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A European Bistro At The Inn

Brasserie translates to “brewery” in the English language, but the English term is more commonly use for a fairly upscale high end bistro. These meanings come together inside the Inn at New Hyde Park, at a restaurant known as Brasserie 214. Serving a wide selection of European cuisine, this bistro also boasts one of the widest selections of beer lists on Long Island.

 

“Brasserie 214 came about in 2007, after extensive renovations to the Inn’s event facility,” said Restaurant General Manager Chris Anthony. “We feature many selections from Europe, including menu items from France, Northern Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Scandinavia.”

 

Brunch, lunch and dinner items include European style oven-baked pancakes, Old Amsterdam paninis and the Bavarian Alps sandwich, which features grilled bratwurst smothered in onions, Swiss cheese and honey mustard. 

 

Dinnertime features prix fixe (fixed price) menus with lobster and mussels night on Wednesday, steak night on Thursday and seafood fest on Friday. Sundays are an All Day Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to closing time with a wide variety of Bavarian specialties on the menu.

 

“Sunday is a big day for us and we have a lot of German fare including bratwurst, weisswurst, sauerbraten and all types of schnitzels,” said Anthony. 

 

The beer selection at Brasserie 214 is extensive to say the least, with the full spectrum of craft beers on tap. There are Belgian beers, Italian beers, German beers and small batch beers like Sam Adams Indiana Pale Ale. All of these are served at the restaurant’s modified oval bar, which is still in its original state since the Inn first opened in 1938.

 

Brasserie 214 is more than just high quality cuisine and imported ale choices. The bistro also features live music acts every Friday and Saturday night with local bands playing an assortment of contemporary, rock and dance music. The music usually begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until the early morning hours.

 

All special events including anniversaries, birthday galas, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and private parties are welcome.

 

Anthony took the position of general manager this past February, after transferring over from Runyon’s Seafood Restaurant in Seaford. He is a veteran in the restaurant business, with over 34 years under his belt.

 

“I want our customers to enjoy authentic dishes with modern gourmet twists,” said Anthony. “I want them to have a dining experience to remember.”

 

Brasserie 214 is located at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. For more information, go tobrasserie214.com


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Twenty-three-year-old Victoria Inguanta of New Hyde Park has a unique approach to her artwork. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School and Marymount College graduate takes the human body and combines figurative and abstract work using just a pencil and her canvas.

 

“For instance I’ll take a classical rendering of a face and bring out a modern aspect of the art using lines and space in my composition,” said Inguanta. “To me, the combining of the two is a lot of fun.”

The Sewanhaka Central High School District honored five educators with the Superintendent’s Teacher of the Year Award and recognized staff members with 25 years of service to the district at its Opening Day Ceremony last week, which was highlighted by presentations and student-musician performances.

 

Held at Sewanhaka High School, the ceremony began with the New Hyde Park Memorial High School Select Choir performing the Star Spangled Banner under the direction of choir director Robert McKinnon.


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Tara Notrica is your typical 49-year-old mother of two. Along with her husband Barry, she is kept busy by her 14-year-old son Jared and 10-year-old daughter Samantha. One more thing: she has been battling Mast Cell disease in addition to other autoimmune diseases for the past eight years. Josh York, the CEO and founder of GYMGUYZ, an in-home personal training company, has been working closely with Notrica to help her cope with her disease.

 

“GYMGUYZ is all about the three C’s: convenient, creative and customizable workouts,” said York. “We come to the setting of your choice from homes, offices, churches, and bring our fully loaded van, which has 365 pieces of equipment,” he continued.

Nassau County Police Activity League Special Needs Unit hosted the recent Special Olympics New York Basketball Tournament held at Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center home of Nassau County PAL (NCPAL). Thirteen basketball teams, each with up to ten players, participated in the games. NCPAL-

Special Needs Unit Knights; NCPAL New Hyde Park Knights; SCO Owls; Commack Sharks; Long Island Lions: ACDS Thunderbolts, AHRC Starz and for the first time the Oakville Skywalkers, a Canadian team, competed on the court to demonstrate their skill and spirit of sportsmanship. After the games gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons were awarded to each of the players.


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