GREAT CHEFS OF LI: Family Service
Leagues eagerly awaited annual fundraiser, Great Chefs
of Long Island, will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, 2-5 p.m. at the
Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The event features
Long Islands top chefs dishing out some of their finest
and honors Ken Silverman of SilvermanAcampora law firm with
a Community Leadership Award; Bank of America with a Corporate
Leadership Award; and John Tunney, owner of Besito and Honu
Kitchen & Cocktails, as Restaurateur of the Year. Tickets
are $175 in advance; proceeds benefit Family Service Leagues
community outreach programs. Call 631-427-3700, ext. 255 or
ART IMITATES LIFE: Huntington Restaurant
Week inspired more than appetites. It inspired an exhibit
at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Night on the Town
features works from the museums collection of nightlife
scenes including dining, dancing, music, theater and entertainment.
An evening out, whether in Huntington, Manhattan or rural
Pennsylvania, consists of myriad social interactions. Cafés,
sidewalks and the streetscape become places to see and be
seen, as revealed in artworks by Arthur Dove, Larry Fink,
George Luks, Man Ray, Larry Rivers and John Sloan, among others.
The exhibit is up through Jan. 2, 2011.
WILD MUSHROOM HUNT: On Sunday, naturalist/author
Wildman Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous
foraging tours of Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park. Brill
says the seashore is a special place for edible wild plants,
including delicious autumn olives, edible seaweeds and sea
rocket, a succulent mustard green that grows only in the sand
and tastes like its Japanese relative, wasabe. Other great
wild foods include black walnuts, Asian chestnuts, fox grapes,
common spicebush and sassafras, , and if there has been sufficient
rain, lots of gourmet mushrooms in the woods. The three-hour
walking tour begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24; $20/adult, $15/child.
Further information at www.wildmanstevebrill.com.
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