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 [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:44:45+00:00 December 26th, 2016|cocktails, craft beer, entertaining, holiday, westchester, wine|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Midwest Supplies DIY Kits

{Midwest Supplies Small Batch Wine + Creamery in a Box Cheesemaking Kits: For the DIY Foodie} Midwest Supplies has a whole host of do-it-yourself goodies—from ciders to sodas, cheese to coffee, to wine and beer, you can create your own food and beverage products in your own kitchen. It doesn’t get any more local than that! This is the perfect gift idea for that foodie who cooks up new things in the kitchen. I was too late to catch it this year, but next year I’ll be whipping up my own IntoxiKate bottles of wine to pass around for the [...]

By | 2016-12-19T00:17:33+00:00 December 18th, 2016|eat + drink, for the kitchen, wine|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Paint Night with Alvin (+ Friends!)

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Join me for an Alvin + Arlen’s Double Header Bring-on-Spring Paint and Sip IntoxiKate Event! Thursday, March 31st • 7 to 9 p.m. Alvin & Friends: 14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle This paint party is a paint party like no other, featuring background and painting tips from artist Alvin Clayton and inspired libations created by Arlen Gargagliano. RSVP now below! […]

By | 2016-03-23T12:45:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|westchester, wine|0 Comments

Best New Year Celebrations in Westchester

If you’re like most people I know, you’ve waited until the last minute to figure out how to spend those late moments of the year. If you fall in the procrastinator category, don’t worry—I’ve got a line up of the best new year celebrations in Westchester… […]

By | 2015-12-29T23:38:30+00:00 December 29th, 2015|westchester, wine|0 Comments

The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays

If you're worried about the upcoming season, don't worry! The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays in Westchester and Fairfield Counties is here. Flip through the online pages to find resources, recipes, and restaurants for Thanksgiving and onwards. Plus: - Planning a holiday party or special event? Check out the Empire City Casino's hidden gems—a list of beautiful, private venues perfect for you. PAGE 20 - This year brought us more than a few new eateries. Check out "Restaurants to Love" to take the IntoxiKate quiz to discover your perfect match. PAGE 8 - The fall favorites features a roundup of [...]

By | 2015-11-15T19:19:52+00:00 November 15th, 2015|entertaining, recipe, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Photo Recap: IntoxiKate Sweet Cocktail Party at Leiberts Royal Green

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] July 23rd, I teamed up with Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center to host the second installment of the Chef Series. Our Sweet Cocktail Party certainly put the happy back in happy hour, as we paired red and wine Sweet Melissa Wine from Vino 100 with locally made desserts from Penny Lick Ice Cream, The Dessertist, Biscotina and Chocolations. Over 100 guests gathered to indulge in sweets, and entered to win prizes from Leiberts, Vino 100 and Dacor. The Dacor wine [...]

By | 2015-07-27T12:55:10+00:00 July 27th, 2015|westchester, wine|0 Comments

Digging the Desserts at the Mix, White Plains Crowne Plaza

Ladies and gents, there’s a new happy hour in White Plains. Well, it may not be “new” per se, but if it isn’t already on your radar, it should be! When I was invited to check out the White Plains Crowne Plaza’s restaurant, the Mix Cocktail Bar + Kitchen, it was originally focused to check out their dessert menus. But what I found was a whole host of delicious food, served in a hip bar paired with staff who are not only knowledgable about the food, but passionate about it too. While you can visit the Mix anytime—and no, you don’t [...]

By | 2015-07-27T12:33:54+00:00 July 20th, 2015|westchester, wine|0 Comments

Celebrate the Harvest with Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

Timing. It's so important when it comes to food—everything from picking fruit at its optimum sweetness, to cooking that chicken to perfection. It's all about timing. There's also those instances when the stars seem to align and the perfect wine for Thanksgiving is popped for the first time just a few short days ahead of your meal. It seems almost like fate… November 19th, I celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau Day with hundreds of other lucky wine lovers at the Tribeca Rooftop in NYC. We sipped several wines from Georges Duboeuf—one of the most well known producers—as we counted down the minutes [...]

By | 2014-11-24T12:46:53+00:00 November 24th, 2014|wine|0 Comments