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Beauty abounds in Paris. And it apparently gets the best table, too.
The latest “J'accuse” in the haute monde of French restaurants was launched in the satirical paper, Le Canard Enchaine. The Telegraph of London, citing the Gallic gazette, reports that ex-hostesses at two spots owned by Thierry and Gilbert Costes were directed to take the good-looking to the better seats.
If you...Read more »
Ben Durham, who left his post as executive chef at Melville’s Four Food Studio in September, has turned up at Prime American Kitchen & Bar, the Bohlsen Group restaurant on the water in Huntington.
The kitchen at Prime, which lost its executive chef in October, is now under the direction of James McDevitt, Bohlsen’s executive corporate chef. The two men go back a few years: When McDevitt...Read more »
It has been warmer than usual for November.
But this is National Chile Month, so you can keep the heat going with jalapenos.
Besito, the Mexican restaurants in Huntington and Roslyn, will be spotlighting and cooking chiles. A three-course $26.95 dinner menu will be the special Monday through Nov. 17, from 3 p.m. to closing except on Nov. 16, when it will be available from 3 p.m. to 7...Read more »
Long Island has plenty of Spanish-speaking kitchens. As for Spanish-cooking kitchens, they're not so plentiful. In September, the number got pushed up to six when Sangria 71 opened in the former digs of Willy Parkers in Williston Park.
It’s a spacious, comfortable restaurant, with two dining rooms and a separate bar. The menu offers lots of value: Almost all of the 30-odd tapas are under $10...Read more »
A recent lunch at the new Brio Tuscan Grille at the ever-evolving Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station revealed a decorator’s showplace, plush and beautifully appointed. A pity the faux Tuscan food didn’t approach the level of the faux Tuscan decor.
Case in point: the grilled salmon salad ($14.95), a humdrum toss of greens, tomatoes, asparagus, feta (Tuscan?) topped with a salty slab of...Read more »
This weekend, it will be time to Taste North Fork.
The promotion includes a free North Fork shuttle via Hampton Jitney with stops in Riverhead, Jamesport, Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold and Greenport. The Cross Sound Ferry and the Long Island Rail Road are offering extended schedules.
Twenty wineries and vineyards plus restaurants, inns and hotels are participating in the event, which...Read more »
Charlie Trotter, the intense, self-taught American chef whose namesake Chicago restaurant was an essential stop for food lovers, was found dead in his home Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. He was 54, and died about 15 months after he closed the Lincoln Park landmark.
Trotter was the author of 10 cookbooks, hosted a PBS series, and influenced a generation of New American...Read more »
As it does battle with the cupcake for supremacy, the doughnut has gotten a powerful new weapon from Cook’s Scratch Kitchen in Northport: the s’mores croissant doughnut.
According to partner Josh Cook, the pastry starts with the shop’s homemade croissant dough, which is cut into rings and then deep fried. Next it’s glazed with chocolate, sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs and topped with...Read more »
Toast & Tapas brought to Syosset an unconventional mix: pancakes and omelets in the morning, sandwiches and salads at lunch, and for dinner, a roster of small plates. The place is now closed.
It was situated in a building that had been born a Friendly’s but had since housed a diverse assortment of occupants, among them 516 Americana, 516, Moules et Frites, Ohana Luau, Umi, Asia Palace,...Read more »
Kitchen A Trattoria, one of Long Island's top Italian restaurants, will be sold to its current chef.
Owner Eric Lomando, who also runs Kitchen A Bistro in St. James and Orto in Miller Place, plans to sell Kitchen A Trattoria to chef Steven Gallagher.
Gallagher, 35, has been associated with Lomando restaurants since 2009, first at Kitchen A Bistro and then Kitchen A Trattoria, where...Read more »