By Connor Beach
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now the holiday season is officially in full swing. This is an especially exciting time of year for the Foodies because restaurants across the Town of Huntington will be offering up a variety of holiday specials and party deals.
So make sure you leave room in your busy holiday schedule for a few nights to get out and experience what restaurants across the Town of Huntington have to offer.
Chateau at Coindre Hall
101 Browns Road, Huntington
For those looking for a beautiful setting for a holiday party, the Chateau at Coindre Hall offers a three-course meal Holiday Sit Down Party Package for $63 per person, which includes a choice of one appetizer, three entrees and one dessert. The appetizers include Lobster Bisque and a Wild Mushroom Tart. Tantalizing entrees like Organic Salmon, Seared Long Island Duck Breast and Roasted Shell Steak are enough to make any holiday party memorable. A Chocolate Mousse to round out the meal will have guests hoping for an invite to next year’s party. Call to receive scheduling availability to hold your holiday party at the Chateau.
Jonathan's Ristorante is serving up an Italian taste of the holidays while their 2017 Holiday Package Menu is available. Running from now until January 2018, customers can have their holiday gatherings at Jonathan's for $35 per person, which includes a choice of one appetizer, three entrees, two desserts and coffee or tea. An optional bar package includes beer and wine for an additional $15 per person. The appetizer options for the package include a Caesar Salad or Baby Arugula and Tomato Salad, while the three entrees can be selected from six dishes that include Chicken Francese, Pumpkin Ravioli or Homemade Tonnarelli with Nonna Alba’s Bolognese Sauce. The dessert choices feature a Panna Cotta or Classic Tiramisu. Call or visit the website by clicking here to make a reservation for the holiday package menu.
55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor is a great place to celebrate Christmas Eve this year; the restaurant will be offering a three-course Christmas Eve menu that has something for every palate. Appetizers include Grilled Shrimp ($15) with a yellow pepper sauce, shaved zucchini, squash and cucumber; Chickpea Fries ($13) served with sriracha aioli; and Tomato Braised Octopus ($16) that comes with crispy fingerlings, fennel salad and tomato vinaigrette. The interesting offerings continue with entrees such as Bacon Wrapped Monkfish ($26) with Brussels sprouts, sunchoke crema, bacon lardons and sage brown butter sauce. Make sure to save room for a Chocolate Lava Cake ($11).
Seven Quarts Tavern
688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
Seven Quarts Tavern has a couple of special holiday menus this season that will bring everybody to the table. The restaurant is working to make sure that their menus always stay seasonal by making them unique to the specific time of year. This year’s first festive menu will include specials for Hanukkah. From Dec. 12-20, house made Matzah Ball Soup, Crispy Potato Latkes, Braised Brisket, and Grandma’s Roasted Chicken will be featured on the menu. On Christmas Eve, the restaurant will host “A Tavern Christmas” with a special seven course-tasting menu. The event costs $65 per person, and you can call to make a reservation.
84 New York Ave., Huntington
Joseph and Luigi Petrone are offering up a slate of holiday season offerings at Tutto Pazzo. The restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve for dinner, 4-7:30 p.m.; on New Year’s Eve for dinner with seatings starting at 4 p.m.; and New Year’s Day from 1-8 p.m. They’re currently booking holiday parties with packages starting at $39.95 per person (plus tax and tip). The rooms at Tutto Pazzo can fit 30-50, 40-60, 70-100 and 100-150. As per usual, Tutto Pazzo is also offering its annual snow discounts, which kick in depending on how much of the white stuff is on the ground any given day. For more than 5 inches, diners get 25 percent off food menu items; more than 10 inches grants 50 percent off the same; and more than 15 inches brings 50 percent off and a free buffet at the bar. For those looking to stay home, Tutto Pazzo also has several catering options by the tray or half tray. Chef Luigi also whips up fresh, handmade pasta that’s made to order.