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New chef at Bistro 44, Northport

Walter Ochoa, chef de cuisine, left, and Christopher

Walter Ochoa, chef de cuisine, left, and Christopher Lano, executive chef, at Bistro 44 in Northport. (Credit: Handout)

A new head chef, Christopher Lano, now helms the kitchen at Bistro 44 in Northport. Previously, Lano was executive chef at XO Restaurant Wine & Chocolate Lounge in Huntington. With him in Northport as chef de cuisine is  Walter Ochoa, who was sous chef at XO.

On Lano’s new menu: lemon dusted fried calamari ($11), spinach ricotta tartlet ($9), wild mushroom ravioli in black truffle broth ($21), marinated skirt steak with coffee BBQ sauce ($28) and brown sugar and ancho chile rubbed rib-eye ($31.24).

Specials include soft shell crab with watermelon mint salad ($14), pan-seared halibut with roasted asparagus ($34) and seared duck breast with lobster arugula salad ($32).

The restaurant offers outdoor dining on its shaded rear patio.

Bistro 44 is at 44 Main St., Northport, 631-262-9744, bistro44.net.

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