CHOCOLATE & ZUCCHINI: Clotilde Dusoulier, the
food blogger who mans ChocolateAndZucchini.com has released
her cookbook entitled Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures
in a Parisian Kitchen. $12.89 at Amazon.com.
DON’T BE BLUE: The ever-packed Blue
Honu (363 New York Ave, Huntington 631 421-6900) is closed
as of June 17 and is being revolutionized under the watchful
eye of owner and designer John Tunney, III. “It seems
crazy to alter what is now an institution,” Tunney said.
“But my passion for hospitality has always meant staying
ahead of the game and giving our customers a taste of the
ever-evolving restaurant industry.” He goes on to say
that he will keep all of the revelry and fervor of the original
Blue Honu, but bring new life to the food and design.
and Cocktails (sans Blue, as the place will henceforth be
called) will celebrate food by offering 23 “small plates”
where the intense and flavorful portions will be more substantial
than an appetizer, yet less hardy than an entrée. Executive
Chef Matthew Lake says the small plate menu allows the very
best preparation without over-stimulating the palate, utilizing
vibrant, seasonal flavors that aren’t restricted to
any one type of cuisine. When HONU reopens in mid-July, the
space will sparkle with unique, jewel-toned fabrics and will
feature showpieces that reflect a casual yet chic elegance.
A more isolated dining room than before will appease both
dining guests and those looking for a sexy, upscale lounge
REAL LEMONADE: It’s summer and time
for homemade lemonade the Foodie way. Take 6 lemons and microwave
for 30 seconds for easier juicing; roll each between your
hand and counter top firmly; cut in half and juice using traditional
or electric juicer. In a gallon pitcher add the lemon juice
with, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir vigorously.
Add water to taste. Chill and serve over ice.
DINNER TUNES: Enjoy a little music while
you dine? Café Toscano (399 Jericho Tpke, Jericho 516-931-2727),
where you can enjoy Tuscan-inspired cuisine in a stylish,
upscale setting, presents live music three nights a week.
On Tuesday night it’s Santo (one name, like Madonna)
starting at 6 p.m.; Sal Manzo plays Fridays 7:30 to 11:30
p.m.; and Saturday night, jazz saxophonist Charlie LaPresto
heats things up between 8 and 11 p.m.
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