O’Neill’s: Irish Hospitality, Comfort Food & Perfect Pints

The last time I experienced Irish hospitality, I was in a small pub in Killarney, Ireland. On a bus tour navigating all of the must-see spots in the southern tip of the country, I was at the end of my week-long trip and tired of long hours on the bus. After unpacking at the hotel, my friends and I welcomed the chance to head out for dinner and drinks. One step out the door of the hotel, we headed towards the sound of laughter and bagpipes. The tunes and glee intertwined creating an intoxicating draw and the atmosphere inside the [...]

Chef François Kwaku-Dongo Brings a Fresh Culinary Approach To New Canaan’s Roger Sherman Inn

Historic Inn and Gathering Place Now Offers Seasonally Inspired Menus, Catered Affairs, Fine Dining, Casual Tavern Fare, Libations, and Even a Chocolate Menu! November 7, 2017, New Canaan, CT: Celebrated Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo spearheads the reinvention of the Roger Sherman Inn, a historic landmark in New Canaan for nearly a decade. The stunning New England restaurant and 17-room Inn will undergo a significant culinary transformation as it remakes itself for the 21st century. Chef Kwaku-Dongo is introducing a seasonally-inspired menu, showcasing fresh, locally-procured ingredients. The menu is a culinary tour of New England, its coastal seafood, local family farms, and talented [...]

By | 2017-11-07T22:49:17+00:00 November 7th, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, fairfield, max ex pr, news|0 Comments

Winston Restaurant Introduces New Fall Menu

Trendy Mount Kisco eatery rolls out innovative new dishes and vintage wine promotion Mount Kisco, NY – Winston, a tri-level restaurant located in the heart of Mount Kisco offering modern American fare, today introduces a new fall menu that features garden-to-table seasonally-inspired items and unique craft cocktails.  French Culinary Institute-trained chef Michael Williams is presenting new flavor duos like Chipotle Encrusted Cod and Asian Braised Pork Shank, as well as fall-finessed versions of popular core offerings such as Hudson Valley Magret Duck Breast and Pan-Seared Diver Scallops. “Fall is the ideal season for gathering and enjoying the company of others,” [...]

By | 2017-11-07T22:55:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, news, westchester|0 Comments

Photo Recap: Evening in Good Taste with Food Bank for Westchester

Last week, Food Bank for Westchester held their 27th annual An Evening of Good Taste (#EIGT2017), featuring 25 of Westchester County's top restaurants and chefs. The organization’s fall fundraiser, which attracts hundreds of people from throughout the region, spreads the message to end hunger in Westchester County. All proceeds from the event go directly to support the Food Bank for Westchester and its children’s programs. Nearly, one-third of the 200,000 people in the county who are hungry are children. Here's a delicious photo recap of some of the exciting offerings presented by the area's top chefs:   Polpettina's epic porchetta. Michael [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:54:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, photo recap, westchester|0 Comments

200 Restaurants Participate in 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

​The Valley Table’s ​fall 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kicks off October 30th until November 12th with over 200 restaurants participating with a brand new creative element: purple. Restaurants can showcase menus dedicated to trending purple produce, including cauliflower, Japanese eggplant, potatoes, beets, kale, carrots, peppers and Brussels​ ​sprouts​. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week provides diners with three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $32.95 and lunches for $22.95, from restaurants across Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess and Ulster counties. Featuring a global selection of cuisines and farm-to- table dishes the​ ​list​ ​of​ ​participating​ ​restaurants​ ​is​ ​now​ ​available​ ​at ​​hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com​.  Reservations​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​recommended. [...]

In the Kitchen with Crabtree’s Kittle House Chef Jay Lippin

When executive chef Jay Lippin isn't whipping up his uber-local and utterly delicious menu items in the Crabtree's Kittle House kitchen, he may be consulting with Slow Food. Or maybe he's at a meeting with the Chef's Alliance. He could also be working with Food Bank for Westchester on An Evening in Good Taste, or even brainstorming with them on upcoming initiatives with their food waste program. With the Hudson Valley Seed Library Kitchen Cultivars program, Lippin helps reduce food waste with a non-profit organization that harvests seeds to preserve heirloom seed varieties. Or, he could be driving north along the Hudson [...]

Plan the Best Fall Weekend in Westchester

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Planning to attend some of Hudson Valley's best Halloween events? IntoxiKate has you covered. Check out my interactive guide to planning the best fall weekend in Westchester! Click on the magazine below to check out the 12+ Halloween events, and over 50 restaurant recommendations.

This Week on Fork This: Crowne Plaza and Alvin & Friends

This Week on Fork This with IntoxiKate There's many ways to catch the latest episode of Fork This with IntoxiKate, celebrating all things food and beverage in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Every week, the show airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH (wgch.com) and on Westchester Talk Radio Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Missed your first opportunities? Not to worry—you can catch the Fork This with IntoxiKate podcast after the show airs on SoundCloud. Check out this week's guests: Alvin Clayton, Alvin + Friends One of the most fun leaders in the restaurant biz, Alvin Clayton greets [...]

By | 2017-10-03T00:10:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

The New Savor Dining Experience at The Westchester

Have you experienced the new gourmet dining options at #SAVOR at The Westchester? I recommend the Brussels Sprout Salad from Whitmans NYC and Tomato and Company's customizable Pizza. For more information, check out Shop Simon’s #SimonSAID blog: http://bit.ly/2hsqOLM #foundatsimon #ad

Local Author Launches The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

In Westchester and Fairfield counties, we have so many delicious resources at our fingertips. Our area is full of knowledgeable, talented experts, and Toby Amidor is a prime example of that. The Westchester-based nutritionist has a long roster of accolades—her ten-year writing relationship with FoodNetwork.com, contributor on MensFitness.com and Today's Dietitian Magazine, and the success of her first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. Toby popped on Fork This with IntoxiKate this week (interview below) to offer her expertise and chat about her new cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, a collection of recipes and tips to help you prep and [...]