SWEETNESS AT SWALLOW: Our favorite
small plates restaurant has some seasonal items on the menu,
so we stopped by Swallow (366 New York Ave., Huntington 631-547-5388
www.swallowrestaurant.com) to indulge our watering mouths.
We nearly melted in our seats with one bite of the Chili Prawns
($16), four sweet prawns swimming in a red sauce made with
garlic, Thai chilies and ginger. Thank goodness the succulent
red sauce was served with two big slices of Texas Toast to
slop it up with. The Vietnamese Spare Ribs ($13, in a ginger
caramel sauce) are a fall-off-the-bone must these days.
COOKING, THE TWO BLONDES WAY: The kids are back to school.
Why shouldnt you go, too? Dena and the gang at Two Blondes
and a Stove (22 Clinton Ave., Huntington village 631-673-1300)
are offering a series of cooking classes that will have you
dishing out delights in no time. Start on Monday, Oct. 22
by learning basic Italian, where the Blondes will share family
recipes and show how easy authentic Italian can be. Menu:
zucchini pancakes, penne with homemade Sunday Sauce
and mozzarella-stuffed meatballs and panna cotta. Or explore
Ultimate Brunch Ideas on Nov. 5, where you can learn how to
create a mouth-watering brunch for any occasion. Menu: ultimate
baked goodies, lemon ricotta pancakes with roasted apples,
sausage and Swiss chard strata. Prompt 7 p.m. start time,
$100 p.p. plus tax and gratuity; reservations a must.
PIE: As the leaves start changing color, the ovens
start warming up for autumn. And that means Youngs Farm
is hard at work making a dazzling display of decadent pies
for the Hogans to offer up at Sweetie Pies On Main (181
Main St., Cold Spring Harbor 631-367-9500). Heres some
of the list apple, apple crisp, dark cherry, peach
pie, Toll House Cookie pie, raspberry peach, pear crumb, pecan
and pumpkin. Those who have a sweet tooth but special dietary
needs, fear not: theres a gluten-free chocolate almond
torte and sugarless bumbleberry.
MORE NERAKI: Seafood fans, check this out: Greek hotspot and
DineHuntington favorite Neraki (273 Main St., Huntington 631-385-3474)
announced theyll be opening up three hours earlier on
Sundays, moving the start time up from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. And
for anybody who appreciates the freshest catch around, thats
very good news, indeed.
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