THINK PINK: During October, pink touches
will abound on the menu at Prime - An American Kitchen and
Bar (117 New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com)
and all the restaurants of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group. For
national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Bohlsen family
will donate $1-2 from each Think Pink menu item ordered at
Prime, H2O Seafood Grill, Tellers Chophouse, Verace and Beachtree.
Each restaurant will support its local breast cancer coalition,
said Primes 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. Primes
Think Pink orders will benefit the Huntington Breast Cancer
Action Coalition (www.hbcac.org). Pink touches are at the
heart of the dinner menus co-designed by Corporate Chef Cornelius
Gallagher with Executive Chef Gregg Lauletta. There will be
appetizers of spicy shrimp roll with pink watermelon radish
and avocado; creamless tomato bisque with paprika, yogurt
and claw crabmeat; frisee and pink grapefruit with pancetta
and pomegranate dressing. Main courses include salmon that
is pan-seared with pearl onions, pink lentils, bacon and red
wine, and, grilled with mustard greens, wild rice and pomegranate
reduction; a broiled Berkshire pork chop with roasted potato,
spinach and papaya mustard, and tupelo honey glazed pork tenderloin
with pink lady apple chutney, sweet potatoes and pink peppercorns.
Pastas range from fresh rotini with lobster, squash blossoms
and roasted elephant garlic to shrimp penne a la vodka with
oven-dried tomatoes, broccolini and pink sauce. Sweet endings
include strawberries with pink Champagne zabaglione, pear
raspberry oatmeal streusel, pumpkin cheesecake with candied
pumpkin seeds, pomegranate sorbet with peppermint sauce and
red velvet cake. Even the drinks are pink, with a special
selection of rosé wines by the glass, and cocktails
like the Pink Cougar and the French Kiss.
NO END TO SUMMER: Blackstone Steakhouse (10 Pinelawn
Road, Melville 631-271-7780) is determined to keep the summer
fun alive. Enjoy live music on Thursday nights as Randy Jackson
performs from 7-11 p.m. Or take half off a bottle of wine
more than $100 on Fridays. Sundays at Blackstone are
Surf & Turf Sundays, where dinner for two includes salads,
sides and desserts for $99.99.
STIMULATE YOUR SENSES: sight, sound and taste
at Huntington's newest, soon-to-be open hotspot The Black
Lantern (10 Wall St., Huntington 631-275-1493), which will
feature music, dining and modern decor. Relax downstairs with
a cocktail at the bar and lounge, then head upstairs to the
sushi den to enjoy a full-scale sushi menu at what will be
Long Island's first registered eco-friendly restaurant.
ALL JERRY, NO BEN: Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream co-founder
and Merrick native Jerry Greenfield will drop by the Ben &
Jerrys Ice Cream shop at 295 Main St. in Huntington
village (631-470-0635 www.benjerry.com/huntingtonvillage)
this Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Store owner Eileen Kelly said
the ice cream guru is in town for his sixth-grade class reunion.
As long as hes in town, He wanted to come by and
meet our customers, Kelly said. So go be a customer
and meet half the team that brought the world Cherry Garcia.
SMOOTHIES: Red Mango Yogurt is coming to Huntington
village. Residents are already peering into the window of
the yogurt and smoothie chains upcoming 24 Wall St.
location, which promises self-serve yogurt and an array of
fresh blended drinks. The nationally renowned company will
bring more competition for the frozen treat dollar in a village
already boasting two ice cream shops and a Tasti D-Lite; Yogurt
Crazy self-serve is also on the way. And Red Mangos
next-door neighbor? Juice Box, which specializes in smoothies.
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