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Huntington: New chef at Sally's

Pan-seared salmon with Israeli couscous at Sally's Cocofe,

Pan-seared salmon with Israeli couscous at Sally's Cocofe, Huntington Photo Credit: Joan Reminick

Last year, Sally’s Cocofe in Huntington had a major makeover, coming out more of a serious restaurant than a lounge-y cafe.

Now, the place also has a serious chef/consultant: Michael Ross, formerly of Jedediah's in Jamesport and Fiddleheads in Oyster Bay.  As of late, Ross's repertoire of meatless kosher dishes (lots of fish, pasta and vegetables) has become a good deal more affordable, thanks to a three-course $23.95 prix-fixe, available Tuesday to Sunday. A two-course $13.95 lunch runs Tuesday to Friday.

A recent dinner kicked of with a first course of hand-cut “bistro” fries, served in a metal measuring cup and accompanied by a trio of dipping sauces (ketchup, aioli and hot sauce). Good but not quite excellent, since the potatoes were a tad mealy. A laudable main course of pan-seared Atlantic salmon came out perfectly cooked, drizzled with a lemon beurre blanc and accompanied by a blend of Israeli couscous, tomatoes, peas and corn. Pastry chef Kim Daly produced a chocolate mousse that was nothing short of transporting, a dark bittersweet cloud crowned with fresh whipped cream.

The vegetarian-friendly restaurant has an extensive dessert and hot chocolate menu and also does truffle and liqueur pairings.

Sally’s Cocofe is at 273 Main St., Huntington, 631-546-7541, sallyscocofe.com

Pan-seared Atlantic salmon with Israeli couscous, peas, corn and lemon beurre blanc

 

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