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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


News

Last year Manhasset Park District Commissioner Mark Sauvigne was thinking about running for the office of Manhasset-Lakeville Fire & Water District Commissioner, but he sensed the timing wasn’t right. The district covers Manhasset and parts of Great Neck and north New Hyde Park. Commissioner terms are for three years.

 

“About a year ago I was approached by various members of the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department, asking me if I would be interested in running for the office of the Fire/ Water

Commissioner,” said Sauvigne. “Although I was honored to be considered, I wasn’t sure the timing was right, so I put the decision off for a year. In the meantime, when the communication tower controversy occurred in October of 2013, I knew it was time to get involved.”

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


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International Night - November 27

Blood Drive - November 29


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