Limani’s Franco Sukaj on Fighting Hunger and Dishing Esquisite Simplicity

Limani in Roslyn is an opulent Mediterranean delight that specializes in Greek seafood, a fact highlighted by the fresh whole fish displayed on ice and decorations inspired by ancient Greece. It’s fine-dining at its Gold Coast best, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff and fresh dishes that stand out because of their vibrant simplicity.

Limani will be among the participants in Pulse’s annual Island Tasting charity event to fight hunger on Long Island at Coindre Hall in Huntington on Nov. 17. All funds raised will benefit Island Harvest Food Bank.


Franco Sukaj, general manager of Limani Roslyn and Limani NYC, shared what the company is planning for Island Tasting, why it’s so important to give back, and tipped us off to some of Limani’s signature dishes from its extensive menu.

What is Limani preparing for Island Tasting?
We will be offering our traditional tomato salad along with grilled, sushi-quality octopus.

Why do you feel is it important to support hunger-fighting initiatives like Island Harvest?
It fosters community goodwill. Donations will lead to recognition throughout the community. It also increases staff morale. Employees can feel good when their company makes a positive contribution to their community. The largest area of concern is childhood hunger. Feeding children today is feeding our future and creating a better place for everyone. Everyone deserves to enjoy full nutritious meals with their families.

What are five of Limani’s signature dishes and why?


Traditional tomato salad at Limani in Roslyn. image:

Tomato salad, kolokithi, grilled octopus, lamb chops and fagri. We source premier elements which exemplify the Mediterranean way of life, the best ingredients, produce, seafood and fish that the world has to offer. The highest quality ingredients, the freshest seafood grouped with Limani’s rendition of Greek hospitality are all part of the recipe—perfect in its simplicity.

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