THINK PINK: Michael and Kurt Bohlsen, owners of
The Bohlsen Restaurant Group, in support of local breast cancer
coalitions, will donate $1 from Think Pink menu items ordered
in October at their leading Long Island restaurants: Prime:
An American Kitchen and Bar, Tellers Chophouse and H2O
Seafood Grill. As local business owners born and raised
on Long Island, serving and employing Long Islanders, each
restaurant will support its local breast cancer coalition,
said Michael Bohlsen. The cause is so near to
our hearts as a family and as an employer. The work local
breast cancer coalitions do is very helpful to the people
in the communities in which we live and work. Diners
at Prime (117 New York Avenue, Huntington 631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com)
will raise funds for Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition (www.hbcac.org),
and pink baseball hats will be available for an extra $5 donation
to the coalition. Pink touches are at the heart of the dinner
menus: appetizers of king crab roll with pink watermelon radish,
avocado and tobbikko; pink chiogga beet risotto with olive
oil poached shrimp and tarragon; tuna tartare with avocado
purée, soy sesame vinaigrette and wonton crisp; and
cream of tomato soup with mini-truffled grilled cheese. Among
the main courses will be hanger steak with Hawaiian pink sea
salt with roasted garlic potato gratin and escarole; perfectly
pink rack of lamb with cranberry bean ragout and lamb jus;
and pan-roasted pink snapper with coconut Thai rice and grapefruit
papaya salsa. Sweet endings include pink champagne cake with
raspberry mousse and coconut sorbet; red velvet cake with
pink ribbon mousse; and raspberry crème brulée.
Shades of pink extend to the drinks menu as well with rosé
and sparkling pink wines by the glass, and pink cocktails
like the French Kiss, Island Sunset, Pink Cougar, Cocoa Chanel
and Love Cocktail.
DINE AROUND TOWN: Dine Around The Town, an
evening of gourmet foods, wines and desserts, will be held
on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Appliance World in Huntington village.
The night will benefit the homeless in the community by raising
funds for the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI).
Guests will enjoy delicious specialties from some of the most
popular restaurants in town: Besito, Rookies, Mascali, Quezalcoatl,
Harbor Club, Show Win, Bonwit Inn and 34 New Street. Sumptuous
desserts will follow from A Rise Above, Reinwald's, Copenhagen
Bakery and Cupcake Gourmet. And what would great food be without
fine wine? An impressive selection of wines by Pindar and
Banfi wineries will be offered, along with beer from Blue
Point brewery. A Chinese Auction, special entertainment and
raffles will make the evening even more exciting. All funds
raised will go to HIHI, a coalition of over 30 local houses
of worship, working together to house the homeless each winter.
HIHIs respite program operates seven nights a week,
housing and feeding on average 25 guests per night for 20
weeks a year from late November to April. Last winter HIHI
served a record number of guests and expects high occupancy
this winter as well. Dine Around The Town tickets are $50/person,
$85/couple. For tickets call 631-427-0679.
NEW AT JONATHANS: Jonathans Ristorante (15
Wall Street, Huntington, NY 631-549-0055) had added some new
menu items to their dinner menu. Menu items are as follows:
Insalata Invernale with grilled asparagus, zucchini, beets,
arugula, Gorgonzola, caramelized walnuts ($11); Spaghetti
with pancetta, grape tomatoes, pecorino ($19); Orecchiette
with lamb sausage, chilies, swiss chard ($21); Gamberi in
padella alla puttanesca sautéed tiger shrimp,
fresh tomato, olives, capers and basil sauce with broccolini
and jasmine rice ($24); and Halibut con peperonata with slow-cooked
peppers in tomato sauce, jasmine rice and asparagus ($26).
CUPPA GEORGIOS: The new collectible coffee mugs
are in at Georgios Coffee Roasters (146 Jericho Tpke,
Huntington Station 631-470-7797 www.georgioscoffee.com). Pick
them up at the store along with a pound or two of your favorite
coffee. Better yet, youll get one free when you participate
in one of Georgios informative and entertaining cupping
sessions. Your choice, Sunday Oct. 18 or Nov. 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
$20/pp includes a pound of coffee or one of those nifty new
coffee mugs. Call 516 238-2999 to reserve your spot.
AN ALE OF THEIR OWN: Chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Tavern
(Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook 631-751-0555
www.threevillageinn.com) presents a five-course tasting dinner
on Thursday, Oct. 1, featuring Blue Point Brewing Company.
Lessings Hospitality, which owns and operates Mirabelle
Tavern and Mirabelle Restaurant at Three Village Inn, teams
up with Blue Point Brewing Company to launch Lessings
first ale to be introduced during the dinner. Reservations
are recommended beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mark Burford, brewmaster
and owner of Blue Point Brewery, will be the guest speaker
for the evening. There will also be live music by Big
Blue Whales. The five-course dinner costs $55 per person,
plus tax and gratuity. There will be brewery specials
from Blue Point Brewery throughout October with creative cocktails
and reduced tapas during Mirabelle Taverns Tapas
& Tinis every Friday from 9 p.m.
ESTEBAN RETURNS: Porto Vivo (7 Gerard St., Huntington
631-385-8486, www. porto-vivo.com) will host live music by
renowned guitarist Esteban on four nights in October.
Esteban will play on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 7 and
8, and Oct. 14 and 15 starting at 9 p.m. The live music will
be in the bar and lounge area on the second floor. The bar
will be offering Porto Vivos world-class wine list as
well as the imaginative cocktail menu with concoctions such
as pineapple-basil daiquiri, Riviera sunrise, tomato basil
martini, rhubarb Bellini; blueberry and ginger margarita;
and the signature cocktail, the Porto Vivo sour, made with
calvados and fresh housemade apple juice. A separate martini
menu offers creative martinis such as lychee, James Bond,
Peachy, Espresso and red mandarin.
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