I had dinner with a friend at X20 in Yonkers on Friday, and I’m happy to report that the food is as good as ever there.
Here’s a look at what we tried:
Jack Rose highball:
Corn panna cotta with bacon and jalapeno:
Summery, creamy and sweet, with a nice pick-me-up from the jalapeno and crunch from the bacon.
A nice umami from the broth, and the creamy quail egg only added to the rich tuna.
Yellowtail jalapeno roll:
All very fresh and satisfying.
The pate “grand mere”:
Fois and pistachios mixed in, served along with spicy mustard and cornichons. Terrific.
Barely poached white tuna sashimi with sea beans and a warm broth:
Unctous and sweet. Made me very happy.
Just as a caprese should be, with milky mozz and sweet tomatoes.
Good combination with the sweet and herbaceous salsa.
Quail over spaetzle:
The apricot sauce on top balanced the meaty quailty of the quail nicely.
Rich and decadent. Much like X20 itself!
The 411 on X20: 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers. 914-965-1111, xaviars.com.