The Last Word, a cocktail bar and restaurant with a Peruvian influence has opened in Huntington. According to a story in Huntington Now, the new restaurant was launched by Matt Sanchez and Jeff Alvarado, who planned to bring specialty cocktails and a taste of Peru to 33 Wall Street.
Opened in September, The Last Word cocktail menu is extensive. Their Little Taste of Peru themed drinks include a Pisco Sour, with pisco, lemon, lime, egg white, and angostura ($14), Chilcano, with pisco, lime, basil, ginger beer, and angostura ($14), and a Don Alfredo made with pisco, lime, elderflower cordial, orange blossom, mint, and club soda ($14).
Photo: The Last Word Facebook page.
Their food menu features ceviche served with white corn and sweet potato ($19), cold plates including tomato salad, with beefsteak tomato, cucumber and red onion marinated in a red wine vinaigrette ($12), and choros a la chalaca (mussels), made of mussels marinated in fresh lime juice tossed with peruvian white corn, shallot, limo pepper, jalapeño and topped with cilantro ($16).
Hot plates include papa rellena (fried potato balls), ground Beef and egg stuffed in yucca-potato ball served with aji verde, red onion, cilantro leaf ($16), jalea (fried seafood platter), mixed seafood platter (cod, calamari, mussels, shrimp) deep fried over yucca fries and served with aji verde and huancaina ($25), and old bay shrimp tacos, old bay shrimp with lime slaw, avocado, pickled red onion in a corn tortilla side avocado-jalapano-lime sauce ($13).
On Google Review, Vinu Kurian gave it five stars.
“Probably the best Peruvian food I’ve had on Long Island,” he wrote. “I really enjoyed the craft cocktails and the awesome food. The service was excellent and they were very friendly. I think my favorite was the ceviche. It was so fresh. Huge drink menu and some excellent cocktails also.”
Seth St. Giles said he loves The Last Word.
“Best drinks on the North Shore of Long Island,” he wrote. “Small Bites. Killer crowd. As a Sommelier, I'm not impressed easily.”
Location: 13 Wall Street, Huntington, (631) 629-4545.