Taste the Culinary Bounty of Corning, NY
With world-class wines and award-winning brews, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're also turning heads for our exceptional food.
After spending a day exploring Tiffany glass, hiking a scenic trail, or visiting a museum, it's so easy to visit a drive-thru window or buy a frozen dinner and pop it into the microwave. Rarely do you get a chance to sit down and savor a great homemade meal – let alone one that's home grown, too! But here in the Finger Lakes time slows down just a bit which means you don't have to fight the urge to linger over dinner with a glass of wine or craft beer and savor the many exceptional culinary experiences available throughout Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.
With chefs who trained at the New England Culinary Institute or worked under world-renowned culinary wizards like Marty Hamman at the Fountain at Four Seasons Philadelphia, as well as quiet food wizards working their culinary magic at all sort of restaurants from small mom-and-pop diners and bars to elegant dining establishments and everywhere in between. The common thread - exceptional food!
Here, you can choose to be picky! From casual mom-and-pop diners to elegant Italian bistros, there are dining experiences in the Finger Lakes to suit every taste. Here, you'll find people who are passionate about the food they serve and the experience they create. Our chefs know the value of buying products from local farms and farmers markets to make sure you have the finest Finger Lakes products available – extending far beyond the famous wines.
Whether it's laid-back or fine dining, succulent break-out-the-bib BBQ or exquisite multi-course meals, farm-to-table cuisine or unique eclectic fare, you'll soon discover food is another major reason people flock to Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.
Wine and Dine in the Finger Lakes
As the second largest wine region in the country, you won't want to forget to add a winery tour to your Finger Lakes dining experience. Not only is the region home to over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes, but some of the best are located in or around the charming village of Hammondsport. The deep slender lakes, like Keuka Lake, not only make the area scenic, but they also play a part in extending the growing season. Our winemakers have been able to produce award winning Finger Lakes wines for years. Of course, if you're a beer-lover at heart, don't worry. We have a selection of breweries in the Finger Lakes that offer daily tastings and tours, some even offer an on-site restaurant!