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Mirabelle goes farm-to-table in Stony Brook
Mirabelle, the four-star French and New American restaurant, has started offering fixed-price, "farm-to-table" menus emphasizing local ingredients, The choices will change frequently, many daily.
"It's ambitious," said Maria Reuge, who manages the dining room at the restaurant in the Three Village Inn. She said that chef Guy Reuge (her husband) "wanted to do something more spontaneous."
The new menus include four appetizer, main course and dessert choices, The $39 menu is two courses; the three-course menu, $50. There also is a $92 tasting menu; $150, with wines.
Mirabelle's classic two-course duck, with seared breast and confit of leg; local oysters; foie gras; ginger-almond tart; and flourless chocolate cake will stay on the menu every day. Last night's updated menu included dishes such as citrus-glazed quail, organic egg en cocotte, Montauk fluke with a rutabaga-horseradish coulis, and loin of venison with black-pepper sauce and fall vegetables. Maria Reuge said that a pasta is expected to be added, too.
Mirabelle, which began as a French restaurant, has turned increasingly New American in the last decade.
Maria Reuge said that there was considerable flexibility in the choice of courses. A diner could, for example, select three appetizers instead of the traditional appetizer, main dish and dessert.
Mirabelle, 150 Main St., Stony Brook; 631-751-0555.