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New chef @ Babylon Carriage House

The upper dining area and great staircase at

The upper dining area and great staircase at The Babylon Carriage House Restaurant in Babylon Village (March 24, 2008) Credit: Jim Peppler

Spiros Kannavos is now the top toque at Babylon Carriage House, after the departure of Joseph Balbo (who recently opened Trattachino in Wantagh). Kannavos, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, was a co-owner and executive chef at the former Dick & Dora’s in Massapequa.

While Kannavos has slightly revised the restaurant’s menu, his creativity truly comes out to play in a roster of chef’s specials. From that list, he named as a signature dish wild mushroom-crusted Chilean sea bass in a cracked-peppercorn brandy sauce, which he described as “earthy, savory and rich — not heavy.” The fish is served with shoestring potatoes and spinach. ($29). A dessert specialty is “Spiros’ tiramisu,” infused with Godiva, Tia Maria and Kahlua liqueurs ($7).

Babylon Carriage House is at 21 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, 631-422-5161

Upper dining room and staircase at Babylon Carriage House in Babylon