There is no doubt the culinary world has been influenced by pop culture. As the Food Network became a household name, chefs’ profiles increased dramatically, shedding some serious light on the previously-mysterious activities of the back of the house. New restaurants popped up with windows into the kitchen, where diners get an inside look at the life of a professional food prep, the craziness of the Friday dinner rush fully exposed. Local chefs became mini-celebrities. The rise of social media has certainly helped things along. Encouraging collaborations from the restaurant next door, to the restaurant across the globe, chefs have [...]
With Thanksgiving behind us, I’m officially in the giving mood. And I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty inspired by local businesses around us. From Chutney Masala and Sambal Thai & Malaysian closing for Thanksgiving so their team can offer a hot meal to those in need at their sister restaurant, Old Monk, in NYC to Bonnie Saran and her collection of “Littles” offering a free Thanksgiving buffet to those in need right here in Westchester, it’s amazing to see how many local businesses are actively giving back to the community. Knowing my foodie friends as I do, I know you’ll also [...]
IntoxiKate (that's me!), Chef Jay Lippin, and Crabtree's Kittle House were recently featured on Restaurant Hunter on Verizon Fios. The episode, titled Fighting Hunger Together!, focuses on September’s Eating for Orange campaign in collaboration with Food Bank for Westchester during Hunger Action Month. For me, it’s super symbolic for the show to air on Thanksgiving. I’m lucky to be featured alongside Chef Jay Lippin with the beautiful backdrop of Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. I’m also extremely grateful to represent the 25+ restaurants who participated in the initiative. THANK YOU! Click here to watch the episode.
I am so excited to announce I will be featured on today's episode of Restaurant Hunter on Verizon Fios. The episode, titled Fighting Hunger Together!, focuses on September's Eating for Orange campaign in collaboration with Food Bank for Westchester during Hunger Action Month. The episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Channel 501HD and Channel 1 (Fios1News). Please check your channel guides for additional showtimes (the episode will re-air multiple times throughout the next few weeks). I hope to share the videos posted online as well! For me, it's super symbolic for the show to air on Thanksgiving. I'm lucky [...]
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 [...]
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,” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]