PRIX FIXE: Blue Honu (363 New York Ave.nue, Huntington,
631-421-6900) introduces a three-course prix fixe menu for
$24.95. The menu will be offered Sunday through Friday till
6:30 p.m. First course, choose from: Crab and corn bisque
with lump crab and fresh herbs, Tender beef satay with wasabi
mustard, Totsoi greens with raspberries, macadamia nuts and
goat cheese, or Seared Ahi Tuna with wasabi drizzle, cucumber
and ogo seaweed; Second course: Roasted garlic and ginger-crusted
striped bass, champagne lobster sauce; Grilled filet mignon
with horseradish sauce and red wine reduction ($10 additional);
Maui onion burger with fried onions, American cheese and haystack
potatoes; Roasted Chicken with green curry and long beans;
Mahi mahi with crab and coconut crust with papaya beurre blanc;
Dessert: Traditional maladsadas or Mango sorbet martini.
AOL #1 PIZZA: Dix Hills resident Bill Massa
has a lot to crow about. His Huntington Station pizza joint
has just been voted number one pizzeria by the 2007 AOL City
Guide. We’ve known of their fine coal fired brick oven
pizza for years before Bill opened his place at 146 Jericho
Turnpike (631-935-0200), just one block west of 110. The family
has been in the business for years and have mastered baking
brick oven pizza at temperatures exceeding 900 degrees. The
LI Zagat’s said Massa’s is “pizza worth
driving for.” The first of Bill’s family’s
pizzerias opened in East Harlem in 1933. In 1990 uncle Patsy
Grimaldi expanded the biz to Brooklyn. Next Bill’s cousins
opened Foodie favorite Salvatore’s on Shore Road in
Port Washintgon. Then in 2004 Bill carried on the family tradition
with Huntington’s own coal fired brick oven pizzeria.
And now the world has discovered it. Stop in have a slice
or a pie – it’s different and many of us think
better. Tell Bill the Foodies sent you.
BRUNCH: The Mansion at The Woodlands (1 Southwoods
Road, Woodbury, 516-921-5707, www.WoodlandsAtWoodbury.com)
has announced a new and lavish Sunday Brunch Buffet, 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m., $30 per person plus tax/gratuity. Cold
Seafood Display: Shrimp Cocktail, Clams & Oysters on the
Half Shell, Tuscan Seafood Salad; Carving Station: NY Sirloin,
Roasted Free Range Turkey Breast; Chef’s Omelet Station;
Hot Entrees: Banana Stuffed Croissant French Toast, Assorted
Flavored Pancakes, Potato Pancakes, Bacon &
Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with
Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Tilapia with Jasmine Rice; Plus:
Muffins, Croissants and Bagels, Fresh Fruit with Yogurt and
Granola, Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, Sliced Italian
Cured Meats, Assorted Mixed Green Salads, and a complimentary
brunch cocktail. Reservations please. Yum-o!
WINEMAKING: Huntington’s Robert Palmer,
owner of the Palmer Vineyards in Aquebogue, saw the last of
his grapes plucked from the vines, crushed and fermented into
wine a little more than three months ago. His new winemaker
Miguel Martin directed the operation and delayed the picking
believing this year’s harvest would produce some powerful
wining wines. We’re told that tank samples of Palmer’s
whites are fragrant, fruity and crisp with good mouth feel.
The reds are dark, suggestive of black fruit and softly tannic.
The results, according to the winemaker Martin are pleasing.
“At this stage they are all good wines. But the early
tastes are only hints of what is to come. “This tells
you what the vintage was like, but not what the wines will
be,” said Martin, adding, more finishing, aging and
blending are on his agenda. The Palmer Vineyards tasting room
on Route 48 in Aquebogue is modeled on an old British pub.
Learn more at palmervineyards.com, or call 631-722-9463 ext.
DINNER DEAL: The Snapper Inn (500 Shore Drive,
Oakdale, 631-589-0248) offers a $12.99 two-course dinner special
every Wednesday night! Dinner is served starting after 4 p.m.
and reservations are recommended. The two-course menu
includes a house salad and the entrée menu items change
weekly. Sample Entrees: Slow Smoked beef brisket, Mahi Mahi
with Asian Vegetables, Roast Loin of Pork with Escarole, Sea
Scallops with Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetable Ravioli
with Red Pepper Sauce.
IT’S BEDLAM: The staff at Bedlam Street
Fish and Clam Company is excited about the response they’ve
been getting to the restaurant’s new renovation
and changes to the menu. To make things more exciting,
they are offering: Tuesdays - “Pay What you Think Your
Meal Is Worth.” You may think they’re crazy, but
they really mean it. Alcohol, tax and tip not included.
Price Fixe Menu - Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-7:30.
This bargain includes three courses and two glasses of wine,
plus coffee or tea, for only $29.95.
AND ALL THAT: Grasso’s has a new tasting
menu available Sunday thru Thursday, for only $35; with wine
$50. The menu changes weekly. Just think,
five courses, preceded by Chef’s Amuse Bouche and followed
by Chef’s Bon Bon. Sounds like a Foodie happening
you can check it out by clicking on “Tasting Menu”
FOOD FACT: The English muffin was created by Samuel Thomas
– in the United States, not England — around 1880
at his bakery on 20th street in Manhattan.
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