Northern /Central Westchester Food Tour (suggestions needed for Sat, 5/7/11)
Dearest best friend from CA is here for just one day, and I want to share some of Westchester's best chow (nothing fancy - looking for GREAT FOOD). Suggestions for breakfast, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack and dinner will be hugely appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
That's a lot of eating in one day :) ! My outof town guests always enjoy Wobble Cafe for breakfast. Light lunch of clams portuguese style and octopus salad at Doca's Cafe, then mid afternoon snack of pastries at Cafe Ciudade next door to Doca's. Out of towners also enjoy Churrasqeira Ribatejo for it's uniqueness (and good food) although I expect you won't want to do an all Portuguese day. If you want to go as far as Dobbs Ferry, The Cookery would be a good choice for great food.
Breakfast: Jardin du Roi, Chappaqua. GREAT French bistro breakfast, including Pain Perdu (french toast) great omelettes, croissants, the real deal. You may see Bill or Hill dining there, they come often as they live right up the road. Unique venue for breakfast, quite enjoyable.
Lunch: Day Boat Cafe, Irvington. Best seafood in the County, do the crab cakes or the Branzino. Fisherman's Stew and Fish Tacos are top drawer as well.
Mid Afternooon: Nathan's, Yonkers. A real NY Hot Dog, great spice & snap, and unique fabulous NOT frozen french fries. Help yourself fresh sauerkraut or amazing sauteed onions.
Dinner: Tarry Tavern, Tarrytown. A wonderful farm-to-table concept with local ingredients and really creative, very tasty dishes.
BTW, what are you planning to do between meals?
I'd get Birdsall in for sure, along with ice cream at Blue Pig. Blue Pig is open for the season again with a full stock of flavors-- I had some banana/peanut/caramel concoction last night that was creamy and crunch and delicious!
When I think uniquely New York (without going into the city) I would do bagels, pizza and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. CA has lots of great restaurants so these would be a little different here.
Blue Hill Cafe
2427 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
I agree with menton1 about Dayboat if you like seafood. Nice vibe, good food -- right on the Hudson.