Seasons 52 has always been known for their mini desserts, served up in a shot glass and baked to perfection. They’re announcing today a series of new mini indulgence flavors that are both seasonal and permanent to their menu.
Food News: Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas To Open in May at Gallery at Westbury Plaza Shopping Center
Update on 5/21/14: The restaurant will be opening on May 27, 2014
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas restaurant is now under construction with hopes to open up in May of this year. Located in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza shops on the Garden City / Westbury border, this new italian spot looks to be one of the nicer offerings in the shopping center thus far.
When we last visited Vespa Cibobuono in Great Neck, owner Marco Mollo had recently purchased the restaurant from its previous owner. Fast forward almost a year and Marco has taken the restaurant, a Northern Italian masterpiece and transformed it into his own; Ponte Mollo. Placing his own stamp on the space, formerly known to those driving on Northern Boulevard for its Vespa continuously parked on the sidewalk, Marco can now continue to grow his expanding fan base of local diners and those looking for a wonderful italian night out.
Kontokosta Winery, a new addition to the North Fork’s great wineries, is a wonderful winery in a magnificent building. It’s steps away from the Sound and when you’ve ordered a glass or a bottle after your tasting, you can make your way to the picnic benches and Adirondack chairs that sit overlooking the Sound and take in the view.
When we saw that PLANCHA, a new Tapas and Wine Bar was opening up in Garden City, our intuition told us that Josh, Jonathan and Lily, the trio behind one of our favorite spots on the South Shore, Salumi, in Massapequa, were behind this new spot. Our suspicions were confirmed and with that knowledge in our hands, we knew that diners were in for something special on the North Shore.
With sister French restaurants across the island (Aperitif, Brasserie Persil and Sage Bistro), this is their only location on the north shore, in Woodbury. The restaurant itself is high-end and gorgeous, catering to the local upscale community. It’s because of our positive track record with their other locations that we stopped in to snap a few photos for our readers to peek behind the doors and see what is inside.
For the past six years, Nonnina Italian Bistro in West Islip has been catering to an upscale, mostly local clientele with its excellent dinner service. It’s an upscale atmosphere, complete with a lounge area with fireplace, bi-level dining and a romantic and dark mood. We hopped into the kitchen to photograph some of their dishes as they were coming off of the line.
Hotel Indigo has been featured on our site before. We’ve taken a look at their Signature Drink, The Long Island Lighthouse and took a look at Bistro 72, their in-house restaurant. This time, we’re turning our attention towards a wonderful program that they’re running; Indigo Uncorked.
Seasons 52 in Garden City is a great addition to the Long Island dining scene. A “chain” restaurant owned by Darden Restaurants, there’s nothing chain about it. It’s a high-end restaurant that focuses on healthy dishes, superior ambience and carefully selected wine options.
To live this close and not make your way out to Long Island’s wine country should be a cardinal sin. Even if you’re not a drinker, or do not enjoy wine; the scenery, different vineyards and various activities on the north fork are well worth the day trip. We recently stopped by to four of Long Island’s most popular vineyards on a one-day trip. If you’d like to recreate our trip with a few of your favorite companions, follow on through for where we visited.