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Eat & Drink

Embark on a culinary adventure through the Finger Lakes Region and let your taste buds roam across a landscape filled with diverse local produce, products, and pours. In this gastronomic wonderland, prepare to be wowed by award-winning cuisine, gourmet marvels, and homemade treasures that redefine culinary excellence. Cast aside any preconceptions as you take on the legendary Garbage Plate of Rochester, or Syracuse’s local favorite Hot Tomato Oil and Stretch Bread. Meanwhile, Naples proudly claims the Grape Pie, a delicious confection celebrated annually at the vibrant Naples Grape Festival.

But, the culinary wonders of the Finger Lakes don’t stop with local one-off dishes. You’ll find restaurants on the water, kid-friendly restaurants with room to run, and romantic restaurants to celebrate each other—the options are endless. 

Your culinary adventure will take you to mouthwatering BBQ at the Original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, or an unparalleled dining experience with an ever-changing menu at FLX Table, where each dish is a masterpiece crafted from the finest locally sourced ingredients. Looking to take some amazing cooking home with you? Then you’ll want to elevate your cooking skills with a class at the New York Kitchen, and bring more than souvenirs home with you. 

It’s fair to say that The Finger Lakes may be best known for its wine. But this region doesn’t just produce local wine, it produces award-winning wines that have gained international acclaim. The region’s Rieslings and Cabernet Francs are regularly put side by side with those of Germany and France and have made The Finger Lakes one of the world’s hottest up-and-coming wine regions.  Beyond wine, the FLX offers a plethora of local craft beers, ciders, spirits, and other craft beverages; creating a landscape ready to be explored by connoisseurs, foodies, and aspiring novices alike. 

So whether you’re a daring epicurean, a discerning diner, or just looking for a plate or pint of something delicious, the Finger Lakes Region invites you to indulge, explore, and discover its culinary treasures. Come, feast your senses, and savor the magic of our foodie paradise!