SIDE DISH: Food Fest Fundraiser; Prime Pairings

Suit up and chow down on a selection of internationally inspired dishes at the upcoming Carltun Food and Wine Festival.

Suit up and chow down on a selection of internationally inspired dishes at the upcoming Carltun Food and Wine Festival.

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: The Melville-based PinkTie 1000 Foundation is hosting a silent wine auction at the second annual Carltun Food and Wine Festival. The festival will be held at The Carltun in East Meadow, and will feature a selection of over 200 wines paired with international foods, including New York seafood, Asian, French, and Italian inspired cuisine. Executive chef Rodrigo Bernal will prepare the food for the event. All of the proceeds from the PinkTie Foundation’s silent wine auction will benefit the Michael Magro Foundation. The event runs from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Jan. 18, and tickets can be purchased online at thecarltunfoodandwinefestival.com. Individual tickets for the festival cost $150.

A dozen wineries have contributed wines to the wine cellar at Prime in Huntington for the pairing menu during the restaurant’s two-week anniversary celebration.

A dozen wineries have contributed wines to the wine cellar at Prime in Huntington for the pairing menu during the restaurant’s two-week anniversary celebration.

ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS: Prime: An American Kitchen And Bar (117 North New York Ave., Huntington) is celebrating 12 years in business with a two-week long dinner special. Customers can choose from a $50 or $65 three-course, price-fixed dinner menu from Jan. 6-20. The $65 menu also includes wine pairing. Appetizer options on the anniversary menu include Celery Root Soup with crispy speck hash and mustard oil, or Gnocchi with parmesan-white truffle sauce. Main course options include Shrimp and Chorizo with apple, pearl onion, brown sugar glaze, siracha buerre blanc and polenta, as well as Salmon with roasted turnips, wild mushroom bake and mushroom mousse. Finish off the meal with dessert options that include Chocolate Fudge Bar with banana, Nutella and praline crunch. A dozen wineries have contributed wines for the pairing menu. For more information on the anniversary menu visit Restaurantprime.com.

 

LAUGH OVER DINNER: Support volunteer firefighters and enjoy a few laughs at the Huntington Fire Department’s second annual Comedy Show on Saturday, Jan. 19. The show is hosted at the Huntington Fire Department on 1 Leverich Place. The $40 ticket includes dinner, drinks and the show. The comedy show is hosted by Robert Cividanes, and the line-up of comedians features Frank Failla, Terry McNeely and Carie Karavas. There will also be a 50/50 raffle up for grabs. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. For more information or to make reservations to the show contact Lt. Chris Amendolare by phone at 516-864-1416 .

– compiled by Connor Beach