Product cheese and jelly sandwiches are not exactly Michael Liebman’s thing.
“But men and women love it,” he admits — especially a mother at a loss for one thing to pack a kid for lunch.
The chef experienced this in thoughts — the really like of jellies, jams and cheeses — when he set out to create a rollatini that would you should the palate, and however stand apart from the dozens of Italian eggplant rollatini dishes offered locally.
All around the similar time, he identified himself with an more pound of grilled zucchini.
“I did not want to waste it,” he recalled.
So he obtained to experimenting, and the zucchini turned this nascent dish’s key component.
With some other tweaks, here’s what he came up with:
Grilled Zucchini Rollatini
Whipped ricotta, grilled cherry tomatoes, burrata, blueberry-onion relish ($14)
“It’s grilled. It is vegetarian. It is been a strike,” explained the longtime chef who just released Zest, a restaurant for the enjoyment and adventurous foodie.
On the flip side, possibly Zest is for the bored foodie, the individual who’s grown drained of the very same aged pulled pork sandwich, for illustration.
Here’s what is in Liebman’s pulled pork development:
Pulled pork, Thai peanut sauce, apricot jam, grilled scallions, crispy shallots, pickled cucumbers ($16)
Liebman desires to reignite your appreciate affair with meals.
These fascinating dishes do not blend into the culinary white sound of Very long Island. If you want a burger, he states, there’s a lot of spots to go. Same for a grandma slice or a Buffalo pizza.
If you want some thing distinctive at Zest, he’s bought you:
Grilled Lamb Sausage Burger
Grilled onions, roasted crimson pepper tzatziki, Halloumi cheese, balsamic macerated grapes ($18)
And if you want to try a Buffalo pizza that is not from a pizza parlor, this has been an instantaneous hit at Zest:
Buffalo Hen pizzette
Pickled celery, gorgonzola, avocado ranch ($17)
Liebman does not look at himself and his Pablo Picasso-solution to cooking as everything groundbreaking.
“I’m not hoping to reinvent the wheel,” he mentioned, “I’m just hunting for extra methods to have enjoyment with it, since anything has been done.”
Then he paused and took notice of the monk fish with mango gelato he as soon as examined as a specific.
“That’s most likely never been done,” he said with smile.
Pictured over: The Cajun Salmon Burger at Zest Bay Shore. (courtesy)
Click on here for the overall menu. Simply click right here to comply with Zest on Instagram. Right here for Fb. Zest also presents catering, with an considerable menu, just connect with 631-647-4497. The deal with is 298 W. Most important St. in Bay Shore.