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

5 Foodie Finds

The top five things you should sink your teeth into this month. 1. A friend sent me a little Sunshine, and I’ve been feeling brighter ever since thanks to this naturally flavored ginger berry energy drink. Send a little pick me up to yourself or a friend. 2. Painted Goat’s variety of goat cheeses spice up any party. My fav? The savory fig! Check out the farm's story and all their products here. 3. I still can’t get over Larchmont Charcuterie. First smoked duck breast, and now beef prosciutto? I’m in love... Shop online now. 4. Pick up a bottle [...]

By | 2014-10-21T00:24:09+00:00 October 21st, 2014|wine|0 Comments

Photo Recap: IntoxiKate Happy Hour at City Limits Stamford

Last Thursday, members of the Westchester #FoodieNation headed to Stamford, CT, for the IntoxiKate Happy Hour at City Limits. The recap, in photos, is below. For more images, please visit IntoxiKate: Living Life Deliciously on Facebook. A special thanks to everyone who attended the event, as well as Laura and the entire team at City Limits Stamford. The space was perfect, food delicious, and the gift bags were above and beyond (and thoroughly enjoyed the next day!). City Limits Stamford generously allowed us to use their spacious back room, where the offered a beautiful spread, including crab cakes and chipotle [...]

By | 2014-04-07T10:55:49+00:00 April 7th, 2014|fairfield, wine|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to a Wine Class at Eataly

The region on Umbria, known as the "green heart of Italy" produces chocolate, olive oil, lentils, truffles, and WINE. March 24th, La Scuola Grande at Eataly is hosting a class dedicated to two renowned Umbrian wines—Sagrantino and Montefalco Rosso—as well as five esteemed producers. While guests sip and learn about these wines, the Chef of La Scuola will offer accompanying food pairings. Students will receive wine tasting notes and recipes to take homes. Click here to learn more! Win Two Tickets to Discovering the Wines of Umbria ($120 Value) Simply fill out the information below to enter. Must be 21 [...]

By | 2014-03-11T00:55:34+00:00 March 11th, 2014|wine|0 Comments