Hi everyone, Katherine Curry back with a quick write-up on Pon Di Riva, a new Caribbean spot that opened this Saturday in Ossining, near the town’s train station “upon the river”.
When I visited today, at the end of what owner Elouisa Moulton said was a big lunch rush, offerings included a rich-smelling stew of oxtails, a similar-looking stew made with cow’s feet, brown stew chicken, and fried chicken. Other regular entrees include curried goat and, on Fridays, fish soup. Here’s the oxtail lunch platter, served atop rice with a side of vegetables.
More pictures after the jump…
Below, cow’s feet. I didn’t try this, but heck, if The Cookery’s serving fried duck tongues, why not try stewed cow’s feet?
Pon di Riva is extremely casual; order your food at the counter and take it out, or grab a soft drink from the refrigerated case and eat at one of the handful of tables. Decor is mostly Bob Marley posters at the moment.
Owner Elouisa Moulton has a catering background and grew up helping out in her mother’s restaurant in Jamaica. So opening her own place seemed the logical next step. Here she is with some golden, fried dumplings.
No takeout menus yet, but you can call ahead: 914-373-4461. Prices for large plates are $8 or $9, depending on the entree, and include rice and a side of vegetables.
There’s street parking as well as some spots in the train lot — Pon Di Riva is certainly perfectly located for commuter takeout. Hours are 11:15 to around 10 p.m., depending on the day.
Pon Di Riva, One Station Plaza, Ossining. 914-373-4461.