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Peter M. Gianotti is Newsday's restaurant critic and wine-and-spirits columnist. He's the author of "A Guide to Long Island Wine Country," "Newsday's Guide to the Wines of Long Island," "Dining Out with Newsday" and co-author of "Newsday's Long Island Restaurant Guide" and "Eats NYC." Before reviewing restaurants, Gianotti was a Washington correspondent, economics writer, book critic and New York City reporter. Gianotti received his master's degree from Columbia University, where he also was a Bagehot Fellow; and his bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where he has taught journalism. He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and lives on Long Island.
Trata, the high-end Greek seafood restaurant, reopens in Water Mill tonight with two new chefs in the kitchen.
Executive Chef Greg Ling, who recently left The Riverhead Project, succeeds chef Luis Falcon, who earned Trata a three-star rating in Newsday at the now-closed Roslyn branch. Falcon also was chef in Water Mill. Chef de cuisine Stavros Arampatzidis comes to Water Mill from Thessaloniki,...Read more »
Get ready to carbo-load in Amityville.
Vero, the popular Italian restaurant, offers unlimited, tableside servings of three housemade pastas, plus a choice of appetizer or salad, for $19.95. The special is available every Wednesday.
Joseph Rosselli is the executive chef at Vero. He had been sous chef. Earlier this year, he succeeded Massimo Fedozzi, who'd earned the restaurant a 3-1/2...Read more »
Ocean, which looks onto Long Island Sound, is the new restaurant at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville. It succeeds the Pine Island Grill.
The eclectic menu includes appetizers such as lobster sliders, beet-and-goat cheese napoleon, and shellfish cocktails. The main dishes take in broiled, boiled or stuffed lobster; chile-rubbed scallops; ginger-glazed salmon; steaks and a "summer clambake"...Read more »
Jedediah Hawkins Inn, the handsome Italianate star in Jamesport, goes casual on Sunday with a holiday weekend pig roast.
The cost for the outdoor event is $65 for adults; $25 for children. The restaurant's new executive chef, Lia Fallon, said that in addition to the pig roast, there would be a raw bar, plus a hot dog cart for children. Beer and sangria are included for adults.
Fallon...Read more »
Marble, an American steakhouse, is to open Tuesday in the Floral Park space formerly occupied by Bob's Restaurant.
The new estalishment is expected to seat 132 and also have a 14-seat bar. There will be an upstairs lounge called Carrara, which seats 32.
Co-owner Christopher Corbett also runs J Fallon's Tap Room, on Tulip Avenue in Floral Park.
Marble, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral...Read more »
Blind Bat Brewery's Long Island Potato Stout has won Long Island Beer of the Year honors in the third annual online Craft Beer Week poll.
The "Golden Tap Awards" honoree Blind Bat is headquartered in Centerport but expects to relocate to Farmingdale later this year.
The winner for best new beer was Great South Bay Brewery's Blood Orange Pale Ale. The brewery is in Bay Shore.
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New chef Roy Wohlars is jazzing up the menu at theRIVERHEADPROJECT, which was named the top fine-dining restaurant to open in 2011 by Newsday.
Expect to nibble on house-smoked bluefish pierogies, kale salad with manchego cheese and smoked paprika vinaigrette, cardamom-braised pork belly with rhubarb puree and soft-shell crab with Asian slaw, among the appetizers.
Main courses include...Read more »
Chadwicks has lost an apostrophe and gained an identity.
Chadwicks American Chop House & Bar is downtown Rockville Centre's newest destination restaurant. It's situated opposite the railroad station and in the mainstream of Long Island dining.
To judge by the weekend crowds, Chadwicks already is well above the radar. Executive chef Art Gustafson, who now owns the restaurant, is doing...Read more »
There's spring in the step and on the menu at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport.
New chef Lia Fallon, formerly of Amarelle in Wading River, has fashioned a delicious seasonal menu at the landmark house.
From delectable spring vegetables, fine as a side order or with asta for a genuinely local primavera, to an asparagus-ricotta-and-olive flatbread, lobster-and-shrimp fritters, crisp...Read more »
The parking lot at Insignia, the glittery Smithtown steak house, is used to fancy cars. On May 16, there will be even more vroom vroom.
The restaurant is slated to host an "exotic car show" on Thursday, featuring grand marques such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche, plus a live DJ.
There's no charge to attend the event, which goes from ...Read more »