Fork This SoundBite: Ralph Erenzo of Hudson Whiskey

Ralph Erenzo, founder of Hudson Whiskey, chats about opening up the first distillery in New York since Prohibition. Erenzo and his team create a variety of whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and gin, sourcing 90% of the ingredients locally from the Hudson Valley. Take a listen...

By | 2017-03-15T12:14:36+00:00 March 15th, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, farm to table, Fork This Radio|0 Comments

Hudson Whiskey, Yonkers Beer & Irish Fare from Empire City Casino

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Ralph Erenzo, founder of Hudson Whiskey While we still have a few more days to celebrate Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, it's also the perfect time to recognize some of those local purveyors who play a (meaningful!) supportive role to our HV restaurants. Ralph Erenzo is at the top of the list. The founder of Hudson Whiskey produces a list of spirits with 90% of the ingredients sourced locally. From Hudson Manhattan [...]

Seigel Bros., Dig Inn, Rye House and more

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Siegel Bros. Marketplace and Wine & Spirits If you've been to the village of Mount Kisco lately, you've seen two new kids on the block—Siegel Bros. Marketplace and their adjacent Wine & Spirits shop. Run by Doug, Jeremy, and Chef David Nevins (plus butcher and fishmonger Don Meyers), the shop is a fourth generation owned and operated speciality food market. The brothers' great grandfather, Abram Siegel, opened a kosher butcher shop in Woodbine, NJ, in [...]

Music, Country Fair Bacon, and Peaches in Norwalk

When I think about peaches, I think about wrapping my hand around something soft and fuzzy, pulling the small fruit off its perch from one of my dad's trees. It's a nostalgic moment—definitely summer, and I can almost feel the juice run down my chin as I take a bite. Refreshing. When it comes to Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint, I'm not thinking soft and fuzzy, but I am thinking refreshing. Here, my tastebuds aren't getting the same effect as sinking my teeth into a ripe peach, but I will admit, the collaboration between owner Greer Fredericks and executive [...]

By | 2017-02-01T21:32:22+00:00 February 1st, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, fairfield, savory, sweet|0 Comments

Southern Comfort Brunch: Judy’s Bar + Kitchen Stamford

Misconceptions can be everything with food. And I, of all people, should know better. Normally I'd tout that you can't get southern food like you can in the South. I'd also be bold enough to say I'm not a huge breakfast fan—savory is my thing and I usually find too many sweets on morning menus. But Chef Judith Roll, of Judy's Bar + Kitchen in Stamford, may have convinced me otherwise on both accounts. Greeting you on the table are some tradition Southern breads to start you salivating—small portions of corn bread and bite-sized cheesy biscuits in small, stainless steel colanders [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:45:54+00:00 January 26th, 2017|chefs, cocktails, eat + drink, fairfield, savory, sweet|0 Comments

Experience Thai + Malaysian at Sambal in Irvington

Join me Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at Sambal in Irvington where you can explore—and taste!—traditional Southeast Asian street food with bold flavors and an intense balance of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. Navjot Arora, co-owner of both Sambal and Chutney Masala (which relocated up Main Street), and Chef Lucky Thai created an amazing price-fixed, VIP dinner exclusively for fellow foodies—for $45 per person*, you can enjoy a signature drink, passed appetizers, family-style dinner, and a plated dessert. Wine and beer will also be served with dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, visit intoxikate.com/intoxikate-experience. EVENT MENU Experience popular street food from [...]

By | 2017-01-11T13:29:30+00:00 January 9th, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, experience, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipe

Sure, you're accustomed to hear a little bubbly pop to ring in the new year, but when you combine Zonin Prosecco with a little Japanese whiskey, you've got a concoction that creates the perfect New Year's Eve cocktail. Zonin Mojito Cocktail Recipe Recipe by Noel Nepomuceno, Head Bartender at Megu Restaurant in New York Ingredients: 2 oz Santory Toki Japanese Whiskey 1.5 oz Fresh Ginger syrup 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 2 Strawberries 10 Mint Leaves Topped with Zonin Prosecco Directions: In a pint glass, add strawberries and mint leaves. Muddle until leaves and berries are broken down.   Add [...]

By | 2016-12-27T21:49:45+00:00 December 27th, 2016|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday|0 Comments

Where to go for New Year’s Eve in Fairfield, CT

The best places to ring in the new year in Fairfield, CT.   BONNE ANNÉE (THE FRENCH WAY!) BISTRO VERSAILLES New chef J. Carlos Rodriguez offers a holiday-inspired menu to ring in the New Year. Classic French cuisine options include a Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Lardon and White Truffle Oil, Torchon de Foie Gras, Arctic Char, Pork Belly Confit, and more. Oh, and dessert includes a decadent German Chocolate Bomb with Pecan Coconut filling. TIME: Dinner hours COST: A La Carte RESERVE: 203-661-6634 GO: 339 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich   DOUBLE THE FUN BAR BQ & MCFADDENS The collaboration between [...]

Where To Go for New Year’s Eve in Westchester, NY

The best places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Westchester, NY. 80s NEW YEAR PARTY LITTLE DRUNKEN CHEF Yes, we’re headed into 2017, but Little Drunken Chef is offering a throwback to the 80s. Dress the decade and dance to music by DJ Matthew Maxwell. Enjoy “Drunken” munchies all night long and a champagne toast at midnight. Confetti, contests, and party favors are also included. TIME: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. COST: $75 per person RESERVE: 914-242-8800 GO: 36 Main St., Mount Kisco   DINNER & DANCING THE BRIARCLIFF MANOR Head to The Briarcliff Manor, and you’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail. Dinner [...]

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Claire Bertin-Lang is a woman wearing many hats. While running her own company—CBL Liquid Consulting—she also serves as the Mixology Producer for the StarChefs International Chefs Congress and the Beverage Director for Eat Drink SF, San Francisco’s premier food, wine, beer and spirits festival. The bicoastal beverage guru certainly has her finger on the pulse of the spirit world and offered a few Thanksgiving cocktail recipes (below). […]

By | 2016-11-23T18:49:39+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining|0 Comments