Tango Grill in White Plains

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is set for March, and the organizers, Janet Crawshaw and Anne Dailey of The Valley Table magazine, were at JN headquarters securing a media sponsorship from us. (We are a sponsor.) After their meeting with the marketing department, they called me to see if I wanted to have lunch. I hadn’t been to the Tango Grill in quite a while. We ordered appetizers and shared. And the kitchen was kind enough to put them together on the plate.

Here, Long Island Duck Roulade on the left, chorizo on the right.

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A closer look at the chorizo. Delicious. The duck, which the restaurant says is a signature dish, was good, but a little strange. It had cheese and avocado inside. It was more like a duck quesadilla, just with a different shape.

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Then we had two apps that were more like salads. The grilled octopus (foreground) and the skewers (back). The octopus needed a squeeze of lemon, but otherwise it was very tender and good. The skewers were good, but a little ordinary.

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Last, we shared a pasta. It was a special, with scallops, jalapenos and a tequila cream sauce. I liked the intriguing combination. The spice wasn’t much, just slightly hot and herby at the same time.

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My portion. Sweet, sweet scallops.

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Anne (left) and Janet.

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And on our way out.

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What do you think of Tango? I didn’t have any entrees, so I’d be curious to know.

Tango Grill, 128 E. Post Road, White Plains. 914-946-6006. tangogrillny.com

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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