Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Good Times at Tellers on March 27


From Newsday:

Eric Violante, who previously cooked at H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown, is now commanding the kitchen at Tellers Chop House, 605 Main St. in Islip. In addition to classic dry-aged steaks, Violante's menu includes such fare as a pan-seared lobster quesadilla with avocado- cilantro salad and chipotle
sauce.

On Monday, March 27, Violante will pair a four-course menu with wines from the Joseph Phelps Vineyards in California's Napa Valley. The cost of the wine dinner (which features, as a third course, a porcini-dusted rib eye paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia 1999) is $125 a person, including tax and gratuity.

Tom Shelton, president of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, will speak about the wines. For information or reservations, call 631-277- 7070.


On a side note, I've only had dinner once at Tellers, and it was a couple of years ago. So, I can't say I'm qualified to review it, now. The entree was duck breast with a side of sweet potato puree and, I think, a cranberry compote. I was underwhelmed. Hopefully, the new chef has improved things.

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