Nantucket Restaurant News

The White Elephant Hotel is offering Mahon About Town subscribers a special rate of $125 for their last night of the season, Sunday, December 6. Mention MAT when you reserve you room.

It’s also closing weekend at the Brant Point Grill, where you’ll find a special 4 course Stroll dinner of Chef Fred’s favorite winter dishes for $75. Then on Sunday, dinner is half price beginning at 5:30 until the food is gone. It’s also your last chance to catch the Bob Lehman Trio at the BPG until spring.

Confirmed at the Chef Bar for Sunday night’s Christmas Stroll 11th Anniversary Bubbly Bash at The Pearl: Seth Raynor, Liam Mackey, Erin Zircher, Michael Schlow (Radius), Sam Mason (Lady Jay’s in Brooklyn), Annie Copps (food editor of Yankee and Today Show regular), Andy Husbands (Tremont 647), Skip Bennett and Shore Gregory (Island Creek Oysters), and Jeremy Sewell (Lineage, Eastern Standard). The bar will open to public after 10pm, space available.

21 Federal is still in negotiations to renew its lease for 2011. Complete story in the I&M.

LoLa owners Marco Coelho and Ozzie Medeiros have taken over the former Sfoglia building and plan a year round Italian Mediterranean restaurant “Trattoria Isola”, opening in February. No major changes for the interior are planned, although they are applying for an entertainment license. Complete story in the I&M.

Liz Holland will be closing Daily Breads on Friday, December 17th, and Mark and Eithne Yelle will be taking over, or as Liz says, she will be “passing the baguette”. The new business will open in the spring as Mark-Et: Fine Foods and Bakery, from mid march through Christmas. In addition to a full bakery, Eithne and Mark will be adding prepared meals and food to go, salads, hors d’oeuvres, dinners, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty items such as mustards and chutney. Renovations begin after the first of the year. Stock up on your favorite Daily Breads before the 17th.

El Rincon Salvadoreno has closed for good, and the space will become Fusaro’s, a family style year round Italian restuarant operated by Tom Fusaro.

Out at Miacomet, Friday nights is the Miacomet Buffet from 6:00 to 7:30 at $17.99 per person, and Saturday night is all you can eat prime rib for $21.99.

Although their season is now over, the new executive chef at TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet is Kyle Zachary. Kyle was a sous chef at TOPPER’S from 2005-2006. A graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, he has worked at Alinea in Chicago, the Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA, and the Winnetu Inn at Martha’s Vineyard. Most recently Chef Kyle was the Sous Chef a la Carte at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany.

AK Diamond’s specials: Tuesdays – All You Can Eat Grilled Sirloin Tips, onions, potatoes, gravy and vegetables for $12.99; Wednesday – All You Can Eat Cranberry BBQ’s Babyback Ribs, coleslaw and fries for $14.99; Thursdays – All You Can Eat 4 Piece Fried Chicken Platter, coleslaw and fries for $12.99; Fridays – Prime Rib Dinner, baked potato and vegetables, 5-close, while it lasts for $14.99; Saturday – Half Price Wings All Day, Buffalo, BBQ, Zing Wings, or JT Wings – Also Prime Rib, potato and vegetables, either for $14.99; Sunday – Roast Beef or Turkey and Stuffing, served with mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables for $12.99. Not sure if prices apply to Stroll, so call ahead.

DeMarco has applied for outdoor seating and service at the restaurant on India Street.

Very sad to report that Cinco has closed down at 5 Amelia Drive, and the property in now in the hands of Nantucket Bank after an auction sale earlier in the fall. To those who have dined there, Michael, Connie, Scooter & Sam Sturgis send this message: “Thanks for a great experience! The friends, laughs, good times, great food & wine and memories were worth more than most people have the previlege to enjoy. The road of life has many intersections and we hope we see you there.

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