Side Dish: New Latin Restaurant ArToro, Turley Wine Dinner At Jonathans And More

Latin restaurant and tequila bar ArToro is now open at 78 Main St., Northport village. Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

Latin restaurant and tequila bar ArToro is now open at 78 Main St., Northport village. Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

NOW OPEN: There’s a new Latin restaurant and tequila bar in Northport Village. ArToro, backed by Nina’s Pizzeria Artie Berke, had its grand opening celebration last Thursday, opening its doors and serving up Latin flavors like the Chicharron De Pollo, traditional Dominican fried chicken with sofrito dipping sauce. The restaurant takes over the 78 Main St. space previously occupied by 7T8 European Fusion, which closed last year due to water damage suffered during a fire at the neighboring Gunther’s Tap House. ArToro is open Wednesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-12 midnight; Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-3 a.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m.-12 midnight. For reservations, call 631-651-8866.

ArToro’s Chicharron De Pollo, traditional Dominican fried chicken with sofrito dipping sauce. Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

ArToro’s Chicharron De Pollo, traditional Dominican fried chicken with sofrito dipping sauce. Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

TURLEY WINE DINNER: Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington) and Turley Wine Cellars are hosting a special wine dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature a four-course, prix-fixe menu, and each dish will be paired with a Turley Wine Cellars wine. Cost for the evening is $95, plus tax and gratuity. Menu selection, include: Wild Caught Sea Scallop with celery root purée and black truffle vinaigrette paired with The White Coat (Turley White Blend 2014); Ricotta Ravioli, served with Morel mushroom, asparagus cream and crispy parmigiano, paired with Old Vines Zifandel (Turley 2015); Venison Chop served with roasted butternut squash served, onion rings and blueberry own juices and with an interactive comparison of Judge Bell Zinfandel (Turley, Bell Road 2014) and Hayne Vineyard Petit Syrah (Turley 2015); and Goat Cheese Cake with coffee, tea, espresso or cappuccino. For more info, or to make a reservation, call 631-549-0055.

WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK: Winter Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday, Jan. 21 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 28. Participating restaurants, including several from across Huntington, will be offering a $28.95 three-course prix-fixe menu each night they are open, except Saturday when the menu will be offered until 7 p.m. “It is expected that the campaign this spring will garner more than 150 participants,” said Steve Haweeli, president of Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group. As of deadline Friday, more than a dozen Huntington-area restaurants were set to participate: Athenian Greek Taverna (2187 Jericho Turnpike, Commack; 631-499-7660); Besito Mexican (402 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-549-0100); Black & Blue (65 Wall St., Huntington; 631-385-9255); Fado (10 New St., Huntington; 631-351-1010); Honu (363 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-421-6900); Grasso’s Restaurant (134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-367-6060); IMC (279 Main St,, Huntington; 631-824-6222); Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville; 631-755-5777); Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington; 631-549-0055); La Parma II (452 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-367-6360); Matteo’s (300 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station; 631-421-6001); Mill Pond House (437 E Main St., Centerport; 631-261-7663); Piccola Bussola (970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-692-6300); and Sandbar Restaurant (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-498-6188). To see the menu of each restaurant, log on to Longislandrestaurantweek.com.