SOME BEANS: Ever
wonder what a $10 cup of coffee tastes like? Get yourself
to Georgios Coffee Roasters (146 West Jericho Tpke.
Huntington 631-470-7797 www.georgioscoffee.com) and try a
cup of their newest arrival, Panama Esmeralda Gesha (some
spell it Geisha) coffee. The flavor is wonderful vanilla with
peach notes followed by a lingering clean finish, says Georgio.
The Peterson Estate produces about 6,000 pounds of this single
origin bean; Georgio has about 1 percent of the crop. It sold
out last year and will sell out again this year. Price is
(are you sitting down?) $100 per pound or $10 for a 12-ounce cup,
BBQ THROWDOWN: Long Islander Foodie Peter Sloggatt
will be one of the judges for a BBQ Throwdown (Were
guessing Bobby Flay couldnt make it.) at the Fountainhead
Congregation Church (782 Larkfield Road, East Northport 631-462-5048).
Three of Long Islands top barbeque restaurants will
be going head-to-head for best ribs, best pulled pork, best
chicken and best brisket. Its going to be a battle.
The competitors are Smoking Sloes of Northport, Armadillo
Grille of Babylon and Glen Coves Big Apple BBQ, the
new home of local rib legend Poppa Rick. (Poppa Ricks
ramshackle eatery, opposite the entrance to Oheka Castle,
had a strong following, but the rib master fell off the radar
after the Town of Oyster Bay shut him down several years ago.)
The event is a fundraiser to help Fountainhead Congregation
complete a parking lot paving project. Dinner tickets are
$11 per person and includes Smoking Sloes pulled pork,
BBQ chicken or beef brisket with two sides. The family fun
day also includes musical entertainment, rides, raffles and
more. Order tickets at 631-462-5048.
PERFECTO MUNDO: Just in time for Dine Huntington Restaurant
Week in October, Chef Steve Del Lima, previously of Wild Fin
and Black and Blue, is set to open a place of his own. Del
Limas Perfecto Mundo will be a Latin fusion bistro with
an emphasis on seafood. Its located at the former Maize
Cantina, 1141-1 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, in the Northgate
Shopping Center. Welcome back, Steve.
ROYAL TREATMENT: Enjoy an exclusive dining experience
culminating in the tasting of a century-old cognac
Louis XIII de Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac
on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., at Blackstone Steakhouse (10
Pinelawn Road, Melville, 631-271-7780. www.blackstonesteakhouse.com).
Start with amuse-bouche, a selection of mixed cheese and crackers
and a cognac cocktail. Appetizer: seafood salad, lobster and
crabmeat served over mixed green salad with sliced avocado,
heirloom tomatoes, green beans and citrus vinaigrette, alongside
Rémy Martin VSOP served frozen. Salad: grilled Portobello
mushrooms napoleon, beefsteak tomato, red and yellow roasted
peppers, fresh mozzerella, baby arugula with balsamic and
basil oil, served with Rémy Martin 1738. Main course:
charbroiled 12-ounce prime dry-aged sirloin, fresh herb-roasted
fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus and wild mushroom truffle
demi, serve with Sterling cabernet sauvignon reserve. Dessert:
Blackstone cake layers of blackout cake, chocolate
mousse, praline crunch, bittersweet satin filling and dark
chocolate ganache served with Rémy Martin XO.
Evening features guest speaker Louis XIII brand ambassador
Remi Brabant. $113. Reservations required.
PRIME SIGHTINGS: Stars of sport and screen recently
dined at Prime-An American Kitchen and Bar (117 New York Ave.
631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com ). James Caan, celebrating
the opening of his film Middle Man, dined with
friends on the porch at Prime on Sunday, Aug. 8. The acting
heavy kept it light, dining on a spinach salad and shrimp
cocktail while sipping 12-year-old Glenlivit Scotch. A day
earlier, the day after interviewing A-Rod about his 600th
home run, CBS WFAN Radio host Mike Francesca dined at Prime
with wife and friends. During his meal, Francesa asked regularly
for updates about the days game. Chef Gregg Lauletta
also presented the party with a surprise course, truffled
risotto with maitake mushrooms. More sports stars made the
Prime roster on Aug. 8 when NY Islanders GM Garth Snow and
goalie Rick DiPietro were guests at a private party.
Send news of the
world to Foodie@LongIslandernews.com