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 chowda to crab cakes to clambakes. And the latter is what we dive into, as we collaborate on an upcoming event—the IntoxiKate Clambake with Siegel Bros. Marketplace kicks off Wednesday, June 14th at 7 p.m. (Make sure to listen in—the interview drops some serious #chefbombs!)
Executive Chef Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge
Thin crusted, wood fired pizza with guanciale, black truffles, and a sunny side duck egg. These are things dreams are made of. Or, if you’re Executive Chef Andy Nusser, a menu option you’ve created with fellow celeb-chef Mario Batali at Tarry Lodge in Port Chester. In tonight’s chat, the executive chef talks about innovation and inspiration, as well as his participation in Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival’s newbie in the roster of events—Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy. The event is hosted in the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe (tickets are $95 per person) and pairs Nusser’s Italian specialties with a variety of Italian wines. Swing by to watch him in action and reap the benefits—you’ll get a taste of Nusser’s Mortadella & Robiola Panini as well as a Peach Crostata with Lemon Thyme Ricotta. #yesplease
Kevin Zraly, Author and Wine Expert
When you go to big wine and food festivals, do you ever wonder who selects the variety of wines you are tasting? When it comes to Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival, Kevin Zraly is THE man. Okay, he’s THE wine man hands down. He’s pretty much been described as “America’s most famous and entertaining wine teacher.” From selecting and serving the variety of Italian wines offered at Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour (Tuesday, June 6th) to handpicking the wines offered at Saturday’s Grand Tasting Village (June 10th), Zraly promises you’ll be enjoying some of the best, reasonably-priced wines out there. Listen in, and find out how many varieties of wine he tastes each year to keep up on the industry and expertise.