Around The World
With Dine Huntington
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dine Huntington Restaurant Week starts Sunday, and with over
50 restaurants, the choices and types of cuisine
are endless. Truth be told, one of our favorite things about
dining in the Town of Huntington is the sheer diversity of
cuisine. You can take a culinary trip around the world without
buying a plane ticket, and are guaranteed an authentic experience.
Restaurant Week lasts Oct. 9-16 (until 7 p.m. on Saturday),
and with only eight days of dining ahead of you, youll
have to pick and choose which $25 prix-fixe menus are best
for you. If youre still stuck on where to make a reservation,
were here to help. Here are some highlights from Dine
Huntington Restaurant Week menus; all menus in full can be
found at www.dinehuntington.com.
Why not start at home with American cuisine? Prime (117 New
York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515) is offering a skirt steak
with pink Hawaiian sea salt, spinach and whipped potato. Old
Fields (81 Broadway, Greenlawn 631-754-9868) is practically
famous for its 12-ounce marinated skirt steak with the restaurants
original 55-year marinade. Meehans (371 New York Ave.,
Huntington 631-351-0831) basil-crusted salmon and chicken
pot pie get our vote, and recently opened Huntington Socials
(330 New York Ave., Huntington 631-923-2442) grilled Fontina
cheese sandwich with braised short rib and onion rings is
on our list of things to try. Rookies (70 Gerard St.,
Huntington 631-923-0424) baby back ribs are on the menu this
time around, and weve heard good, finger-licking things.
Moving south on the globe are the spicy flavors of Latin America.
At Latin fusion restaurant Perfecto Mundo (1141-1 Jericho
Turnpike, Commack, 631-864-2777), we love the chipotle-orange
BBQ glazed tilapia. It comes with black Thai rice, two-cabbage
slaw, a sweet Mandarin orange-mango salsa and coconut-lime
emulsion. Besito (402 New York Ave., Huntington 631-549-0100)
is making its entire menu of upscale Mexican available.
Jumping to the European continent, we hit Portugal; Fado (10
New St. Huntington/631-351-1010) is the place to go for a
taste of the country. Stopping in France, we might find ourselves
at Crew (134 New York Ave., Huntington 631-549-3338) whose
menu features a sinful looking cinnamon-spiced gnocchi with
duck confit, cranberries and orange zest. Well skip
Italy for now and land in Greece, where at Neraki (273 Main
St, Huntington 631-385-3474), a favorite of ours is the grilled
octopus appetizer and grilled porgy entrée. Vitae (54
New St., Huntington 631-385-1919) is reeling us in with the
pan-roasted Berkshire pork chop with sautéed onions,
hot and sweet cherry peppers, artichoke hearts and roasted
Yukon gold potatoes.
Now back to Italy, and who doesnt love Italian food?
There are quite a few Italian restaurants participating this
year, and its no secret that Jonathans (15 Wall
St., Huntington 631-549-0055) tops our list. On this years
menu is a Porcini ravioli with black truffle butter, morel
and asparagus. Amicale (872 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
Station 631-351-1727) has a braised New Zealand lamb shank
with mushroom and herb risotto, natural lamb jus and a cabernet
reduction that sounds delicious. At Guidos (345 Main
St., Huntington 631-424-3301), the shell papalina with prosciutto,
peas and shallots in white wine cream sauce caught our eye.
At Ravagh (335 Main St., Huntington 631-923-2050), we are
big fans of the Barg Kebob juicy strips of sirloin
marinated in a special age-old recipe. At Dao (92 East Main
St., Huntington 631-425-7788), the pineapple fried rice and
mango chicken in a sweet and fruity mango sauce caught our
There are too many menus to list, so check out www.dinehuntington.com
to get the full experience. Mangia! Bon appétit! Kalí
óreksi! Bom apetite! ¡Buen provecho!