According to an e-mail newsletter from Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua, Top Chef Masters Carmen Gonzalez will join the kitchen team at the restaurant for July and August, bringing her Latin-style cuisine to the dining room and tap room menus. She won’t be in the kitchen everyday, but her menu will be.
A couple of dishes on her menu include Berkshire Pork Chop with sweet plantain and Rainbeau Ridge goat cheese puree; and Roast Duck and Fresh Corn Tamale with three tomato relish.
Previously: Chef Bradford McDonald out at the Kittle House.
All the details, after the jump.
From the newsletter:
This Thursday, July 8th, Top Chef Master, TV host, cookbook author, restaurateur,
our friend and super-talented Chef Carmen Gonzalez joins the Kittle House kitchen team
for the summer months of July and August as we feature her delicious,
bold-flavored, latin-style cooking on our dining room and tap room menus.
Chef Carmen, a native of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, is one of America’s
top chefs of latin-influenced cuisine and she is looking forward to combining her unique use of traditional ingredients and artful presentation with the cuisine of Crabtree’s Kittle House
and the many small, artisan farmer’s products we use in our kitchen.
We will offer several of Chef Carmen’s favorite, signature dishes every day for lunch
and evening for dinner in the Tap Room and in the main dining room.
Here are just a few dishes that Chef Carmen
and the KH Kitchen Team have been working on:
For The Dining Room
Maine Lobster & Avocado Terrine key lime mayonnaise, aranitas
Peekytoe Crab Cakes pickled green mango slaw
Roast Duck & Fresh Corn Tamale three tomato relish
Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon grilled pineapple chutney, buttery brioche
Red Snapper white water clams, root vegetable & chorizo sancocho
Berkshire Pork Chop sweet plantain & rainbeau ridge goat cheese puree
Slow Braised Wagyu Short Ribs creamy funche, island mojito
For The Tap Room
Chicken Liver Mousse anejo rum gelee, cherry jam, platanutres
Papitas Rellenas picadillo, charred tomato sauce
Guava & Cheddar Empanadas & John Boy’s Chicken Empanadas
Sirloin & Sofrito Burger caramelized onions, blue cheese
Adobo Rubbed Roasted Berkshire Pork Sandwich
Yucca Fries roasted garlic aioli
Chef Carmen’s Flan caramel sauce
Warm Mango Bread Pudding spiked creme a l’anglasie
and much more…
Due to previous commitments – new cookbooks, TV appearances, a day off! –
Chef Carmen will not be in the kitchen every evening.
But her cuisine will be here every evening (and at lunch too!)
and she will be here most evenings throughout July & August.
Please come by and say hello!
It’s Puerto Rico meets the Hudson Valley right here in Chappaqua –
and it’s the best of both food world’s all summer long.
Reservations are suggested.