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Portuguese wine dinner at A Taberna, Island Park

Patrons dine at A Taberna, a Portuguese restaurant

Patrons dine at A Taberna, a Portuguese restaurant in Island Park, New York, Thursday, September 27, 2007. Credit: Newsday / Robert Mecea

A Taberna, the seven-year-old Portuguese restaurant on Austin Boulevard in Island Park, is hosting a dinner Oct. 22 that highlights the wines of Herdade do Esporão in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Chef Wilfredo Acosta has composed a menu both gutsy and refined:

To start: Herdade do Esporão Sparkling White

Grilled shrimp, clams Portuguese and Portuguese sausage

Arco do Esporão Red

Swordfish medallions in a Cognac sauce

Herdade do Esporão Verdelho White

Filet mignon with wild mushrooms in a Port wine sauce

Herdade do Esporão Reserva Red

Flan and Assorted Cookies

Quinta dos Murças 10-Year-Old Tawny Port

Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Reservations are required. A Taberna is at 4135 Austin Blvd., Island Park, 516-432-0455.


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