Wine Tasting in Commack


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Soft candlelight illuminates the pistachio-green walls and minimalist decor of The Grill Room, a Zagat-rated, Manhattan-style restaurant that draws on pancontinental influences to craft its menu of New American fusion fare. While guests mingle over plates of chili-rubbed pork tenderloin and hearty Black Angus new york strip steaks, bartenders fill martini glasses with violet, green, and marbled cocktails and shake classic gin martinis to crystal-clear perfection. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Miguel Berrios oversees the creation of delicacies such as tuna tartar, Prince Edward Island mussels, and hibachi ribs. While the weekend crowd awaits tastings of his latest masterpiece, jazz musicians set up on the stage and prepare to regale their audience with saxophone solos, walking basslines, and crooning recitations of the bar?s daily specials.
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge,
NY
US
Rustic, romantic, and intimate, Verde Wine Bar is considered a gem by locals, so it's unsurprising that it has quickly gained wider acclaim. The restaurant was voted top of the food, service, and wine-list categories by OpenTable users, and it earned a "Very Good" rating from the New York Times, which particularly lauded the caring servers and diners' excellent odds of ordering a great entree. Under the sparkling-pressed tin ceiling, couples and groups gather around bottles of wine from around the globe and closer to home. Before the main event, they snack on pulled-chicken arancini or meat and cheese boards decorated with condiments of raw honey, eggplant capanatta, and chocolate. Seek out the larger plates for a clear Italian influence, from a classic cavatelli bolognese to the Old-World lasagna.
450 Commack Road
Deer Park,
NY
US
Peter Goldfarb sits watching his mother, who holds a textbook with one hand while churning cookie dough with the other. As she pulls double duty as a mom and graduate student, she unwittingly alters the course of her son's life. The young Peter will soon grow up, move to Los Angeles, and pursue a career in television production—but his friends won't care about his industry stories; they'll want to know where his shipments of ridiculously tasty cookies are coming from. This true tale is what inspired Peter to eventually enroll in culinary school and coax his mom into cofounding Chip'n Dipped. Today, the duo and a crew of bakers make all-natural cookies, chocolates, and confections—including gluten- and dairy-free options—in full view of customers, as well as for impressed reporters from large publications such as the New York Times, Newsday, and the Candyland Gazette. Using kosher ingredients and minimally processed chocolates, the mom-and-son team creates treats loaded with bioflavonoids and free of hydrogenated oils and preservatives.
342 New York Ave.
Huntington,
NY
US
Featuring a beverage list with wines from all over the globe, Bin 56 is a perfect place to amp up your wino skills. When you're ready to pig out, Bin 56 is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. Sip on your favorite wine at Bin 56 and catch the game on one of the TVs. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Bin 56. Your large group can all sit together at Bin 56. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the bar gets busy. Dress is typically casual at Bin 56, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Bin 56. A mid-priced establishment, Bin 56 offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. At Bin 56, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
56 Stewart Ave
Huntington,
NY
US
At Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar, executive chef Steve Del Lima puts a contemporary spin on continental fare from filet mignon to crab-crusted sole. Del Lima's appetizers in particular have an international flair?beef tenderloin medallions come with hand-stretched tandoori naan, and flash-fried calamari is glazed with sweet Thai pepper. At Vitae's opening in 2011, a reviewer from the New York Times praised both the "tender baby back ribs," brushed with house-made black-coffee barbecue sauce, and the "elegant" ambiance, enhanced by the soft glow of recessed lighting and hanging lamps. Stored behind an onyx-amber bar and in a 1,400-bottle cellar, an extensive wine selection earned the Huntington eatery a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2014.
54 New St.
Huntington,
NY
US
The Massa family can trace its roots back to two New York pizza legends?both of whom are named Patsy. One, Patsy Grimaldi, founded the famous Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. The other, Patsy Lancieri, was responsible for Patsy's of East Harlem. Given these connections, it's no surprise that the Massas have a knack for the pizza business. They've been serving their signature pies since 1933, and today, they bake each of them inside a coal-fueled oven at temperatures upwards of 900 degrees. Atop regular, whole-wheat, or gluten-free dough, chefs add toppings such as meatballs and arugula. They also assemble a handful of specialty pizzas, crowned with everything from caramelized onions to whole chopped clams. Items like eggplant parmesan and pepperoni chips round out the menu, complemented by wine, beer, and after-dinner cappuccinos.
345 Main St
Huntington,
NY
US
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