(Carle Place, NY) — On February 16, LL Dent Restaurant will be celebrating eight years of serving Southern-style cuisine to Long Island customers. Guests are welcome to join the LL Dent staff to celebrate their eighth anniversary of the restaurant’s opening. LL Dent is located at 221 Old Country Road in Carle Place.
Co-owners Lillian Dent and her daughter, Chef Leisa Dent, provide traditional American cuisine with a Southern-style twist to guests at their Nassau County establishment. Set in an environment reminiscent of a Southern dining room, LL Dent’s authenticity is only surpassed by its hospitality. Opening a restaurant and serving unique dishes to Long Island customers has been a long-time dream for both Lillian and her daughter.
Lillian and her husband Toby moved to New York from Evans, Georgia with their two children. When the children attended grade school, Lillian would make them a large, hot breakfast every morning to ensure that they were ready for the day. Her daughter, Leisa became inspired by Lillian’s delicious meals and decided to take on cooking as a hobby at 10 years old. After many years of contemplating career paths, Leisa decided to give the Long Island restaurant industry a chance. When she initially entered the business, she began working at small, local restaurants on Long Island. Subsequently, Leisa acquired a job as Personal Chef for a childhood friend, Eddie Murphy, in New Jersey and California. Eventually, Leisa returned to Long Island to pursue her goal of earning her Associate’s Degree at the Culinary Institute of America, which led her to achieve yet another goal of opening a Southern-style restaurant with her family in the heart of Nassau County.
The LL Dent menu features a variety of well-known southern classics that Chef Leisa has perfected over the years, such as fried chicken and waffles, pulled pork, fried catfish, and homemade cornbread. The restaurant also offers specials such as a Sunday Brunch Buffet and a Tuesday Night Buffet, so their customers can enjoy a bit of each homemade dish.
“We would like to thank our guests who have supported the restaurant for the past eight years,” said Lillian Dent, Co-Owner, LL Dent. “It is so rewarding to serve Southern-style dishes to our customers, who have also become our close friends over the years. Our patrons truly mean the world to us and I can’t wait to share many more memories with them in the years to come.”
For more information on LL Dent, call (516) 742-0940 or visit www.lldent.com