10/16 – 10/22 Celebrate Diwali at Chutney Masala

Celebrate Diwali! {Chutney Masala: 76 Main Street, Irvington, New York 10533} October 16th-22nd, swing by Chutney Masala for a very special Festival of Lights experience—a four-course Diwali dinner prepared just for you, inspired by the James Beard House dinner. The menu and details are below. Please call the restaurant to reserve your spot: 914-591-5500. For more information, visit the Chutney Masala Facebook page. Tickets: $45 per guest • $65 per guest with paired wines Entire tables participation is required ABOUT DIWALI Diwali is the Festival of Lights, and celebrated every year to spiritually simplify the victory of light over darkness (or good versus [...]

By | 2017-10-04T17:12:05+00:00 October 4th, 2017|event|0 Comments

10/28: WCC Cooking Class at MP Taverna

1 Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor; optional signed cookbook additional $25). #83193 MP Taverna, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington 914-231-7854, www.michaelpsilakis.com Weekend/Cookbook! Enjoy a Greek feast from Michelin star chef Michael Psilakis who has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. We’ll learn from his latest cookbook Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way;optional purchase of signed copy for $25 class rate. Chef Michael or his house chef will teach three recipes from his cookbook: crudite and pita chips with Mediterranean salsa; sautéed chicken thighs in sweet and sour salsa; and [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:51:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

Experience Thai + Malaysian at Sambal in Irvington

Join me Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at Sambal in Irvington where you can explore—and taste!—traditional Southeast Asian street food with bold flavors and an intense balance of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. Navjot Arora, co-owner of both Sambal and Chutney Masala (which relocated up Main Street), and Chef Lucky Thai created an amazing price-fixed, VIP dinner exclusively for fellow foodies—for $45 per person*, you can enjoy a signature drink, passed appetizers, family-style dinner, and a plated dessert. Wine and beer will also be served with dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, visit intoxikate.com/intoxikate-experience. EVENT MENU Experience popular street food from [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:44:13+00:00 January 9th, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Irvington Newbie: Sambal Thai & Malaysian

Irvington is lucky. First, they received a hands-on education on Indian food  from Chef Navjot Arora. With Chutney Masala, diners got a literal taste of authentic Indian cuisine and, paired with his cooking classes and specialties geared towards the more adventurous, Arora literally schooled everyone on spices, origins of dishes, and culture from the region. With his next venture, Arora is at it again, teaming up with Chef Lucky Thai to launch Sambal, an eatery dedicated to authentic Thai and (soon!) Malaysian cuisine. […]

By | 2016-10-21T09:44:20+00:00 October 20th, 2016|eat + drink, organic, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

IntoxiKating Special at Chutney Masala

A little over a week ago, I invited Chef Navjot Arora of Chutney Masala (Irvington) on Fork This with IntoxiKate to chat about Indian food and his restaurant. I've been lucky enough to have more than a few conversations with Chef Arora, and I thought it would be interesting to share some of those topics with the Westchester #FoodieNation, while dispelling some of the "myths" about Indian food. (Trust me, it's NOT all curry.) Shortly before going on air, I received an extremely humbling email from Chef Arora, which we discussed on air. In short, he created a special menu [...]

By | 2015-03-01T20:00:25+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

NYE at Wolfert’s Roost in Irvington

Wolfert's Roost, opened shortly before Thanksgiving. In a few short months, the eatery has transformed into the new neighborhood hot spot, with Friday and Saturday dinner reservations filling up fast. I've been to the restaurant a few times to try the fried chicken (ah-mazing!) and the tuna papaya salad (an IntoxiKate favorite), but haven't devoted a blog post to it yet. Until now. The Roost is a collaboration between chefs Eric Korn, of Good-Life Gourmet, and Jennie Werts, formally of Ouest and Zengo in the city. The duo tag-teamed the menu to come up with a variety of dishes that [...]

By | 2015-01-11T14:20:15+00:00 January 13th, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Good-Life Gourmet’s “Summer Shack” Pop Up Restaurant

THIS WEEK: From February 26th to March 1st, Chef Eric Korn of Good-Life Gourmet is teaming up with the Penny Lick Ice Cream Company to offer summer in February. The Irvington shop will be transformed into a casual “Summer Shack” pop up takeout restaurant, offering items like butter poached lobster rolls, baby back ribs, and delicious old-fashioned ice cream. Swing by the shop between 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for some serious summer takeout (full menu below!) Penny Lick Ice Cream Company creates old-fashioned, custard based ice creams in small batches and unique flavors. Ingredients are fresh and local, just like the [...]

By | 2014-02-26T22:47:35+00:00 February 26th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Event: Dinner at ‘Restaurant Maize’

I envy brides. Ok, it's not what you think—I'm not on cloud nine, daydreaming about the day where I can walk down the aisle in some bell-of-the-ball white dress. I am jealous of brides—particularly in Westchester—because they have custom menus prepared exclusively for them by Eric Korn. If you've heard of Good-Life Gourmet or tasted Korn's food, you know he's a stellar caterer. (I mean, he did just pin down the Best Caterer '13 title from Westchester Magazine.) With his attention to detail, persistence with presentation and culinary skills, it's hard to imagine him churning out 150 plated dinners for [...]

By | 2014-01-06T00:27:46+00:00 January 6th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Westchester

Best Place to Listen to Live Tunes Chat 19, Larchmont The Deal: No cover here! Mange, mange on some of Chat 19's tradition offerings will you listen—or dance the night away—to the sweet sounds of Sugarush. Music starts at 10:30 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Make reservations: 914-833-8871 {Chat 19: 19 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, 914-833-8871, chat19.net}   Budget Friendly Party Infusion American Tapas Lounge, Pelham The Deal: With two seatings (6:30 and 9 p.m.), Infusion offers a three-course NYE's dinner for $35—open bar packages also available. The evening includes two music acts as well as a champagne toast. Think cool, [...]

By | 2013-12-27T22:25:41+00:00 December 27th, 2013|entertaining|0 Comments

RSVP Now! IntoxiKate Dinner Party at Chutney Masala

Take a tour of India's culinary repertoire! First (and final!) stop: Chutney Masala in Irvington. The evening will start off with passed appetizers paired with an open bar*. Then, we'll venture upstairs for an introduction to Indian cuisine, while you ponder the products on your plate. These items will be used for an interactive mini-cooking lesson on a samosa. {Samosa (noun): A fried or baked pastry with a traditionally savory filling—think potatoes, onions, peas or ground meat—that can also be filled with something sweet.} We'll end our culinary journey with a delicious buffet dinner showcasing some of the best dishes [...]

By | 2013-11-05T22:52:50+00:00 November 5th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments