HVRW: 42 The Restaurant, White Plains

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Last week ended on a perfect note — a HVRW dinner at 42 The Restaurant in White Plains.  The views are wonderful, even on a totally gray day.  There’s just something  special about the big, open restaurant surrounded by windows with a great view of White Plains.

We ordered straight off the restaurant week menu but did add an additional starter, the Blistered Padrones Peppers because they are irresistible and I love the little game of roulette where you wait to see who will get the really hot pepper (usually one in 17, I’m told).  Fortunately, it was my husband who got it because while I enjoy “heat” he loves it!

I started my meal with the Arugula Salad served with Candied Pecans, Powdered Brie Triple Cream and a Rhubarb Vinaigrette.  Evan had the Fennel Pollen Cavatelli Linguiça, Lamb Sausage & Peppers, Ricotta Salata which he said was rich in flavor. For entrees I went with the Salmon over a Cream of Watercress served with Ranch Chips. The salmon was nicely cooked while the chips added a good crunch to the dish.  Evan had the Blue Crab Risotto with Preserved Lemon, Herbs, and Parmigiano which had a beautiful creaminess to it.

 

Dessert was a real treat, we shared a Carrot Cake Trifle which was wonderfully delicious and an Oatmeal Chocolate Cherry Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich.

I tried to get some extra points in the HVRW Scavenger Hunt by taking a video but when I went to view at home later on all I had was me saying, “it’s a wrap” — I couldn’t believe it!  Now we know why I’m a photographer and not a videographer.  So, we settled for a blurry photo of us enjoying our meal for 100 points and a very enjoyable dinner.

 

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Contributing blogger Margaret Rizzuto is a portrait and food photographer with an interest in vegetarian and raw foods (though she does admit to occasional indulgences in seafood). Margaret lives and works in Lower Hudson Valley where she loves being surrounded by the beauty of nature, the farms, and of course, great food. She admits to being obsessed with the Food Channel to the point where she’ll even watch shows where meat is being cooked—meat that being a vegetarian she knows she’ll never cook. She loves all the techniques, ingredients and creativity that go into cooking. When not shooting, Margaret can often be found in her garden battling slugs or in her kitchen trying out a new recipe. To see some of Margaret’s food work visit http://www.mrpculinaryart.com or see her portrait work at http://www.margaretrizzutophotography.com

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