Twisted Oak in Tarrytown - any comments?
Has anyone been to Twisted Oak in Tarrytown? Other than a fluff piece in Lohud (which even a review there would be), I haven't seen anything other than Opentable and Yelp. Yelp reviews are mostly positive, Opentable seems to have some negative reviews although overall it's positive. I'm thinking of trying them for HVRW. Sadly they have not posted their menu (either regular or restaurant week). The duck lasagna does look excellent.
I trust Julia a lot more than Lohud, although I guess you could say they're both in the business of selling advertising. Actually, Julia's weekly post is about Twisted Oak, I just noticed it. And it does read like a fluff piece.
I have not seen a normal menu, lots of comments about it being limited, whatever it is.
Good guess since that's where Twisted Oak is :).
I called a little while ago to find out what was on their HVRW, since they didn't respond to my message on FB (nor have they updated the page in a month). They have a pretty good selection. I didn't get to write everything down, but for appetizers they had a white bean soup, mussels, kale and radicchio salad (not sure if that was one or two different salads, I guess they are since Julia Sexton talked about the kale salad), For entrees they had the Duck lasagna, chicken and dumplings. and the pastrami cod that Julia Sexton raved about. For dessert the only thing I wrote down was zeppolis. The caveat is that the menu may change. But it seems like there was plenty of choice. I have a reservation next Tuesday and will report back.
I don't know what it is about Tarrytown and restaurants that don't care about their online presence. Tarry Tavern has had a "under construction" website since they opened (although they do have a menu there) and don't put their HVRW menu up online, either. I guess Twisted Oak has an excuse since they're new.
So I found their website (which has nothing on it) and an email address that actually worked (email@example.com). They emailed me their HVRW menu:
White Bean Polentina
Mustard Greens, Pancetta
Radicchio & Fennel Salad
Cider, Farmhouse Cheddar, Toasted Almonds
Grapefruit, Serrano, Mint, Ricotta Salata
Aqua Pazza, Grilled Bread
Pomarola, Locatelli, Basil
John Fazio Duck Lasagna
Mushrooms, Kale, Duck Egg
Creamed Cabbage Risotto
Green Market Brussels, Apples, Black Pepper, Coach Farm Goat Cheese
Chicken & Dumplings
Hen of the Woods, Mustard Greens, Frascatelle
Pastrami Spiced Chatham Cod
Rye Pain Perdue, Braised Red Cabbage, 1000 Island
Short & Sweet
Beer Braised Short Ribs, Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes
Sheeps Milk Ricotta, Cara Cara Caramel
Meyer Lemon Angel Pudding
Huckleberry Compote, Chantilly Cream
Saffron Panna Cotta