Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, specializing in small plates with a modern twist to Italian classics and fine wines from around the world, today announced the return of its Local Harvest menu at its location in the The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City, NY. The five-course tapas-style tasting menu, available from August 1 – 31, celebrates local, seasonal ingredients served at the peak of freshness, and supports local harvest and community farms throughout New Jersey and New York, including Antonio Mozzarella, Baldor, Blue Ribbon Fish, City Green Farms and Vrola Meat Company.
In addition, a portion of proceeds from the menu will also benefit local nonprofit organizations that support causes including hunger relief and expanding access to fresh, healthy food in urban areas. Specifically, the restaurant will donate $1 for each dish sold from the Local Harvest menu, or $5 when guests order the full five-course tasting menu, with proceeds in the Garden City restaurant will support Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.
The full Local Harvest menu includes:
Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta – Caramelized onions, ricotta cheese, green apples. Paired with a Wölffer Estate Rosé, 2016.
Hudson Valley Kale Salad – Roasted baby carrots, pecorino cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette. Paired with a Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc, 2013.
Seared Long Island Fluke – Sicilian caponata, tomato jam. Paired with a Hook & Ladder Chardonnay, 2014.
Braised Pork Belly – Butternut squash purée, crispy Brussels sprout leaves. Paired with a Wölffer Estate Cabernet Franc, 2014.
Local Ricotta Cheesecake– New Jersey blueberry compote, salted caramel. Paired with a Ca’ Blanca Moscato, 2016.