Fork This: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails + Spring Menus to Love

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: Arlen Gargagliano, Chef, Cookbook Author + Cocktail Enthusiast When she’s not in teacher-mode, Arlen is hosting cooking classes and whipping up delicious cocktail creations. The author of Calypso Coolers and Mambo Mixers is headed to Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco to demonstrate the perfect margarita for Cinco de Mayo. Catch her Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. shaking her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita. [...]

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 [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Westchester NY

March 17th is this Friday, and if you're anything like me, you can't way to dig in to some corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes paired with some delicious craft brew. I've rounded up some of the best places and resources for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Westchester NY... PARADES March 17th: The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates over 250 years of history and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health, serves as this year's Grand Marshal. March 18th: The Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade (in my opinion, the BEST [...]

By | 2017-03-13T18:30:03+00:00 March 13th, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

Best Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester

Valentine's Day is less than one week away, and if you are procrastinating on where to go Tuesday, don't worry. I've scoured restaurant menus for the best aphrodisiac ingredients creating the tastiest dishes, all housed in some of Westchester most romantic eateries. From oysters to cherries, chili peppers to olive oil, here's a round up of where you can get your aphrodisiac on at the best places to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester: OYSTERS Great for: Oysters are high in zinc—great for fertility—and contain amino acids that jumpstart the production of sex hormones. Set the tone at: Saltaire Oyster Bar [...]

By | 2017-02-09T15:18:28+00:00 February 9th, 2017|eat + drink, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

Gourmet On The Go: Got Thyme Westchester

Okay, all my fellow foodies who are kickstarting the new year with a 30-Day Transformation, or those of you who are actually sticking to their new year resolution to be healthier in 2017—what is the hardest part of being on your new meal plan? TIME! I get it. When I was on my elimination meal plan to jumpstart my digestive system, I battled the clock on a daily basis. With our long work hours and family responsibilities, it's getting harder and harder to sit down to a healthy meal, let alone a home cooked one. Pair that with efforts to avoid certain foods—whether [...]

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 [...]

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Buzz and Bloom Honey

{Buzz + Bloom Honey: For the Sweet Foodie on Your List} If you have your finger on the consumer trends for 2016, you know there's been a lot of buzz about honey. The natural sweetener is attracting consumers, and anytime you've piqued the public's interest, producers are soon to follow. Honey is used to sweeten a whole host of food products—from cereals to pastry. With food lovers looking to be a bit healthier in 2017 (it's a trend!), I doubt honey is going anywhere. While there's definite benefits to sourcing local, I often try to explore my options. Enter: Buzz [...]

By | 2016-12-19T16:04:46+00:00 December 19th, 2016|eat + drink, for the kitchen, holiday, organic, sweet|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Nudo Adopt Olive Oil

{Nudo Adopt Olive Oil: For the Environmentally-Conscious Home Cook} To say it simply, Nudo Adopt is a subscription olive oil service—you adopt an olive oil tree from one of seven Italian groves, and then receive shipments of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil that tastes anything but simple. The bonus? Your adoption scores you discounts on the online store, plus helps to preserve traditional farming practices in the beautiful Italian countryside. Hello, #giftsthatgiveback! Just like wine, climate and soil conditions affect the taste of the final product (in this case, olive oil). Nudo Adopt not only provides information on each of [...]

By | 2016-12-09T17:28:30+00:00 December 9th, 2016|eat + drink, farm to table, for the kitchen, holiday, organic|0 Comments