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Water Mill: Muse is really cookin'

Chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida in his restaurant Muse, at

Chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida in his restaurant Muse, at 760 Montauk Hwy. in Water Mill. Photo Credit: Newsday File, 2007 / Ken Spencer

Muse Restaurant and Aquatic Lounge (yes, that's the full name) is making a Hamptons dinner affordable with a $24.95, three-course, fixed-price affair.

Chef Matthew Guiffrida's stellar spot serves full-flavored fare seasoned with imagination and whimsy. It's always fun, invariably very good or better.

His hits include "tuna palooza," or four different preparations of tuna; and "not ya mama's meatballs," or a quartet of interpretations of the classic. The meatballs are available on the fixed-price menu, as are choices including chicken potpie and apple-barbecue pork chops.

Guiffrida also is joining with his sister Shari and sister-in-law Angela, who also are chefs, to produce an "All in the Family" dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan. The March 12 event will feature some a-Muse-ments, as well as courses such as escolar Milanese, "inside out New England clam chowder" in the form of a pan-seared cake, and Patagonian toothfish zeppole, wherein Chilean sea bass meets a doughnut. Call 212-627-2308 to reserve.

Muse currently is open Thursday to Sunday for dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. It's situated at 760 Montauk Hwy., in the Water Mill Commons center on the north side of Route 27 in Water Mill; 631-726-2606.

Chef  Matthew Guiffrida at Muse (Newsday File Photo, 2007 / Ken Spencer)

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