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Northern Exposure

BY Caroline Tell | June 30, 2017 | Feature National

A group of NYC's best chefs are bringing clean, local eats to the North Fork.
Shellfish classics like Barba Bianca's scungilli are bursting with aquatic flavors.

Chef Frank DeCarlo of Manhattan neighborhood standbys Peasant and Bacaro is putting his stamp on regional Italian cooking with Barba Bianca, a new waterfront restaurant in Greenport. Italian for “white beard,” Barba Bianca is DeCarlo’s homage to fishermen, specifically those of Long Island, whose daily catches will be featured on the menu. There’s a focus on hyperlocal ingredients, such that all produce and protein will be sourced within a 5-mile radius, with a spotlight on local “junk fish” typically overlooked by commercial fisherman, such as whelk, razor clams, mantis shrimp, bluefish, skate and eel. Additional offerings include an antipasti selection, various primi piatti in the form of gnocchi and risotto, and a traditional zuppa di pesce (fish soup). 102 Main Street Wharf, Greenport, 631.333.2600

At its colorful Lower East Side eatery, The Lucky Bee has long lured fans of Thai curries, Southeast Asian street snacks and flavorful cocktails. Now, beachgoers can get their fix at its pop-up restaurant at Greenport’s popular Bruce & Son. Throughout the season, The Lucky Bee will take over the cafe following brunch, where chef Matty Bennett will be serving his signature Southeast Asian dishes, including lobster wrapped in betel leaves, green curry of market vegetables and coconut poached chicken. The outpost will also have the luxury of working with local winemakers, farmers and fisherman to utilize local produce. 208 Main St., Greenport, 844.364.4286

Galen Zamarra, the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of New York’s Mas (Farmhouse), is heading east this summer to oversee the food and beverage program at Sound View, a new hotel in Greenport. He’ll be working his magic in its new waterfront eatery, Halyard Restaurant, by serving up seafood and American classics that embody the property’s nautical geography and history. Fresh produce, seafood and wine from the North Fork and Atlantic Seaboard will take center stage; highlights will include interpretations of American retro classics and seafood offerings, like lobster beignets, duck cassoulet and whole grilled fish. 58775 Route 48, Greenport, 631.477.0666

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