10/30: WCC Cooking Class at Café of Love

1 Mon., Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83194 Café of Love, 38 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco 914-242-1002, www.cafeofloveny.com and www.ladleoflove.com Thanksgiving Love! We honor you, Mr. Turkey, but sides are the stars of this grateful gathering. Proprietor and Executive Chef Leslie Lampert takes traditional sides and spins them into superstars using seasonal crops from neighboring farms. For a buffet or an intimate family celebration, these seasonal sides will be the talk of your table! A class that teaches restaurant techniques with easy-to-follow recipes. Start with cheese and crudities to keep [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:57:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

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 [...]

Fork This: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails + Spring Menus to Love

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Arlen Gargagliano, Chef, Cookbook Author + Cocktail Enthusiast When she’s not in teacher-mode, Arlen is hosting cooking classes and whipping up delicious cocktail creations. The author of Calypso Coolers and Mambo Mixers is headed to Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco to demonstrate the perfect margarita for Cinco de Mayo. Catch her Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. shaking her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita. [...]

IntoxiKate’s Picks for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2016

It’s one of my favorite times of the year—Hudson Valley Restaurant Week—and it runs Nov. 1 to the 13th. It you haven’t taken advantage of the incredible (cost-effective) opportunity to check out some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, now is your chance. The Valley Table pulled together a great assortment of eateries and, as your professional restaurant recommender, I have some suggestions on where to go (and what to order!). […]

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Wild Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Chef Leslie Lampert of Love Hospitality Group is well-known for her locally-sourced menu—everything from those amazing roasted truffle chickpeas to her homemade soups and flavorful flatbreads. At the Give Back, Give Thanks Chef series at Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center last month, she shared a little of her love via a cooking demonstration of a wild mushroom quinoa recipe. This dish is not only easy and delicious, but also adds a lighter side dish to the sea of mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and hearty Thanksgiving favorites. This year, wow guests with this dish… […]

By | 2015-11-21T16:34:13+00:00 November 24th, 2015|farm to table, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Photo Recap: Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series

Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center and IntoxiKate hosted the Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series last week, featuring Love Hospitality Group’s Leslie Lampert cooking on Viking’s new Tuscany Line. Benefits from the evening’s raffle and silent auction went to the Food Bank for Westchester. Thank you to Leiberts Royal Green, Vino 100 White Plains, Cafe or Love and Viking for an INCREDIBLE end to this year’s chef series. I also want to thank the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Brewing Company for their donations. And a big thank you to those who attended the event. Thanks to you, we raised over to $1300 [...]

By | 2015-10-22T00:37:07+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|farm to table, recipe, westchester|0 Comments