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Truffle dinner at Prime in Huntington

James McDevitt is the new corporate executive chef

James McDevitt is the new corporate executive chef of Bohlsen Restaurant Group, which operates seven culinary venues in Suffolk County. Credit: Jim Lennon

Usually James McDevitt shuttles between the kitchens of Tellers and Verace in Islip, Monsoon in Babylon, H2O in Smithtown and Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar in Huntington. On Friday Feb. 7, he’s staying put at Prime for the evening.

The corporate executive chef for the Bohlsen Restaurant Group — and a Newsday All-Star chef when he was at Four Food Studio in Melville — is pulling out all the stops for a five-course black truffle dinner. Three pounds of Perigord truffles (at $600/pound) are being flown in from France and the chef intends to have his way with them. To wit:

Hamachi sushi with black truffle and caviar

Chilean turbot with black trumpet mushrooms, melted leeks, fingerling potatoes, winter truffles

Dry-aged prime New York strip steak with truffle-crusted potato, baby turnips, Brussels sprouts, truffled Bordelaise sauce

Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam triple-cream cheese with fresh honeycomb, quince paste, truffle, pinenut brittle

The price is $175 per person (includes tax and tip). Reservations can be made here on Prime’s website. Prime is at 117 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-385-1515.

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