It’s all about what’s local and in season, with an emphasis on sourcing from American farms at the newly revamped Sorell Wine Bar Bistro in New Rochelle. The 35-seat restaurant, which opened in December and which is adjacent to AOC Fine Wines (it’s the same owner!), has recently been rebranded thanks to Christopher Daly, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who has lots of ideas — as well as personal relationships with farmers in Dutchess County and fisheries in Montauk.
Dishes on the tightly focused menu include black kale salad with creamy anchovy garlic dressing, Snowdance Farm roasted chicken with wilted arugula and glazed pearl onions, and rosemary risotto with wild mushrooms. The menu changes daily depending on what’s in the market.
There are weekly specials, too: Tapas Tuesdays, Prosecco Specials on Wednesdays, Sangria night on Thursdays, and a traditional Clam Bake on Fridays. Prices range from $11 to $27, though expect them to change depending on market value. There is also an extensive wine list of boutique vintages and other hard-to-find wines. The restaurant, which previously housed a wine store, is open Tuesday to Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm, to 11:30 Fridays and Saturdays.
Details: Sorell Wine Bar Bistro, 282 Huguenot St., New Rochelle, 914-341-1579
— Jeanne Muchnick
Photo by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News