Good Times at Tellers on March 27
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
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.