The Tarry Tavern, a new locavore restaurant, will be going in the space where Lago di Como used to be on Main Street in Tarrytown. Owner Henry Cabral hopes to open in late June.
Chef Gregory Vernick, a Per Se and Jean-Georges alum who was at Perry Street and helped open six Jean-Georges restaurants recently, will be the chef. He and Cabral are collaborating on a very local, seasonal menu, inspired by what farmers are growing and raising and what fishermen are catching. Here are a few examples:
• Grilled Romaine “Caesar” Salad
• Fried Green Tomatoes with Sunny Side Up Egg
• House Made Pork and Cheddar Sausage, Dijon Yogurt
• Fresh Papardelle, Spring Peas and Onions, Prosciutto di Parma
• Whole Grilled Organic Chicken for two, Corn and Mash Potatoes, Lemon-Chicken Jus
There will also be seasonal cocktails and — possibly — a tap system with craft beers. Here’s a peek at the artwork that will be focal point of the restaurant:
The renovations have been a massive undertaking. Cabral flipped the position of the bar from the west side of the restaurant to the east, ripped out the carpeting and added a new red oak floor, red oak wainscotting and a red oak crown molding over the bar. The walls are a soft yellow.
You may get a chance to sample the cooking when Vernick and Cabral serve grilled items at the Tarrytown Street Fair on June 6.
The 411 is coming once they open. Until then: Tarry Tavern, 27 Main St., Tarrytown. The phone number (914-631-7227) and the website (tarrytavern.com) are not working yet.