winter fun! Stay tuned for more information on Winterfest coming soon!
Wine and Spirits Tours
The North Fork of Long Island has plenty vineyards, distilleries and breweries to tour, even in the winter. You could spend all day traveling down Sound Avenue without ever running out of vineyards to visit. At Indigo East End, we offer wine tours and hotel packages. This includes a stay at Hotel Indigo, visiting vineyards of your choice and a car service to the vineyards.
One of our favorite packages is our Spirited Getaway. This package features an overnight stay, and trips to Baiting Hollow Farm & Vineyard, Crooked Ladder Brewery and Long Island Spirits. You get the best of everything in one spirited getaway!
For more information on our wine tour options, click here and choose which one is right for you!
Paint and Sip Party
Hotel Indigo is hosting a Paint and Sip Party on March 6, 2015 in our ballroom. For two hours an instructor will teach you how to create your own painting. No painting experience is required, all the tools are supplied...and your first glass of wine is on us!
Cost is $50.00 a person. To make reservations click here or call Randy at 631-235-0968.
For this March 6th event, Hotel Indigo is offering a special discount on rooms! You don't want to miss out on this special, so call the Front Desk for details and pricing at 631-369-2000.
These Long Island events in 2015 are sure to keep you busy and entertained. Come drink, eat, paint and dance with us and before you know it, it will be Spring again! For more information about staying with us, our events and Winterfest, like us on our Facebook page!
Written by Marissa Himbele
Hotel Indigo is excited to announce Bistro 72 has launched their website. Now it’s easier than ever to find out special events and live entertainment going on at the restaurant.
Bistro 72 is the perfect dining experience on the East End. The atmosphere creates a modern and sleek environment to enjoy all year round. The dining room and lounge is great for connecting with friends over drinks and dinner. Or hang out by the bar with a couple of friends for the night. Bistro 72 has the hospitality and atmosphere you need to have a great time.
7 Days of Bistro
Have a delicious meal for each night of the week. Come down for Empire Monday, Sweet Tuesday, Wine and Dine Wednesday, Single Malt Thursday, Ladies Night Friday, Date Night Saturday or Tasting Sunday. Whichever day you want to stop by, enjoy the drink specials and happy hours. Bistro 72’s Prix Fixe Dinner is only $29 each night. From Wednesday through Saturday you can enjoy the sounds of great live entertainment while you dine.
Bistro 72 Special Events
Ever wonder why Bistro 72 is so good at pairing drinks with dinner? It’s because their expert chefs work so closely with local breweries, distilleries and vineyards. Depending on what libation you like best, you can come visit Bistro 72’s, Meet the Masters, to learn subtle alchemy behind great food and drink pairing. On January 28, LiV Vodka’s Distiller, Richard Stabile will be there to discuss his choice pairings while you enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner. Or come by February 4 with Crooked Ladder Brewery’s Duffy Griffiths, who will explain why a great beer can make a meal perfect. Finally, on February 11, Wine Maker, Adam Suprenant, from Coffee Pot Cellars will pair all the best wines with Bistro 72’s delicious meals. The dinners take place from 7 pm – 10 pm and don’t forget to make a reservation prior! Meals and pairings are $48 per person.
If you’re fond of Crooked Ladder Brewery, stop by at Cooking with Crooked on January 14. Executive Chef, James Junk, will be making four dishes, which all incorporate a Crooked Ladder brew as a delicious ingredient to make any meal delectable. Dinner starts at 7 pm. Cost is $52 per guest.
Feeling artsy? Have some fun at Bistro 72’s Paint & Sip! For two hours learn a step-by-step instruction to create your very own painting. We have all the art supplies you need! Receive a complimentary glass of wine while you paint your masterpiece. Paint & Sip is on January 27 from 7 pm – 9 pm. Cost is $50 per artist! Seats are limited so make your reservation today!
One thing Bistro 72 is known for is their diverse choice of live entertainment. Bistro 72 has featured native Long Island performers as well as performers from all over the country. Bistro 72 has performers lined up for months to keep the music flowing in the restaurant. Clear your schedule for the weekend because you’re not going to want to miss Robert Bruey on January 9 or Arthur Pitts on January 10, who will play selections from his “Great American Songbook.” No matter what genre you prefer, Bistro 72 will feature it. So make sure you keep up with the best place for live entertainment on the East End.
If you are planning a special event think about having it at Bistro 72. The restaurant has held countless bridal and baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens and more. Bistro 72 has ballrooms, cocktail and dining rooms and an outside patio that’s perfect for any size event. Create a custom menu that you and your guests will love. Bistro 72 is more than happy to have you as a guest for your special event.
Stay up to date with what’s going on with Bistro 72 with their new website! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned for their upcoming blog, too. Make reservations easily online and check out the menu. Bistro 72 is excited about this new launch and we hope you are too!
For a look at the new website click here!