Good morning and happy Monday. It was a little hotter that they said it was going to be this weekend, but we still dined outside both Saturday and Sunday, so I’m not complaining!
On Friday night, I had supper at Hudson House. Chef Chris Dunn is really doing some magic with the menu there. And that’s so cool to see: the restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. One of our dishes was suckling pig with a mile-high biscuit and pickled carrots:
And we couldn’t miss owner Matt Hudson’s fabulous desserts. This sinful thing is a caramel cake:
My sister and her girls are still visiting from Texas, so on Saturday, I hosted dinner for the whole family again. I know we had tomato salad last week, but when they’re in season and gorgeous like this, you’d be a fool not to serve them every single night. This time I made a chiffonade of both basil and shiso from the garden:
We also had grilled zucchini with mint and lime:
And green beans with tomatoes and bacon. I blanched the beans and put them aside. Then I rendered the bacon, and left the fat in the pan. I chopped the bacon and set it aside. When it was time for dinner, I heated up the bacon fat and sauteed the beans and tomatoes in it. Then I added the bacon bits back in. A little squeeze of lemon and you’re all set:
We also had center-cut pork chops from Steve’s in Congers, corn on the cob and grilled bread:
What a fabulous summer meal!
On Sunday, I went on a long bike ride, played with my nieces and visited with my grandmother. For supper, we got takeout from Cassie’s pizza in Orangeburg. No photo, sorry! All in all, a wonderful summer weekend.
And with that, here’s what people have been talking about:
Doug goes to Birsdall House and gets a burger. (HT)
Doug put together this video on how to make egg rolls. (HT)
Photos of Village Social in Chappaqua. (CMKP)
Meet the chef: Juan Lepe of Roasted Peppers in Mamaroneck. (LMP)
Meet the chef: Xavier Mayonove of Sidewalk Bistro in Piermont. (NCP)
A look at Moscato in Scarsdale. (SP)
A bagel battle in Scarsdale. (SP)
MH likes D Thai Kitchen in Thornwood. (NYT)