Thursday

Restaurant North

Restaurant North by NYC Sidewalker

Escape NYC with a short drive to Armonk, New York and have dinner at Restaurant North. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week lured us, as did the restaurant's great menu, so there was no better excuse to venture out for a new scene and what turned out to be an excellent dinner.

First things first, make reservations! Walk-in on a Friday night and this place is packed. Crowd is thirty-something and up and eager to nab the next available table in order to curate their sophisticated suburban palates. Seeing the delicious looking plates of food hit the tables, I could see I was in the right place. So after a short wait at the bar, a glass of wine and a nice conversation with the lovely Monique who happens to be the co-owner's wife, our table was ready. Just in time too, I was hungry.

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Restaurant North, a set on Flickr.
North is a charming restaurant with modern elements in a cozy atmosphere. The staff is more than accommodating, friendly and caters to patrons in a attentive manner without being overbearing. The menu is New American with local ingredients appearing throughout.

We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Eric Gabrynowicz while he made his rounds around the restaurant saying hello and making sure everybody was happy. Chef Gabrynowicz is a delight. And I say that without trying to sound like someone's grandma, but it's true. He is just so nice. Trained in Danny Meyer's kitchen, he understands quality and service. The chef told us he remembers how excited he was when Danny Meyer himself came to North for dinner for the first time.

But anyway, enough about how great everybody is. If you really want to know if a restaurant is good, the proof is in the pudding! Which I did have for dessert, and yes it was delicious, as was everything else.

Appetizer Courses: Arugula & Crispy Onion Salad with Captian Lawrence Kolsch, Grain Mustard, Agave, Pistachios, Sprout Creek Touissant
Restaurant North

Sycamore Farms Pumpkin Risotto with Sugar baby pumpkin, Duck Confit and Parmigiano Reggiano

Main Courses: Meiller's Farm Whole Roasted Pork with Bacon & Grape Stew, Roasted Broccoli, Griddled Onions

Bobo Farms Chicken with Hammer MIlled Polenta with Swiss Chard, Pickeled Peppers and Roasted Hubbard Squash

Dessert Courses: "Super Awesome" Chocolate Chip Cookie Jane's Hudson Valley Vanilla Ice Cream

Proof was in the French Toast Bread "Pudding" Cranberry, Pear, Creme Anglaise, Almond Lace

Restaurant North
386 Main Street  Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 273-8686
@restaurantnorth
http://www.restaurantnorth.com










Friday

THE DIZZY FIZZ HOLIDAY SPIRITS BAZAAR



GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND RING IN THE SEASON OF ENTERTAINING WITH THE DIZZY FIZZ'S 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPIRITS BAZAAR!

Tis the season to get Dizzy! Sip endless holiday spirits, cocktails and punch. Plus enjoy charcuterie and cheese from Stinky Brklyn.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003
Choose from two dizzying sessions: 
Rollocking Tippling 1p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Mad-Men Style Bash 7p.m. – 10 p.m.
TICKETS: $45 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4704291663?ref=ebtnebtckt

PARTICIPATING IN THE SPIRITED EVENT:
Emeche Cupcakes, Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey, The Bitter Truth Travel Pack, Averna Amaro, Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters, The Black Grouse, Don Julio Tequila, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, G’Vine Gin, Cacao Prieto, The Balvenie, Monkey Shoulder, Ardbeg, Four Roses Bourbon, Caliche Rum, Death’s Door Spirits, Don Q Rum, Molinari Sambuca, Maker’s Mark, Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey, Rhum Clement, Catdaddy Moonshine, Half Moon Orchard Gin, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Sorel, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Becherovka, Philadelphia Distilling, Hudson Whiskey, Iceberg Vodka, Cockspur Rum, Perrier Water