New Chef at William Nicholas and at Willy Nick’s Courtside Cafe at the Saw Mill Club


The Saw Mill Club, high-end gym and fitness center in Mount Kisco, has a new cafe: Willy Nick’s Courtside Cafe. The cafe is operated by Andy Vitrone and Jeff Goodwin, owners of William Nicholas, the gourmet take-out shop, and Willy Nick’s, the bistro. Both are in Katonah.

Chef Michael Juers will oversee both Willy Nick’s Courtside Cafe and William Nicholas. His bio, from the press release:

Chef Michael Juers, whose impressive resume includes work with restaurants like the 21 Club in Manhattan and Baja of Long Island, has arrived at William Nicholas in Katonah, bringing a delicious, international diversity to the menu. His own restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC, Fusions New World Cuisine, received rave reviews for its multi-cultural flavors and unique artisan dishes. Some of the new savory dishes at William Nicholas are: Asian Sesame Roasted Chicken – Mongolian Shrimp with Sesame Steamed Rice – Pork Loin stuffed with Fig & apricot & Pomegranate Sauce – Saffron Israeli Cous Cous with Mixed Vegetables.

Anyone is welcome to eat at the cafe. Willy Nick’s Courtside will also do the catering for private functions at the Saw Mill Club. The club’s address is 77 Kensico Dr., Mount Kisco. 914-241-0797.

The gourmet store, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Nov. 23, is at 19 Edgemont Road, Katonah. 914-232-1949.

The 411 on Willy Nick’s.


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, 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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