The Suffolk Theater is set to open in downtown Riverhead next week and a familiar face has joined the team.
Chef Tom Schaudel, best known on the North Fork as the owner of acclaimed restaurants A Mano and Alure, has signed on as culinary director of the theater.
In that capacity, he’ll oversee the theater’s full-service restaurant and two bars.
A graduate of The Culinary Institute, Mr. Schaudel opened his first restaurant on Long Island 30 years ago.
Mr. Schaudel’s first order of business in his new role was to collaborate with the theater’s food and beverage manager Lawrence Smith on a special cocktail for opening night March 2.
See a recipe for the drink, dubbed The Lord Suffolk Cocktail, below:
THE ‘LORD SUFFOLK’ COCKTAIL
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
1 3/4 oz Hendricks* gin (5 cl, 7/16 gills)
1/4 oz Cointreau (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
1/4 oz sweet vermouth (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
Add lemon twist
Serve in a cocktail glass (4.5 oz)