Harvest Cafe’s spring lineup includes chef’s dinner specials, mimosas and the Easter Bunny

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – After two years, monthly fixed price deals and holiday specials are officially back at Harvest Cafe in New Dorp Beach.

Harvest Cafe is a unique borough restaurant. It is a full-service operation with beer, wine, and cocktails that functions as a training site for the non-profit organization, A Very Special Place. Individuals enrolled in the group’s programs have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The restaurant training program gives each person the opportunity to work in the restaurant industry in hopes of finding permanent employment in the community.

Salads are part of the holiday menu options served at Harvest Cafe. (Staten Island Advanced File Photo)

With this mission as the backbone of the company, Executive Chef Nick DiBartolomeo will lead his on-duty team for a three-course dinner on Thursday, April 28. Seating times are 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $47.99 per guest with alcoholic beverages. , taxes and tips not included. Reservations are essential – 347-857-6888.

Highlights of Harvest’s special meal include a choice of two salads – bitter lettuce tossed with hearts of palm, tomatoes and artichokes dressed in a honey roasted garlic vinaigrette and spring mix with berries, cucumber, almonds, goat cheese and golden raisins in a balsamic vinaigrette.

Appetizer presentations center around New York Striploin Steak, Half Roast Chicken, Grilled Lamb Chops, or Pan-Seared Salmon. All starters are served with the chef’s potato and the vegetable of the day.

The dessert options for the prix fixe are a hot chocolate chip cookie pan topped with caramel and vanilla ice cream and a key lime pie with berry compote.

Harvest Coffee

Nick DiBartolomeo, executive chef of Harvest Cafe (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)Pamela Silvestri

SPECIAL EASTER BRUNCH

Also on the horizon at Harvest Cafe is the return of Easter Sunday brunch on Sunday, April 17. The holiday brunch buffet includes scrambled eggs with potatoes, bacon, sausages, chicken tenders, French toast, and waffles, plus a pasta and meat option. For the day there is a salad bar and other food – bagels, danishes, muffins, fruit salad, cookies and brownies.

Two two-hour spots are available at 9 a.m. or noon. Adults cost $31.95 and children $14.95. Reservations are required and include giveaways, an Easter egg hunt and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

During normal service, Harvest Cafe is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It offers breakfast and lunch and is located at 694 New Dorp Lane and can be reached at 347-857-6888.

Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].

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