MCF-USA member Guy Reuge, chef-owner of Mirabelle in Stony Brook, Long Island, was recently featured in the NY Times dining section. Following is an excerpt from the article:
THERE was a collective sigh across Long Island last New Year’s Eve when Mirabelle Restaurant in St. James closed its doors. For 25 years it had been the place to celebrate life’s milestones.
Duck dressed with endive orange compote, polenta and clementines.
Last spring those sighs turned to cheers when a new Mirabelle opened in Stony Brook at the Three Village Inn. In fact, two Mirabelles have opened: the casual Mirabelle Tavern (reviewed May 24), followed a few months later by the more formal Mirabelle at Three Village Inn, a worthy successor to the St. James restaurant.
Guy Reuge, who was the chef-owner of Mirabelle in St. James, is executive chef at the new Stony Brook spot. Lessing’s Hospitality, of Great River, which has six other Long Island restaurants, is the owner of the Three Village Inn.
The new Mirabelle is larger and lovelier than the original. Each of its two dining rooms has a fireplace, which adds cozy warmth. Walls are covered in a deep rose wallpaper; seating is on soft beige chairs and banquettes. This is a serene restaurant where you can actually have a conversation.
Read the whole article here.