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

10/23: WCC Cooking Class at Exit 4 Food Hall

1 Mon., Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83189 Exit 4 Food Hall, 153 East Main Street, Mount Kisco 914-241-1200, www.exit4foodhall.com Different Venues – One Roof! Owner Isi Albanese’s space allows you to choose among a number of food stations and enjoy the communal experience. The emphasis is on locally-sourced and artisanal items, with constantly changing menus; it’s home to their famous sushi doughnut. Enjoy learning about wood-fire roasted Calabrian cauliflower and parsnips topped with spicy honey; shaved fennel salad with arugula, Reggiano, and lime white balsamic vinaigrette; lumache pasta with Brussels [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, westchester|0 Comments

Return to Specialty Shops: Siegel Bros Marketplace in Mount Kisco

I know time is not on our side these days. I constantly find myself wishing there were more hours in the day (and generally, it's so I can get a decent amount of beauty sleep). In between the PTO events, practices, and office deadlines, it's easiest to run errands at a one-stop-shop, especially when we're using our "free time" on the weekends. But when it comes to food, I think we're starting to navigate our shopping experience a bit differently. With the popularity of farmers markets, and the number of butchers and bakeries popping up these days, I think there's [...]

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 [...]

Seigel Bros., Dig Inn, Rye House and more

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: Siegel Bros. Marketplace and Wine & Spirits If you've been to the village of Mount Kisco lately, you've seen two new kids on the block—Siegel Bros. Marketplace and their adjacent Wine & Spirits shop. Run by Doug, Jeremy, and Chef David Nevins (plus butcher and fishmonger Don Meyers), the shop is a fourth generation owned and operated speciality food market. The brothers' great grandfather, Abram Siegel, opened a kosher butcher shop in Woodbine, NJ, in [...]

Announcing the Winners of The V.I.Pizette Contest

Last month, Carla Gambescia of Via Vanti! (Mount Kisco) and StacyKnows asked foodies to put on their thinking caps to come up with the newest pizette flavor. The V.I.Pizette contest drew to to an end this week, with the announcement of the "culinary mentalists" who came up with the best (and most tasty) options: Congratulations to the  HONORABLE MENTION award recipients, each to receive complimentary pizzette and gelato coupons: • Lori D'Amado of Bedford Corners for her entry featuring baked apples, raisins, candied walnuts, blue cheese, honey and fresh arugula • Sheri Hametz of Mount Kisco for her entry featuring roasted shaved [...]

By | 2013-11-11T21:57:01+00:00 November 13th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments

All’s “rosy” at the Rose Room in Mount Kisco

{Contributing writer: Jeanne Muchnick} When my friend Stacey tells me I have to try a new place…I have to try it. Like me, she enjoys good food, a nice ambiance, and a caring staff that makes you feel special. Which is how I ended up spending a summer Friday (alas, the last!) at the Rose Room in Mount Kisco. First of all, the room is gorgeous. Stunning chandeliers, gray padding on the walls (to cut down the noise factor), two dancing fireplaces, a black tin ceiling, and an overall eclectic, yet elegantly comfortable vibe that is the perfect mixture of [...]

By | 2013-09-04T08:50:57+00:00 September 4th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments

Steak, Seafood and More at Blackstone’s Steakhouse in Mount Kisco

{Contributing writer: Jeanne Muchnick} It’s the little things that grab your attention at Blackstone’s, the four-month-old steakhouse in Mount Kisco: the way the waiters effortlessly take your plate away, no fork clanking at all, the candles that flicker from their sconces on the wall, the gigantic, but sophisticated steak knife brought to your table, and the overall discreet attention. In other words, the minute your water glass goes empty, it is immediately filled (your wine glass too). There’s an Old World elegance to this cozy space, lots of dim lighting and hushed conversation. I loved that the music was low [...]

By | 2013-08-13T14:34:40+00:00 August 13th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments