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Tenor chef no longer at Fargiano's in East Islip

Chef Richard Desmond is known as

Chef Richard Desmond is known as "The Singing Chef" at Fargiano's Pizza & Pasta in East Islip. Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Singing chef Richard Desmond is no longer belting out arias from the kitchen of Fargiano’s Pizza & Pasta in East Islip. The multitalented tenor said he’s taking a bit of a break from the stove.

Still, he said, he continues to do consulting work for the little pizzeria-trattoria.

Owner Chris Fargiano, who has always been in charge of the eatery's regular menu, said he regularly collaborates with Desmond on specials and desserts. Right now, he said, he’s featuring a Desmond special of braised prime short rib in a red wine reduction ($20.95) as well as chocolate peanut butter mousse cake with ganache icing ($6).

Fargiano’s Pizza & Pasta, 93 E. Main St., East Islip, 631-650-9595.

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