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Butterfield 8 American Gastropub in White Plains: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Fall 2012
Posted By smallbitesguest On November 26, 2012 @ 4:56 pm In HVRW Fall 2012 | 2 Comments
Briana Costa , guest blogger, here, excited to participate in my second Hudson Valley Restaurant Week!
Butterfield 8 American Gastropub opened in White Plains recently and after seeing the bright lights and crowds inside for a few weeks, I was thrilled to finally get to enjoy a dinner there. Even better was that my mother, blogger Patrice Costa, had agreed to be my date for the evening. There is nothing better than having a great meal with a fellow foodie!
Walking into Butterfield8, the first thing you notice is the huge square shaped bar surrounded by people enjoying an after work drink and yelling at one of the many TV’s in the area showing sports games. Don’t let this deter you if you were looking for a quieter meal! While you can definitely still hear a bit of the noise from the bar, past the bar and down a few steps is a dining room that leads to an open kitchen. The dining room is secluded enough that you were still able to have a conversation at your table. The restaurant is decorated with dark wood walls and floor with a bright white ceiling and globe lights throughout. It made a very nice contrast as my mother and I settled into our comfy booth seats.
Once seated, our waitress brought over bread for the table. Instead of Italian bread and butter she served us pretzel bread with a spicy mustard sauce.
For our first course, I chose the Stuffed Meatball with mozzarella, ricotta and pesto. The meatball was absolutely gargantuan.
My mom chose to start with the Eggplant Bruschetta with roasted peppers, golden raisins, herb goat cheese and house made focaccia.
For our second course, I chose the Ricotta Gnocchi with garden peas, spring onion, asparagus and blistered grape tomato.
My mom chose the Arctic Char with basil ragout, sautéed spinach and herb butter.
All of the dishes seemed to be big portions, so it’s no surprise that both of us had issues trying to finish our entrees and ended up having to take some home. My mom was nice enough to let me take everything home and both dishes tasted just as good heated up in my apartment as they did in the restaurant! Before our desserts were brought over to our table, our waitress came over to let us know that if we didn’t feel like we were able to finish she would be happy to wrap our desserts up for us as well. This was the first time I had ever seen a restaurant offer to let me take home my dessert and I loved having the option!
There were only two choices for dessert, the Market Cupcake and Junior’s New York Cheesecake, so we decided to share.
Butterfield8 definitely did not disappoint when it came to dinner and I’m really looking forward to being able to try it out as a new restaurant and bar for my friends and I in White Plains!
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