CLUBHOUSE PRIX FIXE: The Clubhouse (320 W. Jericho
Turnpike, Huntington 631-423-1155 clubhousesteaks.com), since
1962 the place for steaks, is now the place for prix-fixe
dining. Through January, The Clubhouse is offering a three-course
menu. Start with white truffle ravioli, clams casino, Caesar
salad or soup of the day; choose from boneless sirloin, catfish
and shrimp, chicken marsala or pork chop entrees before moving
on to choice of dessert, all for $30 per person.
DAO SQUARED: Word on the street is that the team that
brought you Dao New Asian Cuisine (92 E Main St., Huntington
631-425-7788 daorestaurant.com) is eyeing a second location
in Melville. All we can tell you is its on Route 110
near the LIE. Until we learn more, try their eclectic mix
of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and Malaysian cooking
at their Huntington location.
HAPPIEST HAPPY HOUR: Who has the best Friday night
Happy Hour in Huntington? Wed have to say its
a toss up between Bin 56 (6 Stewart Ave. 631-812-0060 bin56.com)
and Macs Steakhouse (12 Gerard St. 631-549-5300
macssteakhouse.com). At Bin 56, the Friday night 5-at-5 special
offers $5 wines by the glass and $5 tapas beginning at 5 p.m.
Its a great way to sample the eats and enjoy select
wines at an affordable price. Friday night at Macs Steakhouse
features two-for-one drinks and delicious passed hors doeuvres.
Try em both and e-mail your thoughts to Foodie@LongIslandernews.com.
PRIME TIME: Prime An American Kitchen and Bar
(117 New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 restaurantprime.com)
is making a weekend of Valentines Day. From Feb. 12
to Feb. 14, Prime celebrates Valentines Day with dinner
specials in addition to the full a la carte menu. Especially
appealing: The surf-and-turf special for two takes a Chinese
menu approach. Diners pair one from column A,
the Surf selections, with one from column B, the
Turf selections. Surf choices: 2-lb. Canadian hard shell lobster;
colossal prawns in a shellfish reduction; or Alaskan king
crab. Choices from the Turf side determine the price; choose
filet mignon ($88); Tellers Ribeye ($99) or Porterhouse
($134). Make your reservations early.
SENIOR MOMENT: Mondays are one day you can enjoy a
senior moment, as long as youre visiting Copenhagen
Bakery (75 Woodbine Ave., Northport 631-754-3256 copenhagenbakery.com).
Seniors get 20 percent off their purchases on Mondays, so
its a great day to stock up for the week. Drop in and
tell Fleming the Foodies sent you.
NO SECRET: The weekly specials are always innovative
and fun at 34 New Street (34 New St., Huntington 631-427-3434
34newstreet.com). Weekly specials change every Friday and
theyre never a secret. Just go to the website at www.34newstreet.com,
click on the chefs specials tab and plan your meal.
Dine At The Chefs Table: Porto Vivo (7 Gerard
St., Huntington 631-385-8486 www.porto-vivo.com), bares all
in the kitchen, at least with their exclusive
Chefs Table dining experience, offering diners a behind
the scenes look in Chef Steven Lecchis kitchen. The
evening begins with hors doeuvre and welcome cocktail
in the kitchen where youll meet the chef. Lecchi will
then prepare a five-course dinner served at the communal table
for 16. The menu: Amuse-Bouche: creamed egg with smoked salmon
and chives; first course: lobster and foie gras ravioli, lemon-ginger
lobster sauce; second course: steamed Dover sole with herbed
mouseline and champagne-caviar sauce; third course: creamy
polenta and Tuscan braised rabbit; fourth course: roast rack
of lamb, lamb osso bucco and tomato-Fontina grilled cheese;
dessert: caramelized pineapple, sage pot au crème and
macadamia nut shortbread.
The Foodies were at the inaugural Chefs Table in 2009
and it was a marvelous opportunity to see the kitchen at work
and enjoy a first class dining experience.
Porto Vivos Chefs Table is Tuesday, Jan. 26 at
6:30 p.m. The cost is $89 per person.
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