Tasting The Town
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
Exquisite food, great raffles and wonderful company, all to
support a worthwhile cause. But how to cover all of that at
once? If you were at Appliance World for A Taste of
the Town on May 3, it was very easy.
The event, presented by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians,
Division 4 Mary Robinson, raised money to support abused women
and children in Huntington and local food pantries. In exchange
for $50 a head, guests had a chance to sample cuisine from
some of their favorite restaurants, freshly prepared on Appliance
Worlds gourmet kitchens and get a sneak peek
at something new and exciting.
That new kid on the block would be Jellyfish (441 East Main
St., Centerport) the long-awaited causal, family fine dining
spot by Thatched Cottage owner Ralph Colamussi. He prepared
a sumptuous selection of his upcoming offerings big,
tender mussels in either a traditional white wine and garlic
or an exotic, aromatic curry broth; bone-warming, savory clam
chowder and the piece de resistance lobster sliders.
Boasting a faint citrus note, juicy lobster is piled generously
on toasted slider buns, creating a delightful combination
of textures and flavors. Its sure to be on our must-have
list once Ralph opens up shop.
A short distance away, Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar (54
New Street, Huntington) Executive Chef Steve DeLima was hard
at work at another kitchen island preparing his pistachio-crusted
red snapper with roasted pepper, asparagus and goat cheese
quinoa and chardonnay-pesto butter. Its a cool, complex
dish that balances powerful flavors in a delicate, harmonious
Eddie and Allison Nobre, owners of Portuguese hotspot Fado
(10 New St., Huntington) showed off traditional cuisine like
bacalhau a bras, a flavorful, delightful shredded cod dish.
They also prepared crab croquettes, sautéed mushrooms
and marinated filet of sole, poured plenty of glasses of their
Fado wine and entertained diners from behind the kitchen island.
And Nisen of Woodbury (7967 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury) brought
fine cuisine from the Far East to receptive diners as they
sampled spicy tuna gyoza, with guacamole, spicy aioli and
truffle oil; popular kobe meatballs in a Teriyaki glaze and
wasabi aioli; and cool, crunchy and flavorful miso glazed
black cod lettuce cups.
If you were one of the smart ones who paced yourself well,
there was plenty more to enjoy. Macs Steakhouse (12
Gerard St., Huntington) offered up its macaroni and cheese;
Finnegans (5 Wall St., Huntington) showed again why
its ringing in its 100th year this summer with superbly
rich, decadent and comforting Shepherds Pie, and Mr.
Sausage (3 Union Place, Huntington) offered up additional
goodies to enjoy.
It would be hard to leave an event like this without feeling
satisfied. Not only because of the spread youd just
enjoyed that speaks for itself, but the satisfaction
of knowing a great night out helped make somebodys life
a little better.