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Several months ago, renown Finger Lakes chef Samantha Buyskes announced that she would be joining Three Brothers Winery and Estates in opening a new restaurant in Canandaigua. Opening any new restaurant is a considerable undertaking, so it came as something of a surprise when Buyskes and Three Brothers announced that they would first open a new restaurant on Linden Street in downtown Geneva in the space recently vacated by Cebo.

 

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A recent article in Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle is just the latest signal that Geneva is developing a big reputation in the region as a culinary destination. Many of the restaurants in Geneva take advantage of the Finger Lakes’ agricultural bounty. When you sit down to a meal, you’re often no far from where some of the ingredients were grown. At four local restaurants, you might be dining on produce that was grown by the chef who prepared it.

Kelly Walker

Since the late 1990s, Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards has hosted a winetasting for his fellow Finger Lakes winemakers.

“I’ve always been interested and motivated to taste with other winemakers, my colleagues.” 

On this particular morning, the group is tasting tank samples of 2015 semi-dry Riesling, what Bell describes as works in progress.

“The best time to make some changes, of course, is before the wine goes into bottles. And that’s what’s going on right now.”