Fabulous FLX Food
We’re not sure why everyone is so surprised to discover Finger Lakes cuisine is so exceptional. World-class wine. Award-winning craft beverages. A history of agriculture. Where do you think those restaurants in the city get their food from?
“One of the great byproducts of any notable wine region is the great food which is normally in abundance. That’s certainly the case in the many small communities surrounding the Finger Lakes and my only regret is that I didn’t have more time to eat my way around the region. More than just 3-star dining, the creative chefs at small restaurants and bistros are creating cuisine that is both fun and delicious.”
Matt Long, Landlopers
Brews, Ciders, and Spirits. Oh My!
The American Brewers Association defines a craft brewer as “small, independent and traditional.” While paying homage to tradition, the tastemakers on the Craft Your Adventure Trail are constantly finding new twists on classic style. For them, “small” means a focus on craft, on producing small batches of exceptional quality, and “independent” means self-sufficient, but with a passion for innovation and collaboration.
“Roughly a third of the breweries in the Finger Lakes employ brewers from traditional brewing backgrounds, specializing in clean, straightforward, malty beers, with an emphasis on Germanic styles. The rest –- mostly led by former homebrewers -- are pushing the envelope with more modern, often experimental, styles. What unites them all, however, is a camaraderie that stretches across the entire region”
Ethan Fixell, The Beer Necessities