INTO THE CELLAR: With Wine Cellar Dinners approaching,
fans should gear up for a big March at Ruvo restaurants (63
Broadway, Greenlawn 631-261-7700 and 105 Wynn Lane, Port Jefferson
631-476-3800). Port Jeff is up first at 7 p.m. on March 3,
followed by Greenlawn three weeks later. The five-course menu
boasts Crispy Maine Lobster Cake, with Moshe, ratatouille
and roasted beet oil paired with 07 Vino Blanco, Channing
Daughters, North Fork, N.Y., followed by Roasted Maya Prawns
with shaved fennel and gala apple salad, sherry vinegar and
toasted walnut oil with 07 Chardonnay Far Niente,
Napa, Calif. Third course is homemade Braised Oxtail Ravioli,
with tomato ragu and sheeps milk ricotta paired with
04 Nebbiolo dAlba Occhetti, Prunotto, Alba, Piemonte,
followed by Stuffed Veal Scallopini, filled with braised mustard
greens and winter chestnuts over porcini risotto and red wine
reduction. For wine, enjoy a 98 Flaccianello Della
Pieve, Fontodi Panzano, Toscana (Sangiovese). Tahitian
Vanilla Gelato and Tart Cherry Sauce is dessert. Seats are
$100 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call either location
to make a reservation or visit www.ruvorestaurant.com.
HEY WING NUTS: Tuesdays are wing nights at Wild Hog
(508 New York Ave./Route 110, Melville 631-629-4671 wildhogbarandgrill.com).
Enjoy 25-cent wings and $2 Budweisers from 4 p.m. to closing.
This hot spot for barbecue excels in the wing department;
smoked chicken wings are seasoned in their famous rub and
served with carrots and celery. Chow down!
RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR: Arthur Glad will be honored
by the Suffolk County Restaurant and Tavern Association as
its Restaurateur of the Year in June during a dinner at Dockers
in East Quogue. Glad owns Pumpernickels Restaurant (640
Main St., Northport 631-757-7959 pumpernickelsofnorthport.com)
where German specialties and some of the areas best
seafood dominate the menu.
HAITI FUNDRAISER: Rookies Sports Club (70 Gerard St.,
Huntington 631-923-0424 rookiesny.com) will host a fundraiser
to benefit the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund on Thursday, March
4, beginning at 9 p.m. There will be a $20 donation at the
door, drink and appetizer specials, music by DJ Tony Troffa
and many raffles. Proceeds from the door and raffles will
go to the Red Cross.
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