Pastry chef Claudia Fleming’s signature dish, coconut tapioca with passion fruit caramel, coconut and passion fruit sorbets, coconut wafers and basil syrup, rose to fame while she was at Gramercy Tavern. It’s so popular that even though she now runs her own restaurant/bed and breakfast, The North Fork Inn, with husband Gerry Hayden, Gramercy Tavern continues to serve a rendition of this classic. Coconut tapioca is commonly found in Southeast Asian desserts, but Chef Fleming’s version combines the wonderful tangy flavor of passion fruit with the rounded sweetness of coconut. The tapioca floating in coconut milk has a soft chewy quality countered by the crispness of the wafers, and the sorbets glide ever so gently on your palate before melting away. This dessert alone is reason enough to travel to North Fork, but while you’re there, check out the Long Island wineries.