Wine & Food’s Newest Event: Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

Westchester Magazine is kicking off the Wine & Food Festival with a new event. Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy pairs two powerhouses—Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and author and wine expert Kevin Zraly—for an evening celebrating the regions of Italy. Sip one of the amazing vino offerings while Nusser demonstrates how to whip up a Mortadella & Robiola Panini as well as a Peach Crostata with Lemon Thyme Ricotta.   Chef Andy Nusser talks innovation and inspiration   What's new in the world of wine? Check in with Kevin Zraly   The Deets Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:40:06+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Fork This: Summer Clambakes + Westchester Wine & Food

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This! with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Executive Chef David Nevins, Siegel Bros. Marketplace If you haven't visited the Siegel Bros. Marketplace in Mount Kisco, you're missing on heck of a food experience. Offering robust, from scratch, prepared foods from their on-site kitchen, Executive Chef David Nevins sources a revolving selection of land and sea to create vegetarian, gluten-free, comforting and healthful dishes. Turns out, Nevins and New England seafood go hand-in-hand, and the chef has a passion and flare for preparing everything from clam [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:40:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Cocktail Recipe: Basil Lemonade

COCKTAIL RECIPE Basil Lemonade INGREDIENTS 2 oz Tito's Vodka 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Water 4 Leaves of Basil (shake, do not muddle) DIRECTIONS 1. Add all ingredients to mixing glass. 2. Shake 30 times. 3. Pour over ice. 4. Garnish with lemon wedge. Recipe courtesy of Vintage 1891 Kitchen Interview with Amy Negri Photo Gallery

May 19th: This Weekend’s Best Local Events

Friday, May 19th, 2017 Arts Bash 6:00-9:00 p.m. at ArtsWestchester The party circles around the gallery’s newest exhibit, “From the Streets: An Exhibition of Urban Art,” displaying graffiti murals, photography, sculptures and mixed media street art. The Friday party is open to the public and will feature food and beverages from more than 25 local restaurants, including Baked by Susan, Coffee Labs Roasters, License2Grill, Cafe of Love, Crabtree’s Kittle House, and Meritage Restaurant.  You will also have the opportunity to hobnob with this year’s participating artists in their open studios throughout ArtsWestchester’s historic downtown White Plains building. Tickets: $75, available online at artsw.org/artsbash or at the [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:43:30+00:00 May 19th, 2017|westchester|0 Comments

Sustainable Coffee (and news!) from Coffee Labs Roasters

When I moved to Sleepy Hollow several years ago, I walked every evening down by the river, eventually making my way up the ginormous hill in Tarrytown. I will always have love for the river towns—there, I feel a sense of community I haven't experienced in other towns in Westchester. It's not just about being friendly to your neighbor; here, everyone seems to have a deep appreciation for the environment, local businesses, and the town. But my walks were filled with hellos, people watching, and (of course!) playful pups. It may have been my love for dogs, the appreciation for [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:56:45+00:00 May 18th, 2017|brunch, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester|0 Comments

ArtsBash 2017 Focuses on Creative Cuisine + Street Art

One of my favorite Westchester events is almost here! ArtsWestchester’s Annual ArtsBash Weekend includes an exclusive ArtsBash party on Friday, May 19th, combining art and food, followed by Family ArtsBash celebration on Saturday, May 20th.The party circles around the gallery’s newest exhibit, “From the Streets: An Exhibition of Urban Art,” displaying graffiti murals, photography, sculptures and mixed media street art.Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester gives us the skinny about the 2017 ArtsBash celebration in White Plains Friday, May 19th. The Friday party is open to the public and will feature food and beverages from more than 25 local restaurants, including Baked by Susan, Coffee Labs Roasters, License2Grill, Cafe of Love, Crabtree's Kittle House, [...]

By | 2017-05-17T09:56:53+00:00 May 17th, 2017|westchester|0 Comments

Cocktail Recipe: The Elderberry Fizz with Slovenia Vodka

COCKTAIL RECIPE The Elderberry Fizz INGREDIENTS Fresh Lime Sugar Slovenia Vodka Elderberry Liqueur Prosecco DIRECTIONS 1. Grate the lime peel and combine with the sugar. 2. Using fresh lime, line the martini glass with the lime juice. Then rim with the sugar/lime peel mix. 3. Combine fresh lime juice, elderberry liqueur, and Slovenia Vodka with ice. Shake. 4. Pour into the martini glass. Add your favorite prosecco. Recipe courtesy of Slovenia Vodka Catch Chef Peter Kelly and Maya Laurincova in action as they host a Mixology Session at Siegel Bros. Wine [...]

“Social Brunch” at Frankie + Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria

ON THE MENU Click on the images below to dive in to some serious #foodporn. THE DETAILS Looking for a great new brunch spot? Check out the new concept introduced by Frankie & Fanucci's Wood Oven Pizzeria. Their 'social brunch'  includes a variety of wood-fired breakfast pizza, brunch plates and sides, served family-style and made to share for $25 per person. Plus, the cost includes $15 worth of beer, wine, and process from their 'Pour Your Own' taproom with over 30 options on tap. Want more? [...]

Spring Menus + Seasonality with Leslie Lampert

"Local tastes better." You can taste Leslie Lampert's mantra in every bite. I recently swung by Mount Kisco to join Leslie for lunch at her Mount Kisco eatery, Cafe of Love, where she recently unveiled her spring menu (check out a few photos below.) We chatted all things food, seasonal menus, inspiration, and her expansion—she recently opened up another Ladle of Love in Bronxville. Check out the interview below. Catch Leslie Lampert in Action Cafe of Love 38 E. Main [...]

Latin Cuisine + Mango Margaritas with Arlen Gargagliano

There's lots to love (and laugh about!) in my most recent interview with chef, cookbook author, and mixologist Arlen Gargagliano. While she may have hung up her apron momentarily—fingers crossed—to return to her teaching roots, Arlen still actively hosts cooking classes in her home and partakes in food events. You can catch her spicing it up with her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita at Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco on May 4th (details below), and here, we chat about the event, authoring cookbooks, and her love for Latin American cuisine. [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:43:03+00:00 April 26th, 2017|chefs, cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester|0 Comments