Fusion cuisine blends the culinary traditions of one culture with another, just as backpacks on wheels blend convenience with shame. Merge mouthwatering flavors with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Asian-American fusion fare and drinks for dinner at Four Food Studio and Cocktail Salon in Melville. Dinner is served Monday–Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
The chefs at Four Food Studio and Cocktail Salon craft a new seasonal menu every 13 weeks that highlights fresh, local ingredients transformed into imaginative Asian-American fusion fare. Like misguided Battleship game pieces, fangs sink into the Four Style peking duck, half a roasted duck served extra crispy with cucumber, cilantro, and hoisin ($32). Cravings for carnivorous fixes and nostalgia meet their match with the Kobe meatloaf slathered in gravy and accessorized with peas and baby carrots ($21). The winter-squash ravioli brims with toasted pumpkin seeds and crispy bacon chips in a balsamic reduction ($24), and the 48-hour braised short ribs ($35) outshine their daylight-savings-time brethren, which only take 47 hours to prepare.
The cozy eatery's four themed areas each represent a season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The vibrant, green-tinged spring lounge flaunts eclectic, raindrop-shaped windows, and the autumn lounge envelops diners in warm wood accents. Within the igloo-inspired winter room, guests relax in snow-white booths set against a cool, blue color scheme and a handcrafted terrazzo floor, which hovers beneath a video fireplace ideal for roasting video marshmallows.