WINTER MENU: There’s a new winter menu at Mill Pond House (437 E Main St., Centerport) and it’s packed with plenty of dishes that make our Foodies’ mouths water. The $29.95 per person prix-fixe menu includes three courses, and two dozen dishes to choose from. For an appetizer, try offerings like the New England Clam Chowder; J.T. Roll, which is shrimp tempura topped with crab and spicy mayo; or a trio of beef burger sliders served with American, Vermont or blue cheese. As for entrees, our Foodies are eying the sushi and sashimi combo; braised boneless beef short rib, which is served with crispy onion rings, mashed potatoes and horseradish cream; and the pappardelle Bolognese – but there are plenty of other tasty dishes to choose from. Finish the meal off with a choice or gelato or sorbet; chocolate mousse; creamy rice pudding; or a warm apple crisp with vanilla gelato. The menu is available each night, 4 p.m. to close — except for Saturdays, when it’s offered until 5:15 p.m. and check settled by 6:45 p.m. Remember, Mill Pond is closed on Mondays until April 2. For the full menu, visit Millpondrestaurant.com. To make a reservation, call 631-261-7663.
PRIDE CHORUS DINNER: The Long Island Pride Chorus is hosting a night of food, entertainment and surprises at The Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, Centerport) on Saturday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. The “Let Us Warm Your Hearts” dinner will feature a buffet with chicken Marsala, Chinese roast pork and more, along with coffee, tea, desserts and soft drinks. There will also be music and entertainment, including MC Retts and a surprise guest. Tickets ($38 for early bird before Jan. 20; $40 after until Jan. 24) are available at Lipccabarettickets.eventbrite.com. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more info, call 516-205-9711.
GRAND OPENING: A new active lifestyle restaurant was set to open today in nearby Farmingdale. CoreLife Eatery (207 Airport Plaza, Farmingdale) offers up a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, bringing together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients. “There’s a widespread belief that healthy food can’t possibly taste good. We’re debunking that myth,” said Todd Mansfield, partner and wellness champion for Corelife Eatery, which was founded in upstate Syracuse and has since opened locations across eight states. Today’s grand opening in Farmingdale was set for 11 a.m. The new eatery, the chain’s first on Long Island, will offer both take-out and dine-in services, with online and mobile app ordering; free Wi-Fi; and an outdoor patio seating area. “We can’t wait for the community in Farmingdale to experience CoreLife Eatery for the first time,” Mansfield added. For more information, including the full menu and hours of operation, visit Corelifeeatery.com.