SUMMER TREAT: There’s a new Summer Prix Fixe
Menu at at Jonathan?s Ristorante (15 Wall Street, 631 549-0055)
available Sunday through Thursday from 5 -10 p.m. and Friday
from 5 7 p.m. Try the $27.95pp (plus tip). Primi: Gazpacho;
Eggplant Parmigiana; Baby arugula and fresh tomato; Wild Mushroom
Risotto in truffle oil; Smoked Scottish Salmon with asparagus;
Sautéed baby artichokes with basil oil +$5. Secondi:
Thinly pounded double pork chop with potato, cipolline and
artichokes; Grilled tiger shrimp, fregola salad, French string
beans and pesto sauce; Roasted salmon, horseradish cream sauce
and baby root vegetables; Half free-range chicken with Tuscan
herbs and own juices; Gnocchi Bolognese Sesame Crusted Ahi
Tuna with teriyaki sauce and braised Swiss chard +$9. Dolci:
Panna Cotta; Flourless Chocolate Cake; Gelato.
SOUP NAZI: George Costanza better watch out
next time he’s in Centerreach. The original real “Soup
Nazi” that inspired the memorable Seinfeld character
and episode is coming to Long Island. In 1984, “SoupMan”
Al Yeganeh who set the standard for delicious, soups and absurd
rules at his New York City location, Soup Kitchen International.
Now he has partnered with Cold Stone Creamery to launch a
co-branded franchise which serves both ice cream and soup
with three of its seven initial stores to open on Long Island
this month in Patchogue, Centereach, and Bridgehampton. Go
visit, but you better be ready when it’s your time to
JET FUEL: One Foodie Fan write of her experience
at Chrebet’s (1002 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, 516
489-8080), the restaurant/sports lounge bearing the name of
its nominal owner, former Jet wide receiver Wayne Chrebet:
“It’s awesome! Beautiful lounge area downstairs
with leather couches and upstairs is a beautiful restaurant,
enormous bar and dance floor,” she exclaims. “But
the main attraction there is Paulie, the fire-wielding/bottle
slinging, fire-juggling bartender. He lit 2 bottles on fire,
juggled them, lit the entire bar on fire and then for the
grand finale blew fire from his mouth. It was insane.”
Hot stuff, hot waitresses, hot time!
SUNSET DINNER: Four Food Studio and Cocktail
Salon (515 Broadhollow Road, Melville, 631 577-4444) is offering
a sunset dinner prix fixe every night from 4 p.m. until 6:30
p.m. The price is $29 plus applicable taxes and gratuity.
In addition, a “celebrity” wine flight (three
3-ounce pours), featuring a Francis Ford Coppola Sauvignon
Blanc, a Jerry Garcia Merlot and Greg Norman Cabernet-Merlot,
will be available for $15. Menu selections include:
Start: Four Market Salad, Soup of the Day, Fiery Crispy Calamari,
Four Cheese Flatbread, Marinated Hamachi. Main: Grilled Skirt
Steak 8 Herb and Mustard Gnocchi; Wood Grilled Salmon; Syrah
Braised Short Ribs; Dry aged NY Strip Steak. Dessert: Chocolate
Banana Spring Rolls; Coconut Tapioca; Vanilla Bean Cheesecake;
Sorbet and Berries; Fondue Party for Two.
WINEMAKER WEDNESDAYS: Join Peconic Bay Winery’s
winemaker, Greg Gove, for an exciting behind-the-scenes tour
of the vineyards and winery to see how fine wines are made.
View the various stages from bud to bottle. On alternate Wednesdays
throughout the season, meet in the tasting room a few minutes
before 2 PM. The schedule: June 13 & 27, July 11 &
25, August 8 & 22 and ends on September 5th.
Wine and Chocolate: Want a lesson in dark chocolate? Cocoa
Bar, a wine and chocolate bar, featured on the Food Network
and rated as the best chocolate in New York City by AOL CityGuide,
will take you through a chocolate flight that allows you to
taste five different levels of dark chocolate, starting with
56 percent and going all the way up to 100 percent. For your
next party, have Cocoa Bar cater it and wow your guests with
your knowledge. Cocoa Bar also excels at pairing their array
of wines with their gourmet truffles, cakes and desserts.
Cocoa Bar is located at 21 Clinton Street in Manhattan, between
Stanton and Houston. For more information (212) 677-7417.
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