Village Social Kitchen & Bar, a new New American restaurant, has opened in the spot where Woody’s on Main used to be in Mount Kisco.
It’s an industrial but comfortable spot, with reclaimed barn wood on the walls, a poured concrete bar and brick accents. Mark Vergari recently shot some photographs there. Here’s a look:
The dining room has oak tables and banquettes and booths with in orange, brown and white leather, and there is a glass partition that separates the bar and the dining room area. The wine cabinet is made of careera marble.
“It’s casual chic and contemporary,” says owner Joe Bueti. “A little bit of everything.”
That same sentiment applies to the menu, which has a selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas and wood-fired pizzas. The chef, Scott Forzaglia, formerly worked in Manhattan with Daniel Boulud and Cornelius Gallagher.
I don’t have any photos of the food yet — a private party was just finishing up as Mark got there and the kitchen wasn’t able to prepare anything. But here’s a sampling of the menu:
Appetizers: Potato-pork empanada with salsa verde; pork sliders wiht pickled cucumbers; summer rolls with daikon radish, carrot and sweet chili sauce; a tuna dice (it’s larger than a tartare) with blood orange and wasabit oil.
Starters: include pancetta-wrapped radicchio with ricotta and goat cheese; calamari; and crispy shrimp with ginger.
Wood-fired pizzas: ricotta, garlic, arugula, duck proscuitto and aged balsamic vinegar; another with gorgonzola, walnuts and fits; and third with goat cheese, pistachios and honey.
Pastas: bucatini with pancetta, minted ricotta and asparagus; penne al forno with mascarpone, toasted bread crumbs and truffle oil; and rigatoni bolognese.
Entrees: veal Milanese with baby arugula; ahi tuna with bok choy and forbidden rice; St. Louis ribs with molasses pork and beans.
And here’s a look at the rest of Mark’s photos:
The wine rack:
The wood fired oven:
The outdoor patio:
Bueti was the owner of Cafe Strega in Pleasantville from 1993 to 1999, and was a partner in Restaurant 121 in North Salem from 2000 to 2006. He took a break from the business before opening Village Social this month.
The 411 is coming. Til then: 251 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. 914-864-1255.