Veggie is King Again at Dig Inn Rye Brook

When I first walked in to Dig Inn's new (and currently only Westchester) location in Rye Brook, I thought I was transported to Brooklyn. No, I'm not talking about the exposed brick walls and hanging Edison lightbulbs of yesteryear. It's more what you'd expect from a farm to table restaurant—light, airy, utilitarian (but beautiful) design. You're almost dining in an atrium, with the high ceiling in the back filled with skylights. Everything from the bowls to the lighting to the furniture looks like it was designed for them. And it turns out, most of it has been. I wasn't sure if [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2017-10-04T16:44:13+00:00 January 9th, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Borlotti Risotto Recipe

Cranberries always remind me of the holiday season—I bake acorn squash stuffed with cranberries and apples for Thanksgiving; Prosecco with Candied Cranberries for Christmas; and this amazing Pinterest-pinned Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry appetizer for holiday cocktail parties. These ruby red fruit are also fantastic superfoods, boasting a whole host of health benefits. That's why I am a fan of Paradise Meadow Cooking & Baking Cranberries. Newly release to the market, these dried cranberries are prepared with those holiday recipes in mind, allowing them to withstand cooking high temperatures. They are available in two varieties—Julienne and Whole—for a bigger, bolder cranberry flavor. I [...]

By | 2016-12-27T22:16:16+00:00 December 27th, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, for the kitchen, recipe, savory|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Island Creek Oysters

{Island Creek Oysters: For the Shellfish Aficionado} Per Se. The French Laundry. Nico Osteria. The White House. What do all of these locations have in common? Island Creek Oysters! Not only are Island Creek Oysters served in some of the best fine dining restaurants in the country, but they grow some of the finest oysters on the east coast period. That's why they make the PERFECT gift for the seafood lover on your list. Sure, you can order a batch delivered to your front door—what a way to ring in the New Year!—but the company just launched an Oyster of the Month subscription [...]

By | 2016-12-21T10:52:53+00:00 December 21st, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, farm to table, savory|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: La Tienda Paella Making Kit

{La Tienda Paella Making Kit: For the Authentic Chef}   La Tienda’s Mini Paella Kit includes all of the essential ingredients for making an authentic Spanish dish. It includes the proper pan and all the ingredients you need, all housed in a box perfect for gifting. Give it to the cook in your family or make it to share with a loved one (the included recipe feeds two!). Upgrade the dish by adding fresh chicken, fish, or vegetables. Jonathan Harris, owner of La Tienda, shares his love for Spanish cuisine. For more great edible gift ideas, check out the IntoxiKate [...]

By | 2016-12-19T00:32:04+00:00 December 19th, 2016|eat + drink, for the kitchen, recipe, savory|0 Comments

Italian Thanksgiving with Cheftini

This is Tina, a.k.a Cheftini! I am a cooking show host and recipe blogger who loves to cook, I’m thrilled and honored to be contributing some of my favorites here with IntoxiKate. It’s hard to believe we are just days away from our most Thankful Holiday … Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons, but mostly because it is the one special time of year when we all gather together to celebrate all our blessings. I for one feel blessed to have been handed down so many family recipes and traditions.Growing up in an old fashioned Italian family food was always the center [...]

By | 2016-11-23T18:51:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, recipe, savory, westchester|0 Comments

Irvington Newbie: Sambal Thai & Malaysian

Irvington is lucky. First, they received a hands-on education on Indian food  from Chef Navjot Arora. With Chutney Masala, diners got a literal taste of authentic Indian cuisine and, paired with his cooking classes and specialties geared towards the more adventurous, Arora literally schooled everyone on spices, origins of dishes, and culture from the region. With his next venture, Arora is at it again, teaming up with Chef Lucky Thai to launch Sambal, an eatery dedicated to authentic Thai and (soon!) Malaysian cuisine. […]

By | 2016-10-21T09:44:20+00:00 October 20th, 2016|eat + drink, organic, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

8 New Foodie Finds from the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] The Greenwich Wine & Food Festival featured a lineup of elite food-focused personalities—Man Versus Food’s Adam Richman, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and our own local celebri-chef, Christian Petroni. But the thing I love most about food festivals is finding new goodies I can share with fellow foodies. This year’s GWFF had no shortage of delectable goodies, so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites to share… […]

By | 2016-10-16T15:50:41+00:00 September 26th, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, fairfield, for the kitchen, savory, sweet|0 Comments