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January 2008

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Post Holiday Blues? Head out for some of these tasty specials all winter long. . .

Winter is a perfect time of year to hit Sunday brunch!

Visit this three star restaurant for $25. Della Femina (631) 329-6666 serves a $25 brunch prix fixe every Sunday from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. The brunch menu includes a choice of starter, main course, and mimosa, bloody mary, salty dog, “dellatini” or glass of house wine.

Across the street Italian style there’s Matto (631) 329-0200 in East Hampton now offering a brunch prix fixe, every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The cost of the brunch is $22 pp plus tax, beverages and gratuity and includes two courses and freshly baked breads with goat cheese spread.

For an eclectic twist on brunch there’s MUSE Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge (631) 726-2606 in Water Mill. Now offering Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A complimentary glass of champagne, mimosa or bloody mary is served with each meal. Brunch items include: steak and eggs, traditional eggs benedict, and crème brulee stuffed French toast.

MUSE Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge

For the splendid buffet style brunch head to 25 East American Bistro at Danfords (631) 928-5200 x170 on the Sound in Port Jefferson. A buffet brunch is served every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The brunch includes the buffet and unlimited bloody marys, mimosas and champagne for $29.95 pp, kids 4 - 12 are $12.95, and under 4 are free.

Winter may make you want to hibernate, but this is the time to get the good deals!

Fresno (631) 324-8700 in East Hampton offers a $30 three-course prix fixe from the regular menu and every bottle of wine is 30% off on Monday nights. The Cannonball Prix Fixe is now a $28 three-course prix fixe available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday all night, and Friday and Saturday until 6:32 p.m. at the bar; Fresno is closed Tuesday.

George Martin The Original (516) 678-7272 in Rockville Centre offers “Selections from the Family Table” every Sunday night from 5 to 10 p.m. The three-course menu features American classics inspired by simple, homestyle cooking for a traditional Sunday family meal for $22 per person. The menu changes weekly.

At Jonathan’s Ristorante (631) 549-0055 in Huntington you can sample a traditional Italian prix fixe - the Serata Italiana. The three-course deal is offered Sunday – Wednesday after 5 p.m. The cost is $26 pp.

Silver Toque winning chef, Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Restaurant (631) 584-5999 in St. James, is offering a Friday night bistro prix fixe. The three-course prix fixe is $48 and includes a glass of house wine.

Mirabelle Restaurant

Diners will receive a free draft beer or non-alcoholic beverage with the purchase of any lunch sandwich at The Patio at 54 Main (631) 288-0100 in Westhampton Beach. The special is only available in the Grill Room and is only offered Friday – Monday beginning at noon.

Before a movie in Southampton, head to The Plaza Café [631] 283-9323 located just behind the UA theater. They are now offering a ‘Better than Prix Fixe,’ Sunday – Friday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The special includes a complimentary appetizer off the regular menu with any entrée ordered off the regular menu.

Pick the spot that is closest to you to get a deal at Ruvo Restaurants, Greenlawn (631) 261-7700 and Port Jefferson (631) 476-8203. Both spots serve a three course dinner prix fixe Sunday through Wednesday for $26 pp. The Port Jefferson location has a three-course lunch deal for $18 pp, which is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wine and Dine at these oenophile friendly restuarants . . .

Catch a mid-week wine deal at The Gatsby (631) 581-1900 in Islip. Executive Chef Craig Attwood offers a four-course Wednesday night wine dinner for $55 pp with each course paired with wines. Look for dishes such as: warm beet napoleon, goat cheese ravioli and apricot glazed pork loin.

Another Wednesday night wine deal at H2O Seafood Grill (631) 361-6464 in Smithtown offers a three course wine dinner with wine pairings every Wednesday night. The cost is $30 with out wine and $40 with wine. Sample dishes include: smoked chicken with sautéed white asparagus and chick peas in sliced garlic, herbs, and butter and clam and lamb risotto with red wine, roasted shallots and garlic, and spinach.

Halibut at H2O Seafood Grill

For steak and wine head to Mac’s Steakhouse (631) 549-5300 in Huntington. They offer a four-course wine dinner every Monday night from 5 to 10 p.m. The menu and wine pairings, created by Executive Chef Ron Gelish and General Manager Scott Young, change weekly. Cost of the wine dinner is $60 pp.

On the south shore check out Tellers Chophouse (631) 277-7070 in Islip offering a three course wine dinner with wine pairings every Wednesday night. The cost is $55 without wine and $75 with wine. Sample dishes include: lobster salad with organic mixed greens and all natural Painted Hills steak and shrimp.

If Wednesday is not your night out try Tuesday night at Vittorio’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (631) 264-3333 in Amityville. They offer a three course wine dinner on Tuesday nights for $39.95 pp. The dinner pairs soup or salad, appetizer and entrée with three featured wines selected from Vittorio’s award winning wine list. Sample dishes: shrimp martini cocktail, Hawaiian lobster tails and veal saltimbocca.

The Honor of Cooking at The James Beard House

Chef James McDevitt of Four Food Studio and Cocktail Salon will be cooking a midwinter brunch at the James Beard House on Sunday, January 27 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The cost is $75 for members and $90 per person for non-members. For reservations call (212) 675 – 4984.

James McDevitt

Chef Tito Onofre of Jonathan’s Ristorante will be cooking an Italian Wine Lover’s Dinner at The James Beard House on Monday, January 28th at 7 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $125 for members of the James Beard Foundation and $155 for the general public. For reservations call (212) 675 – 4984.

Tito Onofre

Executive Chef Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni’s will be cooking a Mediterranean Feast at The James Beard House on Monday, February 4th at 7 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $125 for members of The James Beard Foundation and $155 for the general public. For reservations, call (212) 675 – 4984.

Joseph Realmuto

News & Events

Not looking forward to Superbowl Sunday with boys cheering, beers spilling and nuts tossing? Have a girls getaway weekend at East Wind in Wading River. A two-night luxury get-away package dedicated to women is available Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 3. The package is $799 pp for single room occupancy or $599 pp if sharing a double room. Weekend includes: two 50-minute spa treatments; complimentary demonstrations; Tanger Outlet Center discount coupons; Friday night wine dinner; Saturday night dinner tasting menu; breakfast each morning; and a high tea afternoon lunch on Saturday. For reservations call (631) 929-3500.

Get VIP benefits at George Martin’s Coastal Grill (516) 432-2690 in Long Beach. New VIP cards are now available to customers. Anyone is eligible to sign-up for the program and start earning perks as a frequent diner. Currently, card carrying members will receive 15-percent off their entire bill Sunday through Thursday. The promotions for card members will change monthly.

At the Jedediah Hawkin’s Inn (631) 722-2900 in Jamesport, Tom Schaudel is replacing the traditional high tea with “high cheese.” A wonderful mid-day treat of a platter of four different cheeses paired with other accompaniments and a glass of wine from the list of “wines by the glass” for $19.95 per person.


Wildthyme Restaurant and Bar in Southampton presents winter cooking classes throughout January and February. Classes range from $25 to $75 pp. January classes include: Splendid Soups & Stews; Warm Winter Supper; Eclectic Vegetarian; Italian Comfort Food; Cooking Light for Family & Friends; Chili, Cornbread and Crop Circle Beer. Children classes for kids ages 5-8 include: Breakfast in Bed, Pizza Party, and Tailgating Party. For more info about the classes contact Delaney Oser at (631) 204-0007.

* Hot Spot of the Month *
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This month"s hot spot: Check out Café Diane in Woodbury. This second outpost of celebrated chef/owner John Durkin featuring a New American/Modern Italian menu has impressed diners and food critics alike garnering an “Excellent” from The New York Times and “three stars” from Newsday. The menu offers a selection of dishes for every taste. Sample appetizers include: tuna tartar with avocado, pita chips, soy lime dressing and beet salad with roasted garlic goat cheese, hazelnuts, mache and shallot vinaigrette. Entrees include: Berkshire pork chop with garlic mashed, Brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms and peppercorn sauce and wild striped bass with fingerlings, manila clams, mussels, calamari, basil and white wine. Café Diane serves lunch and dinner. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; dinner is served Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; closed Monday.

That’s it for now until next month, Bon Appetit!
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