The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
New chef Roy Wohlars is jazzing up the menu at theRIVERHEADPROJECT, which was named the top fine-dining restaurant to open in 2011 by Newsday.
Expect to nibble on house-smoked bluefish pierogies, kale salad with manchego cheese and smoked paprika vinaigrette, cardamom-braised pork belly with rhubarb puree and soft-shell crab with Asian slaw, among the appetizers.
Main courses include five-spice seasoned Crescent Farm duck breast; Thai-seasoned grilled halibut; buttermilk-braised fried chicken sparked by Sichuan peppercorns; and spaghetti alla chitarra with tomato sauce, crab, basil, chiles and breadcrumbs.
Appetizers are $14 to $18; main courses, $26 to $37.
theRIVERHEADPROJECT, 200 E. Main St., Riverhead; 631-284-9300.