Matt Hisiger cooks coastal in Port Washington

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Matt Hisiger is executive chef at H on

Matt Hisiger is executive chef at H on the Harbor in Port Washington. Photo Credit: H on the Harbor

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Matthew Hisiger, who earned four stars for the now-gone Panama Hatties in Huntington Station, is preparing a series of open-to-the-public, coastal-cuisine dinners at H on the Harbor caterers in Port Washington.

“It's a nice change,“ said Hisiger, who defined the New American style at Panama Hatties for 18 years and later worked for Sbarro for three years.

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Hisiger joined H on the Harbor,  a catering and events space, as culinary director earlier this year. Generally, H on the Harbor is used for private events.

But July 9 and 10, Hisiger will offer a Sicilian-themed dinner at “The H Supper Club” at H on the Harbor. The $85 dinner will include dishes such as grilled eggplant caponata; pasta with almond pesto; braised short rib with an espresso rub; roast swordfish; a salad of rocket, blood orange and fennel; and cheeses and sweets. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

For reservations, call 516-439-4099.

Coastal regions to be represented after Sicily for the Wednesday and Thursday dinners will include the French Riviera, Vietnam and Cambodia, Marbella, and Lisbon.

H on the Harbor, 410 Main St., Port Washington; 516-883-0091.

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