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Peter M. Gianotti is Newsday's restaurant critic and wine-and-spirits columnist. He's the author of "A Guide to Long Island Wine Country," "Newsday's Guide to the Wines of Long Island," "Dining Out with Newsday" and co-author of "Newsday's Long Island Restaurant Guide" and "Eats NYC." Before reviewing restaurants, Gianotti was a Washington correspondent, economics writer, book critic and New York City reporter. Gianotti received his master's degree from Columbia University, where he also was a Bagehot Fellow; and his bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where he has taught journalism. He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and lives on Long Island.
The Asian-fusion trendlet continues with the opening of Otaki Sushi in Garden City Park, just east of New Hyde Park.
Otaki Sushi offers the familiar array of sushi and sashimi, teriyakis and tempuras, traditional and more exotic sushi rolls. But the kitchen also prepares colorful fusion fare such as an eggplant "cha cha" roll, garlic-butter oysters, Cajun pepper tuna salad, and tuna-mango...Read more »
Kyma, one of the best new restaurants of 2013, hosts a New Year's Eve party, with an a la carte menu from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m and a fixed-price $95 one starting at 9 p.m.
The Roslyn restaurant will offer a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, plus noisemakers and hats. Appetizers will be served family-style. Guests can pick one item for each course.
Selections include Greek salad,...Read more »
Om Bistro, chef Richard Desmond's ambitious "comfort contemporary" restaurant, has closed.
The restaurant at 4 Welwyn Rd. in Great Neck had been open less than a year.
Desmond, an accomplished tenor, has been referred to as the "singing chef," whose voice could be heard in dining rooms over the years. He has been chef at Bliss in East Setauket and Public House 49...Read more »
Greet winter with a cocktail that fights any chill.
Marble, the steakhouse in Floral Park, has unveiled six of them, from bar manager Doug Brickel. They're $12 each.
The beverages include a "gingerbread martini," made with Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, Kahlua, Frangelico, milk and nutmeg; and a hot toddy with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, salted honey...Read more »
Nisen 347, the newest member of the stylish Asian restaurant group, started slicing sushi yesterday in St. James.
The expanding mini-empire is slated to open Nisen 110 next month in Melville.
Hours at the St. James restaurant are 5 to 11 p.m. today and tomorrow; 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Starting Monday, Nisen 347 will serve lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. every day....Read more »
Breakfast, with Santa Claus attending, will be served Sunday, Dec. 8, at The Woodlands in Woodbury.
The buffet with the big guy in the red suit costs $25 for adults; $12.50 for children 4-to-12 years old; free for younger children. Included are juices, milk, coffee, tea, scrambled eggs, pancakes, house-made granola, baked goods and fresh fruit platters.
Seatings are...Read more »
Prohibition was repealed 80 years ago today.
That calls for a drink.
Ironically, it was Utah, a state still known for its strict limits on alcohol, that ratified the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. No. 21 repealed No. 18. It ended 13 years defined less by a drop in drinking than a rise in crime.
So, raise a glass. Here are three classic cocktails that will make for a very celebratory...Read more »
If you buy $100 in gift cards, you'll receive a $20 gift certificate free as part of a holiday-season promotion by the George Martin restaurant group.
You must redeem the certificate at the restaurant where it was purchased. And it can't be used to pay for tips or catered affairs.
The George Martin restaurants include "the original" George Martin and GM Burger Bar in Rockville...Read more »
There will be a lot of shucking and pouring in Bridgehampton on Friday.
Fresh Hamptons restaurant hosts a six-course, oysters-and-wine pairing dinner on Dec. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Cost: $95 per person plus tax and tip.
Wines from Paumanok Vineyards will be matched with different preparations of Howard Pickerell's Pride Oysters.
The menu includes grilled oysters with chive beurre...Read more »
Just in time for Christmas season, Spezia arrives with enough carbs to fuel the marathon.
The bright, friendly Italian spot is a comfortable refuge from the rush of the work week and long lines at the mall.
Alex Camargo, formerly a waiter at Casa Rustica in Smithtown, is among the principals at the new restaurant, which moves into the address previously occupied by Mauricio's Orlando...Read more »