Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

Luigi Quarta’s regular customers know that some of his restaurant’s most exciting offerings appear only on the specials menu.

Tonight, for example, Luigi Q is offering rognone alla Piemontese (Piedmont-style kidneys) braised in red wine and served with Gorgonzola polenta ($12.95 for appetizer, $26.95 for main).

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Tomorrow you’ll still be able to get the kidneys, and you can follow them up with rib chops … of wild boar, which are roasted with white wine and golden raisins, finished with truffle butter and served with red Swiss chard ($31.95). “They’re a little bit smaller than pork chops,” Quarto said. “It’s a beautiful dish.”

Venison meatballs “to die for” will be on the menu all week. They are sauced with a very light tomato sauce “on the spicy side” and you can have them for an appetizer for $11.95 or as a main course, over your choice of pasta, for $25.95.

Luigi Q is located at 400 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville, 516-932-7450.

Newsday Photo / Bruce Gilbert