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That particularly fruitful stretch of Hillside Avenue that extends between Herricks and Roslyn roads gets yet another attraction tomorrow: Fresco Creperie & Café, a second branch of the Long Beach stalwart. Reviewing the original location in March 2001, Joan Reminick wrote that “everything, from the sleek contemporary decor to the light and flavorful thin pancakes enclosing any number of fillings, is geared to modern sensibilities.” Almost 10 years later, the concept is still fresh.
When I walked by (entirely by accident) this morning, co-owners Louis Corcione and Steven Guasco were putting the finishing touches on the dining area, and cooks were prepping soups and crepe fillings for tomorrow’s opening. I noticed that vegetables were being sauteed in extra-virgin olive oil. Chicken breasts were being poached—not grilled—for maximum moistness once they were shredded to fill Fresco’s chicken-and-gruyere crepe and to compose the blue-cheese-and-chicken salad, a particular favorite of mine.
Fresco Creperie & Café is at 72 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, 516-280-6630.
Louis Corcione, left, and Steven Guasco, owners of the new Fresco in Williston Park