GF Chef Joseph FelicettaAttention all celiacs! I’d like to alert you to a fabulous one-time opportunity to eat your heart out at a restaurant on Long Island. Oysterman’s Restaurant and Pub in Sayville, NY generally serves New American cuisine and seafood. On December 9th, they are inviting gluten-free chef Joseph Felicetta to cook a six-course gluten-free gourmet meal for $75 per person. Chef Felicetta learned three years ago they had celiac disease and felt compelled to quit working at restaurants out of fear of cross-contamination. This was quite a loss to the eating community considering that he was an important chef at the former Octopus Garden in Port Washington, Fusion Grill in East Setauket, Allegro in Bay Shore, Casa Rustica in Smithtown and the Bayport House in Bayport. Here is the menu Chef Felicetta is planning:

  • Assorted hors d’oeurves
  • Sparkling rose N.V., Calvados, Spain
  • Ceviche Peruviano (wild-caught Montauk striped bass and sea scallops with fresh lemon, lime and orange juices, cilantro, jalapeno and sweet peppers, with wasabi tobiko and pickled red onions)
  • Sauvignon blanc, 2007, Casa Patronales, Chile
  • Autumn bisque (seasonal roots and lilies, herbs and asafoetida, Blue Point oyster garni, basil oil)
  • Bordeaux blend, 2006 organic Ranch House Red, Napa Valley
  • Intermezzo sorbet
  • Filet tournedo, Gorgonzola crown, pinot noir demiglace with jumbo scampi garni, LI potato galette, asparagus Polonaise
  • Adobe Clayhouse Vineyard red, 2006, California
  • Flourless chocolate torte, fresh whipped cream, cherries montmorency garni
  • Deco chocolate port

Run, don’t walk, to the phone and dial 631-589-7775 to make a reservation. After all, we really should support other members of the gluten-free community. It only requires a little sacrifice on your part. Enjoy!