Residents of Point Lookout have a new sit-down, take-out eatery, Salt Air Café, which opened in May in a little cottage on Lido Boulevard.
Proprietor Kelly Kelleher envisioned a place where neighbors could enjoy from-scratch food made using good ingredients. She signed up with Farmigo, an online farmers’ market that acts as a conduit between farms, restaurants and consumers. She figures that, in the height of summer, about half her raw ingredients are supplied from small farms. The mix changes every week, but right now she’s got cranberry beans, arugula and spinach from Satur Farms in Cutchogue; nectarines, wax beans and tomatoes from Kernan Farms in Bridgeton, New Jersey; veal from Provitello Farms in Elba, New York.
On chef Luke Roberti’s menu: breakfasts such as country ham hash with red and green peppers ($10) and cornflake-crusted French toast with homemade fruit puree ($8); sandwiches such as red onion jam, horseradish aioli, caramelized mushrooms, Boursin and greens ($7) and marinated roast beef with caramelized onions, Cheddar and American cheese with ancho aioli ($9); soups and salads. There is also a refrigerated case of “gourmet to go” prepared foods to take home.
Friday and Saturday nights are “Sunset at the Salt,” when chef Roberti serves tacos ($5 each) and dinner specials. This week, it will probably be stuffed veal breast roulade ($18) and flatbread pizza with caramelized onions and figs ($12).
The cafe seats about eight inside, 20 at picnic tables on the lawn. Hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Salt Air Café is at 101 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout, 516-442-5255.