JAZZ & WAFFLES: Whats better than a few
hours of live jazz on a lazy Sunday morning? How about jazz
and waffles! Head to Caffe Portofino (249 Main St., Northport
631-262-7656 www.caffeportofino11768.com) this March 21, for
Sunday Jazz Brunch! Music starts at 10 a.m. and goes
strong until 12:30 p.m. RSVP is a great idea.
WINE AND CHOCOLATE: The right chocolate paired with
the perfect wine can create a memorable tasting experience.
Through a guided tasting, learn how to identify the complementary
flavors of wine and chocolate and discover a fun new way to
enjoy your favorite pleasures. Northport Tasting Room
(70 Main St., Northport Village 631-261-0642) hosts a repeat
of its Valentines Day wine and chocolate pairing event
on March 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For $65 per person youll
enjoy six wines, chocolate-covered strawberries and five exotic
chocolates. Stay for music and dinner after the event. Call
to reserve your place.
CALORIE COUNTERS DELIGHT: The Lite Choice (293
Main St., Huntington 631-351-LITE) is having its grand opening
on March 20 from noon to 10 p.m. Stop by to try a
free small cup with one topping (excluding fruit) all day. The
Lite Choice is a frozen dessert that is 100 percent natural
and organic, containing no corn syrup or additives, and is
available in 70 different flavors every day.
BREAKFAST AT THE VANDERBILT: Heres your chance
to see how the other half lived. Bring your children to Eagles
Nest, formerly home of George Vanderbilt III and now the Suffolk
County Vanderbilt Museum (180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
631-854-5579 www.vanderbiltmuseum.org) for a special Easter
breakfast and an egg hunt on April 3. The Vanderbilts
long-standing spring event includes: Bunny Breakfast at 9
a.m. followed by an egg hunt in the Vanderbilt Rose Garden
(weather permitting), an Easter basket and bonnet parade,
games, photos with Bunny and Lil Chick, and a special
planetarium show, A Trip to the Planets, at 10:15
a.m. Adults $30, $25 members; children $18, $15 members. Reserve
tickets by phone or on the museums website.
HAMPTONS RESTAURANT WEEK: Its far afield but
for serious foodies, the opportunity to try some of the East
Ends finest restaurants at a prix-fixe price is worth
the drive. Hamptons Restaurant Week offers just that opportunity.
From March 21 through March 28, participating restaurants
offer $24.95 and/or $19.95 three-course prix-fixe dinners.
Some restaurants are taking it further, offering discounted
bottles of Long Island wine for $19.95 and/or $24.95. More
than 60 establishments are participating. Visit www.hamptonsrestaurantweek.com.
GOT CORNED BEEF? The parade went on despite Sundays
rain, but the crowds of thousands stayed home. Expect to see
deals on corned beef at Huntington area restaurants for days
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