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

10/30: WCC Cooking Class at Café of Love

1 Mon., Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83194 Café of Love, 38 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco 914-242-1002, www.cafeofloveny.com and www.ladleoflove.com Thanksgiving Love! We honor you, Mr. Turkey, but sides are the stars of this grateful gathering. Proprietor and Executive Chef Leslie Lampert takes traditional sides and spins them into superstars using seasonal crops from neighboring farms. For a buffet or an intimate family celebration, these seasonal sides will be the talk of your table! A class that teaches restaurant techniques with easy-to-follow recipes. Start with cheese and crudities to keep [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:57:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

10/28: WCC Cooking Class at MP Taverna

1 Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor; optional signed cookbook additional $25). #83193 MP Taverna, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington 914-231-7854, www.michaelpsilakis.com Weekend/Cookbook! Enjoy a Greek feast from Michelin star chef Michael Psilakis who has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. We’ll learn from his latest cookbook Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way;optional purchase of signed copy for $25 class rate. Chef Michael or his house chef will teach three recipes from his cookbook: crudite and pita chips with Mediterranean salsa; sautéed chicken thighs in sweet and sour salsa; and [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:51:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/26: WCC Cooking Class at The Horse & Hound Inn

1 Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:00-8:00 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83192 The Horse & Hound Inn, 94 Spring Street, South Salem 914-763-3108, www.thehorseandhoundinn.com Historic Inn – Ghosts? During the twenty years the Vales have owned the Inn, there have been several sightings of spirits, including during our classes. Husband and wife team Silvano and Sue will be our hosts, possibly along with some friends to keep us in the “spirit!” Our generous hosts always start our night with an amuse bouche: tonight will be beets and goat cheese. We’ll learn to make butternut squash [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/25: WCC Cooking Class at Dolphin Yonkers

1 Wed., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor; optional wine pairing additional $9). #83191 Dolphin, 1 Van Der Donck Street, Yonkers 914-751-8170, www.dolphinrbl.com Waterfront Seafood! This is a unique waterfront restaurant with an eclectic menu featuring many regional influences; the large outdoor gardenlike seating area overlooks the Palisades and Hudson River, including a mini beach. Chef Jason Perez teaches us about seafood; we’ll make crab cakes (lump crabmeat with chipotle aioli, pineapple salsa, and potato pancakes); Spanish paella (mixed seafood, chicken, spicy chorizo, and saffron rice)’ and a flourless chocolate torte. Our [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:59:17+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/24: WCC Cooking Class at DeCicco & Sons Armonk

1 Tues., Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83190 DeCicco & Sons, 17 Maple Avenue, Armonk (Demo Kitchen-2nd floor) 914-499-1100, www.deciccoandsons.com Oktoberfest! A family owned and operated specialty grocery store offering an upstairs bar serving local beers and wine, a Bocce court and a demonstration kitchen. Chef Steve will teach the techniques used to make some of their catering specialties along with a chance to help prep. Travel to Germany for some ethnic fare, such as grilled bratwurst on a pretzel bun with mustard beer sauce and crispy fried chicken schnitzel with [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:32+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, craft beer, event, savory, westchester|0 Comments

10/21: WCC Cooking Class at Northern Westchester Hospital Café

1 Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30-2:30 pm, $15 (+ $20 minimum sampling fee, as memorial donation, in CASH, payable to instructor). #83188 NEW! Northern Westchester Hospital Café, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco 914-666-1200, www.nwhc.net/food-is-care Healthy Cooking! Executive Chef Patty Sobol teaches a focus on healthy but flavorful eating! All food is made from scratch using organic, antibiotic-free, and local ingredients: honest good food. Weather permitting, class is held in the Janet Fields Memorial Garden, otherwise in the café. We’ll start with honey apple kale salad (local honey, feta cheese, honey-crisp apples, and spiced pecans in a cranberry Dijon vinaigrette), followed [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:53:11+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, organic, 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 [...]

Get a Bite of Pakistani Food and Film with Alamo Drafthouse

Listen, anytime you pair dinner and a movie, it's a win-win. And when it's the new romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano, it's a date night upgrade. Check out Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's showing of The Big Sick (trailer below), pairing an exclusive Pakistani-Southern American menu hand-selected by the writers of the film, Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. Tickets are on sale now and the movie and special menu kick off today. If you aren't familiar with Pakistani dishes, think about things like Aloo Chaap (gold potatoes mixed with onions, garlic, and spiced beef served with seasoned yogurt and herbs), Potato Stuffed [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:42:39+00:00 July 7th, 2017|eat + drink, entertaining, savory, westchester|0 Comments