A BLUE NOTE: Blue as in sad, because some favorite
dining spots are closing their doors. In East Northport, The
Blue Room has been sold. Anastasia who has commuted
to the restaurant from New York City all these years
wants to be closer to her soon-to-be fiancé; Nick is
taking the summer off. The partners brought beautiful music
to the East Northport dining scene. Sound another blue note
for The Cookes Inn in Huntington Station as Juanita
is taking a long-overdue retirement. Juanitas rib-sticking,
multinational home cooking made the one-time diner on New
York Avenue a destination. Shell be a tough act to follow.
MOTHERS DAY AT JONATHANS: Show Mom your
love dont cook. Jonathans Ristorante (15
Wall Street, Huntington, 631-549-0055) will be offering a
prix fixe brunch and a la carte dinner menu for Mothers
Day, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The brunch is
$28 per person and $14 for children under 10, plus tax and
gratuity. Menu highlights for the brunch include Gazpacho;
Smoked salmon with crème fraiche, caviar and baby greens,
and a Foodie favorite, Pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage
sauce with parmigiano shavings and amaretto cookie dust. Main
courses: Homemade waffles or French toast with berries and
gelato; Frittata primavera with goat cheese, tomato and arugula
salad; Porcini ravioli with wild mushrooms and Parmigiano
sauce, and many more. There are dinner specials as well. Reservations
are a must.
MACS FOR MOM: The Mothers Day brunch
buffet at Macs Steakhouse (12 Gerard Street, Huntington
village 631-549-5300 macssteakhouse.com) begins at 11a.m.
Sunday, May 12. The package includes unlimited bloody marys,
screwdrivers, mimosas, sparkling wine, and a sumptuous selection
of eggs with bacon, sausage and home fries, French toast,
salads, mini Bagels, muffins, croissant, or Danish, smoked
salmon, house baked cold cuts, sushi rolls, fresh fruit salad
and more. Theres something for everyone and at $39 a
person ($15 children under 10), you can bring the whole family.
PANINI PARADISE: We Foodies have a nose for whats
new, and weve been eagerly awaiting the opening of La
Bottega Italian Gourmet on Wall Street in Huntington village.
Its the sixth Long Island location for the store that
was first started in Garden City in 2003 by Italian natives
Guiseppe and Marisa Ruta. With more than 60 panini and 25
salads on the menu, it will take quite a while to decide which
is our favorite
but we look forward to trying. Get a
sneak preview at labottegagourmet.com. Benvenuti, La Bottegga!
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