RESTAURANT WEEK EXTENDED: The
only thing better than Huntington Restaurant Week is more
Huntington Restaurant Week. With so many restaurants and just
8 days, the list of restaurants we want to try is always longer
than the list of restaurants we actually get to dine at. If
Port Vivo (7 Gerard St., Huntington Village 631-385-8486 porto-vivo.com)
was on your list, heres good news: Porto Vivo has extended
Huntington Restaurant Week. It will continue through this
coming Sunday, Oct. 21. Check their website for the menu.
BABY ON BOARD: Congratulations to Bobby and Amy Oliva, owners
of Restaurant Joanina (35 Gerard St., Huntington Village 631-549-2727
restaurantjoanina.com) on the birth of their first child.
Brady Oliva was born on Oct. 5 and weighed in at 9 lbs., 5
oz. Congratulazioni, Bobby and Amy!
LATE FROM THE GATE: A newcomer this year to Huntington Restaurant
Week, Grill 454 (88 Veterans Highway, Commack 631-499-4454
grill454.com) had some unforeseen circumstances arise that
prevented them from participating during the Restaurant Week
dates. So, owner Lenny Passarelli you may know the
family name from The Corner House in Huntington simply
moved Huntington Restaurant Week at Grill 454 to the week
of Oct. 21-28. Give the new steak house on the block on a
warm welcome, and enjoy a 3-course meal for $24.95.
WINE & VITAE: Tony DeMarco, a fine wine consultant with
Lieber Bros. distributors, will talk and pour for a wine tasting
dinner at Vitae Restaurant (12 New St., Huntington Village
631-385-1919 vitaeli.com). The dinner will feature KWV wines
from South Africa paired with Executive Chef Steve Del Limas
offerings on a four-course menu prepared especially for this
night. The dinner is $65 per person and will begin at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Space is limited, so reserve early.
CUPPING EVENT: Foodie friend and one-time Huntington Station
coffee purveyor Georgio Testani will host a cupping of what
hes calling the rarest coffees in the world at his store,
Georgios Coffee Roasters (1965 New Highway, Farmingdale
516-238-2999 georgioscoffee.com), later this month. Testani
who can be fussy about coffee brewing will talk
about and demonstrate his brewing techniques to a small audience
on Saturday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. Each guest will get an education
along with an expertly brewed cup of three rare coffees: Essmeralda
Geisha from Panama, currently selling at $100 a pound; El
Injerto Pacu from Guatemala ($40/lb.) and for a spectacular
ending, Kopi Luwaki from Indonesia ($250/lb.) Cost is $20
per person and advance reservations are a must.
TASTE OF ITALY: Piccolo Mundo (1870 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington
631-462-0718 piccolomundoli.com) kicks off a 20-week celebration
of the culinary traditions of Italy this week. Every Wednesday,
Chef John DeSilva will pay tribute to the world capital of
food by serving a 5-course meal, with wine, inspired by a
region of Italy, for $34.95 per person. First up, a Tuscany-inspired
menu on October 24.
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