SIDE DISH: Swallow Out… Dolphin Back In… Scotch For Dinner…

Jimmy Tchinnis, the chef who put small plates on Huntington’s food map, has closed Swallow in order to devote his time to Swallow East in Montauk.

Jimmy Tchinnis, the chef who put small plates on Huntington’s food map, has closed Swallow in order to devote his time to Swallow East in Montauk.

Swallow Closes: Swallow Restaurant in Huntington village closed its doors earlier this month after nearly nine years in business. Chef and owner James Tchinnis first opened Swallow at its 366 New York Avenue location in 2010 with a trendy menu of small plates and craft cocktails. Mac and Cheese with orzo, peas, bacon and asiago cream sauce, and French Onion Sliders with gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and garlic aioli were favorites on the small plates menu. In 2012 the brand expanded to include Swallow East on West Lake Drive in Montauk. A message to customers announced Swallow Restaurant in Huntington’s last weekend as April 5-7. The restaurant’s closing was attributed to the desire to “focus our attention on Swallow East.” It also said the owners of the neighboring The Paramount would be taking over the space to open their own restaurant. Stay tuned as our Foodies track the development of The Paramount’s take on dining in Huntington.

A banner on the sign of the former Golden Dolphin Diner in Huntington shows the diner’s name has been changed to the Golden Globe.

A banner on the sign of the former Golden Dolphin Diner in Huntington shows the diner’s name has been changed to the Golden Globe.

From The Dolphin To The Globe: The Golden Globe Diner has opened its doors under new management at the former home of the Golden Dolphin Diner on Main Street in Huntington village. The Golden Dolphin, a Huntington mainstay for decades, first closed in July 2017 after the state Department of Taxation and Finance seized the business over unpaid taxes. New owners reopened the diner two months later, but the restaurant closed again in January. The restaurant recently opened earlier this month with a new banner hanging over the old sign replacing the “Dolphin” in Golden Dolphin with the word Globe. The new diner is set to open at 7:30 a.m. daily. Hours of operation will run until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Scotch Dinner: Del Frisco’s Grille located in the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station is hosting a four-course scotch pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m., April 25. Each dish will feature a hand selected scotch pairing from Balvenie, Macallan, Glenlivet or Laphroaig. The first course is a Traditional Country Pâté paired with a Balvenie 12 Year scotch. The second course is Crispy Long Island Duck served with ginger, scallion, bok choy and coconut, and paired with Macallan 15 Year. Togarashi Pork Belly with dashi, watercress, chili oil, poached egg and nori will be served as the third course paired with Laphroaig 10 Year scotch. For dessert, Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée will be paired with Glenlivet 18 Year. The scotch diner costs $150 per guest. For more information or to make reservations call 631-423-0308.

— Compiled by Connor Beach