Update July 2016: The Luna Mezza restaurant is no longer open. It's been replaced with Burgers and Beer.
I am rarely in town for the Hammondsport Art Show; this was the 49th annual, and I have probably only attended three. I was thrilled that timing worked out this year, and that our weekend guests were game for a quick trip into town for the art show and lunch.
The show is contained entirely in the village square park and offers a diverse collection of original artwork including glass, paintings, ceramics and jewelry. We found many tempting pieces and purchased a gift for our son. The live music added a nice touch and I was surprised and delighted by the children's area. Instead of the obligatory crayons and coloring pages, they offered natural materials and fabrics inspiring creative, imaginative play.
On a friend's recommendation, we tried Luna Mezza for lunch. We shared four dishes; the baba ganoush, gyros and lamb sliders were average, but the saganaki was a standout favorite with its tangy, salty, melted cheesy goodness. We also thoroughly enjoyed talking with our server, a college student home for the summer.
After lunch we somehow managed to pass on the delectable Perry's ice cream from Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor and instead explored a few shops in town. As always, we spent a significant chunk of time in Browser's; the store is chock full of goods, gifts and souvenirs, and they have a ton of cute Keuka Lake paraphernalia. Fun outing; can't wait 'til next year!