Side Dish - 5-Course Dining & Sushi Making To Ring In The New Year

Mark Salese, above, is the owner and chef at Almarco in Huntington village. The restaurant is now offering a five-course chef table menu.

Mark Salese, above, is the owner and chef at Almarco in Huntington village. The restaurant is now offering a five-course chef table menu.

DINE WITH CHEF TABLE MENU: Almarco Italian Grill (13 Wall St., Huntington) is offering a unique dining experience with its new chef table menu that’s available for $60 per person for parties of four or more. The five-course starts with cold Tuscan antipasto, which features assorted imported Italian meats, cheeses, olives, savory roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. Next, customers can pick two of the seven appetizer options, which include mushrooms stuffed with homemade seasoned bread crumbs in a mouthwatering lemon chardonnay sauce, or breaded eggplant stuffed with fresh mozzarella, alta cucina plum tomato and fresh basil. The five-piece pasta menu is next and provides two choices of decadent dishes, such as shrimp san marzano with rigatoni pasta tossed with shrimp, alta cucina plum tomato and basil; or the linguine with rich white clam sauce and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. It doesn’t end there, as customers can pick two of the six land and sea items, including a grilled 18-ounce dry ribeye; crab crusted Atlantic salmon in a delicious sherry cream sauce; or veal piccata, with thinly pounded veal cutlet in a chardonnay lemon sauce with capers. Lastly is the chef’s homemade dessert sampler. Reservations are required, so, call 631-935-1690. 


Kashi Japanese is offering a sushi-making class to ring in the New Year. Pictured above is one of the many sushi offerings available at the Huntington village restaurant.

Kashi Japanese is offering a sushi-making class to ring in the New Year. Pictured above is one of the many sushi offerings available at the Huntington village restaurant.

SUSHI MAKING FOR THE NEW YEAR: Kashi Japanese (12 Elm St., Huntington) will be teaching customers how the sushi preparation process is done with a class set to ring in the New Year. Tickets are currently on sale at $58 per person for the three-hour class, which is scheduled for Jan 15, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Attendees can expect to learn how to roll, play and eat. The ingredients include four-piece sushi, such as tuna, salmon, yellowtail and shrimp; and three sushi rolls, such as spicy crunchy tuna, salmon, avocado and California roll. The class also includes hot green tea, soda and juice, and customers must bring their own chef’s knife from 8-inches to 12-inches. For more info, call 631-923-1960.