Getting Ready To Dine Huntington
Second Annual Dine Huntington
Restaurant Week booked for Oct. 10-17 with more choices
Save the dates and save your appetite
the second annual Dine Huntington Restaurant Week, sponsored
by Long Islander Newspapers and the Huntington Township Chamber
of Commerce, will make your mouth water Oct. 10-17, showcasing
restaurants from the Dining Capital of Long Island
For eight days, restaurants throughout the Town of Huntington
will show off their food artistry to introduce their establishments
to new diners. Restaurants will serve up a three-course dining
experience for $24.95 per person plus tax and tip (Saturday
until 7 p.m. only).
Dine Huntington Restaurant Week is a collaborative venture
of Long Islander Newspapers and Huntington Township Chamber
of Commerce designed to promote a vital sector of Huntingtons
Huntington is the dining capital of Long Island and
Dine Huntington will give restaurant owners an opportunity
to showcase their establishments and gain exposure to new
customers, said Michael Schenkler, publisher of Long
Some familiar faces from last years first Dine Huntington
program will bring their culinary mastery to the table again.
Prime An American Kitchen & Bar will draw crowds
with Executive Chef Gregg Laulettas creations, as will
others in the Huntington village area, including Porto Vivo,
Jonathans, Macs, Tutto Pazzo, Osteria da Nino,
Café Buenos Aires, Bistro Cassis, La Bottega, Honu,
Besito, F.H. Rileys, Mundays, Almarco, Dao, Guidos,
Rookies Sports Club, Christophers Courtyard Café,
34 New Street and Blond.
Red Restaurants menu is calling out to us, in particular
the fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs and Risotto special (pan-seared
diver sea scallops over champagne and citrus risotto). Everything
is a classic at Macs, and during Restaurant Week, you
have your choice of grilled skirt steak, tilapia, roasted
chicken and grilled wild salmon. At Bin 56, we cant
wait to try the Warm Tomato Tart (Roma tomato confit, roasted
Spanish onions, Manchego cheese) and Pan-Roasted Atlantic
Cod (with corn and cremini mushroom ragout, saffron rice and
fig balsamic reduction). Meehans has a pork shanks appetizer
finished with a Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and sauerbraten
(with homemade potato pancakes, red cabbage and apple sauce)
were dying to try. Crew is enticing us with its gnocchi
with shitake mushrooms and black truffle cream sauce, and
its pork medallions with tomato fettuccini.
Dine Huntington also welcomes back Clubhouse, Piccola Busola,
Wild Ginger, Martonis Ristorante Italiano, La Spada,
Bistro 44, The Bonwit Inn, the Northport Tasting Room, La
Villini and Ruvo. Ruvos menu looks hearty: sweet potato
and pumpkin bisque, filet mignon and lobster risotto, and
a grilled pork porterhouse with sweet potato puree.
With more and more restaurants participating, newcomers to
Restaurant Week include: Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse
in Huntington, Grassos in Cold Spring Harbor, Sweet
Mamas in Northport, and Jeffs Seafood & Galley
in East Northport. From Commack, Nisen Sushi, Izumi Sushi
and Hibatchi Grill, Perfecto Mundo Latin Bistro and Ciao Baby
are welcome additions, while in Fort Salonga, Elijah Churchills
is offering a Steak Walla-Walla (prime, king-cut skirt steak
marinated in honey ginger teriyaki) thats calling our
The exotic flavors of Thai USA, Kura Barn and Kabul (Afghani)
are new to Restaurant Week this year, as is the classic favorite,
Canterbury Ales. A unique deal presents itself at The Sky
Room Café at Cinema Arts Centre, where $24.95 gets
you dinner and a movie: one ticket, small popcorn, medium
soda, choice of small salad, choice of entrée, choice
of dessert and coffee or tea.
In Melville, Rosewood Inn, Tre Scalini, Barolo and Cirellas
join the list. Cirellas is offering a Brassato al Marsala
that looks scrumptious braised boneless short ribs
with wild mushrooms and white truffle oil in a marsala wine
sauce served over sautéed spinach.
And dont forget about the Rose Hunt Restaurant at the
Inn at Fox Hollow in Woodbury; the newly opened Fado (Portuguese)
in Huntington village and Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor;
or the soon-to-open Swallow and Black Lantern Ultra Lounge
and Sushi Den.
Dine Huntington Restaurant Week is not only good for the hospitality
industry, it is beneficial to the local economy overall.
The inaugural Dine Huntington event in 2009 brought
thousands of diners to area restaurants and generated an estimated
$1 million in direct sales, said Chamber Chairman Bob
The benefits extend across the board.
Diners who enjoy a meal also patronize nearby shops.
They window shop and get to know our downtowns, Bontempi
Patrons can line up their Dine Huntington Restaurant Week
excursions by logging on to www.DineHuntington .com, where
menus from participating restaurants will be posted.
Restaurants interested in participating in Dine Huntington
Restaurant Week may call 631-427-7000 for further information.
In addition, a limited number of sponsorships are available.
Check out the list (it grows daily) of participating restaurants
and preview the menus at www.dinehuntington.com.