Everything You Need to Know About Long Island Restaurant Week

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Visit Bistro 72 for a special, limited-time prix fixe menu in honor of the 10th annual Long Island Restaurant Week. For the first time, Long Island Restaurant Week is running during the winter, starting this past Sunday and going until Sunday, January 29th. Our Restaurant Week menu features 3 delectable courses. You’ll be able to choose between 2 different appetizers, 6 different entrées and 3 different desserts all for $27.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. See the menu here.

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Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Soup

Long Island Restaurant Week was designed to benefit food-lovers and restaurants alike. Diners get a chance to try out new menu items and new restaurants while saving money. Restaurants benefit by getting foot traffic during a typically slow period of time as well as a chance to win over new guests and maintain relationships with current fans. The restaurant’s chefs also get to flex their culinary muscles and experiment with new entrées.

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Chicken En Croute

“I love to get feedback from our guests on dishes that are new and exciting. I also love that it brings new customers to our restaurant which allows me to create a wonderful experience for their first time with us,” said Bistro 72’s Chef Deb. “I wanted to come up with a creative, bold and different type menu that [Bistro 72 has] not yet done. I put a lot of thought into every course so no matter which option you choose all the dishes are balanced together from beginning to end.”

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Tequila & Cajun Shrimp

Chef Deb loves all the specials on the menu, but if she had to pick a favorite it would be the Tequila & Cajun Shrimp entrée, since she enjoys the contrast in flavor between the spiciness of the shrimp and the subtle cream-based sauce on the fettuccine. Ultimately, she says there’s only one way to find your favorite–come and try them yourself.  

For reservations, call (631) 369-3325.

Celebrate 5 Days of Romance

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February 10th – February 14th

Why celebrate love for one day, when you can celebrate for five? Valentine’s Day celebrations begin on Friday, February 10th at Bistro 72. Make it a special evening, an overnight stay or a weekend escape.

Friday, February 10th

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Start the weekend with a date night and our special edition Partner Paint Nite! Bring your significant other, the one you love or the one you hope to love to a night of painting and drinking. You’ll be painting Soaring Love in Hotel Indigo’s Ballroom. Each couple will receive chocolates to share with their partner and one Free Paint Nite ticket to a future event. This is a partner painting! You must purchase a ticket for each person participating. Each person receives one canvas. To purchase tickets to the event click here

Bistro 72 will also begin offering a four-course Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu for five days beginning on Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14 with a wonderful selection including Wild Mushroom Soup, Vegetable Ravioli, Lobster Risotto, Petit Filet Mignon, and Amaretto Tirimisu to name a few. To see the entire menu click here.

The Prix Fixe menu is $72 plus tax and gratuity.

What pairs well with exquisite food? An entertaining music line-up of course. Gail Storm takes the stage at 7pm with an evening of classic blues/jazz. The live music continues on through Tuesday.

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Saturday, February 11th

Keep the romance alive on Saturday, with the Valentine’s Day Wine Tour. The tour includes transportation to a wine tasting at Sparkling Pointe Vineyard, cheese and wine tasting at Love Lane Cheese Shop, and the opportunity to shop on Love Lane. The tour continues with a wine tasting at Baiting Hollow Farm with live music by Barely Acoustic. The price of the tour is $389 plus tax.

After the tour, return to Bistro 72 as Keith Sloane plays all the hits from yesterday and today on acoustic guitar at 7pm.

Sunday, February 12th

Who said Valentine’s Day is all about couples? Find your Valentine at Bistro 72 on Sunday while listening  the music stylings of Michael Duca. His acoustic adaptations of covers range from Elvis and The Beatles up to and including top artists of today like The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Jack Johnson and Eminem.

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Monday, February 13th

The fun continues on Monday with live music by Cassandra House at 7pm as she brings her soulful music to the stage.

Tuesday, February 14th

It all leads to the special day when Jeff LeBlanc takes the stage for a romantic evening of great music and food at 7pm.

Sweetheart Stay Package

The overnight package will be available for guests to book from Friday, February 10th – Tuesday February, 14th. It will include a bottle of champagne and chocolates $189.00 + tax per night per room. To book or for  more information click here or call (631) 369-2200 ext. 0. 

We look forward to serving you at our tables for our five days of romance.

Winterfest returns to Bistro 72 February 24th – March 18th

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Bistro 72 will join Winterfest, a 4-week event series highlighting the best local businesses and the arts scene on the East End, with a series of live music every Friday and Saturday between February 24, 2017 and March 18, 2017 from 7pm – 10pm. We’ll showcase talented musicians who play jazz, rock, country music and more. We’ll also have a special prix fixe dinner menu for only $55/person (+tax and gratuity). To help you figure out which acts you’d love to see, check out the artist’s stories and accomplishments below.

East End Trio | Friday, February 24th
The East End Trio, is a local band comprised of a Mike Munzer (Guitar, Vocals), Doug Morrow (Percussionist) and Miranda Gatewood (Bass/Vocals), who have been friends for 10 years and counting. They often play hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s “performed with style, grace and originality.”

Danny Kean | Saturday, February 25th
Danny Kean started playing piano at age 2 and released his first album, Blind by Design at age 18. His influences include artists like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Jimmy Hendrix, Ray Charles and the Crusaders. Their sound reverberates throughout his work. When he was 19, he went on tour with Stevie Cochran and performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. More recently, he recorded with famed rocker Gary U.S. Bond, New Orleans blues legend Bryan Lee and released his own self-titled album.

Robert Bruey | Friday, March 3rd
Bruey, a skilled singer-songwriter and guitarist, grew up in rural New England and currently lives on Long Island’s North Fork. In his music, you can feel his musical influences, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and Jackson Browne, among others. He describes his own music as “ soulful, honest and real” and often employs a deft and unique finger-picking style that complements his earthy voice and the introspection in his lyrics.

Michael Duca | Saturday, March 4th
Michael Duca is a Long Island native, who’s played at restaurants and wineries across the East End for over 10 years. He plays acoustic covers from a range of artists such as Elvis, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd up to and including top artists of the 80’s 90’s and today like Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Mumford & Sons, Adele, One Direction, Rihanna, Phil Phillips, Jack Johnson and Eminem as well as some of his original songs.

Dave March | Friday, March 10th
Dave March is a local singer/songwriter, bass player, and a founding member of critically-acclaimed folk rock ensemble Miles to Dayton. His influences include Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, John Lennon to name a few. Dave has shared the stage with artists such as Jen Chapin, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens and Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer band.

Cassandra House |  Saturday, March 11th
Cassandra House is a local singer/songwriter whose original music has been compared to Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards & Neko Case and described as soulful, earnest and raw. She has shared the stage with such talents as Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, Shannon McNally, Jen Chapin & Todd Scheaffer of Railroad Earth

Jon + Krista from Miles to Dayton | Friday, March 17th
Jon and Krista are partners in music and in life. The couple forms a third of the critically-acclaimed band, Miles To Dayton. Miles to Dayton has built a large grassroots following of fans young and old, performing at the Patchogue Theater and selling out a show at Boulton Center. Miles to Dayton has also been featured in Oprah Magazine, ValsList, the Long Island Pulse and the Lefsetz Letter and many other publications.

Jesse Barnes | Saturday, March 18th
Jesse Barnes is a guitarist and composer based in Brooklyn. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he was introduced to the guitar and started playing in local blues clubs. He’s spent 10 years playing in venues across the world such as New Orleans, Chicago or Brazil. His music incorporates bossa nova and jazz.

Make a weekend of your visit by reserving a stay at Hotel Indigo Long Island – East End. Special, limited-time only room packages are available for purchase throughout the entirety of Winterfest. See the full details of the one-night stay and two-night stay packages at the bottom of this article.

Room Packages
One-night package
Includes
Overnight stay for two in any of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms.
A bottle of Long Island wine at check-in
2 general admission tickets to our Saturday night live show in the Ballroom
$25 food credit
Total $199 plus tax

Two-night package
Includes
2 night stay for two in any of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms.
A bottle of Long Island wine at check-in
2 general admission tickets to our Saturday night live show in the Ballroom
$50 food credit
Total $319 plus tax

The Health Benefits of Red Wine

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Wine and Wellness. Two words we are happy to see hand in hand. When a new year arrives, many people begin a health and wellness plan that includes healthy food and exercise. Evaluating and changing food and beverage choices is part of the process. Well, one change you don’t need to make is removing wine from your plan. In fact, studies have shown that drinking red wine, in moderation, can lead to a healthier lifestyle. So have a splendid glass of wine on the path to a healthier you. You can always go to the gym tomorrow.

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The key to the health benefits to red wine is moderate consumption. There are many factors that can help you determine what is moderate for you. Weight, gender and muscle mass are among them. So depending on the person, various studies have shown that 1-4 glasses day would be beneficial. Also, you have to keep the size of the glass in mind.

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When dining out the dilemma on whether you should pair your meal with red or white will arise. If you’re looking for the health benefits you’ll have to stick to the red. Why is red healthier than white? It has to do with the grapes’ skin and the process of making the wine. The grapes’ skin contains resveratrol which is an estrogen-related compound. A recent study found that resveratrol can help offset the development of Alzheimer’s disease in light to moderate wine drinkers. The grapes’ skin and seeds contain polyphenals which is an antioxidant which protect cells from free radicals.

Our palettes decide which wine we prefer, but apparently our hearts love wine too. According to the American Heart Association, many studies have been published in science journals about how drinking red wine may be associated with reduced mortality due to heart disease in some populations. Some researchers suggested the the benefits of the components in red wine, flavonoids and other antioxidants in reducing heart disease risk. There are lifestyle factors that also play into the benefits including the importance of physical activity, weight management and adhering to a healthy diet.

According to a Finnish study, conducted over a 29-year period on 2,468 men and published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007, wine drinkers have 34% lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Other studies conducted over time  have shown that additional benefits include reduce risk of heart-attack, lower risk of heart disease, reduction of Type 2 Diabetes, lower risk of strokes and cuts the risk of cancer in both men and women. Of course the key again is moderation.

Just like the North Fork, at Bistro 72 there’s never a shortage of wine whether red, white or sparkling we have plenty of choices you’ll love.  If you’re looking to get ahead on your healthy lifestyle plan, we have a selection of reds to choose from including Suhru Wines Shiraz, Wolffer Estate Vineyard Fatalis Fatum 2012, Bridge Lane Red Blend, Raphael Cabernet Franc and Osprey’s Dominion Reserve Merlot to name a few.

So start the new year with flavonoids and antioxidants! Raise your glass and cheers to red, red wine!

For reservations at Bistro 72, please call (631) 369-3325.

To see our full wine list, please click here.