Celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday the way she would have: with a premier cru meal.
“The French Chef” and her other TV shows demystified the cuisine and inspired countless cooks, as well as Dan Aykroyd and Meryl Streep.
So savor the onion soup and roast chicken at Bistro Cassis in Huntington and the escargots and coq au vin at Chez Noelle in Port Washington. Enjoy the duck confit at Mirabelle in Stony Brook, the bouillabaisse at Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue and steak frites at Aperitif in Rockville Centre. Definitely have a chocolate souffle at Stresa in Manhasset.
And order Champagne anywhere.
Aperitif, 242 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre; 516-594-3404.
Bistro Cassis, 55B Wall St., Huntington; 631-421-4122.
Chez Noelle, 34 Willowdale Ave., Port Washington; 516-883-3191.
Mirabelle, 150 Main St., Stony Brook; 631-751-0555,
Stone Creek Inn, 450 Montauk Hwy., East Quogue; 631-653-6770.
Stresa, 1524 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-365-6956.