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FIORINI RESTAURANT OFFERS NEAPOLITAN FESTIVAL

FIORINI RESTAURANT

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209 East 56th Street New York, NY 10022T: 212.308.0830F: 212.308.9399

www.fiorinirestaurantnyc.com

On Monday, April 16, Fiorini, the regional Italian midtown restaurant (209 East 56th Street — between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) owned by acclaimed restaurateur/chef Lello Arpaia, will launch a month-long Neapolitan Festival, the first in an ongoing Regional Italian Culinary Series. Lello, a native of Naples, will offer a unique 4-Course $55 Neapolitan prix fixe menu (also available a la carte) during dinner hours (5:00PM – 10:00 PM), Monday-Saturday (closed on Sunday). This authentic Neapolitan Menu is also available with paired Neapolitan wines for $75.
For reservations, call Fiorini at 212-308-0830 OR e-mail the restaurant at fiorinirestaurant@gmail.com.

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NEAPOLITAN PRIX FIX MENU

$55 or $75 (with paired wines)

Appetizer (choice of)

Fritto Misto with Zucchini

Or

Polipetto Affogato

Pasta (choice of)

Scialatilli Amalfitani with Eggplant

Or

Linguine alla Vongole with Zucchini

Fish / Meat (choice of)

Scallopine alla Pizzaiola

Pollo Scarpariello

Branzino Acqua Pazza

Dessert

Baba o Rum

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Le Perigord’s Game Festival

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Beginning on October 18 and continuing through the end of this year, Le Perigord, the acclaimed classic French restaurant midtown (405 East 52nd Street — between First Avenue & FDR Drive), is launching its first ever Game Festival, complete with seasonal vegetables and garnishes.

Executive Chef Joel Benjamin will be preparing game specialties — venison, pheasant, partridge, grouse, woodchuck, quail, elk, and squab.  He will begin with venison loin filets, partridge, and pheasant dishes, using several different recipes during the fall season. However, he will be adding grouse, quail, squab, elk, and other forest denizens to the festival as the season progresses.  Each dish will be carefully planned and will be prepared using seasonal market products and complemented with sauces from Le Perigord’s master saucier, who has been at the restaurant for 35 years.

Le Perigord will also prepare someone’s favorite dish given sufficient lead time.  For more information about Le Perigord’s Game Festival, call: (212) 755-6244.


HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL THROUGH JUNE 25 AT HISTORIC GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR

LIQUID LIBATIONS – KETEL ONE AND BOLS GENEVER “DUTCH” MARTINIS AND DUTCH FAVORITE HEINEKEN BEER – CO-STAR AT HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL THROUGH JUNE 25 AT HISTORIC GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BARoyster-bar-interior-3

Liquid libations – “Dutch Martinis” featuring spirits from the Netherlands in the form of Ketel One vodka and Bols Genever gin – will co-star with “nieuw maatjes” herring at the annual Holland Herring Festival at the Grand Central Oyster Bar June 9 through June 25.

The Holland-imported Heineken beer joins the party with a pair of Heineken nights on consecutive Thursday nights – June 10 in a salute to Dutch sportsmen and June 17 in a tribute to Dutch New York – both from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Heineken models will be on hand to greet customers each night, and prizes will be awarded.

The Ketel One martini will be priced at $11.75, while the Bols Genever gin martini is priced at $10.50. Heineken, Heineken Light and Amstel Light are all priced at $6.25 throughout the festival.

Fan favorite herring filets are served with hard boiled egg, sweet onion and chives, and are priced at $7.00, and the herring salad at $7.95 per order. The official “First Tasting” of the Holland Herring will take place at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 9.

For updates, information and reservations call the Grand Central Oyster Bar at 212-490-6650, or log onto http://www.oysterbarny.com/.

Ketel One and Bols Genever martini recipes follow:

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