I moved back to Westchester shortly before Mother’s Day last year. Being that I had finally returned from a seven-year stint in New Jersey, and it was my first Mother’s day as a Mama, my mom, sisters and I had a lot to toast to. Using my new-found pull as… Read More →
If you haven’t heard the buzz about The Tapp, try reading the article that was posted on LoHud.com a few days ago. Better yet, stop in the new Tarrytown gastropub and check it out yourself. A far cry from it’s predecessor, Brute 9, The Tapp’s renovated look has also revitalized… Read More →
With a nod to the new brunch at Racanelli’s New York Italian in Scarsdale, we share this recipe from cocktail guru and cookbook author Nick Mautone. Print Nick’s Perfect Mimosa Serving Size: 4 Nick Mautone, who is also the author of Raising the Bar: Better Drinks, Better Entertaining, shares his… Read More →
Even during a big snowstorm, I must say: I’m not a huge fan of hot toddies. Unless I’m super-sick, which, thank goodness, somehow, I’ve been able to avoid so far this winter. No, when it comes to winter cocktails I am a huge fan of two things: cognac and citrus…. Read More →
For the barrel-aged cocktail story I did a couple of weeks ago, a few friends and I spent the evening getting to know Clark Moore, the self-proclaimed “barman” who makes terrific cocktails at Harper’s in Dobbs Ferry. While the menu at Harper’s is creative (and the drinks I’ve tried in the… Read More →
So we have come to the end of the road with this series. (Resisting…urge…to sing…Boyz To Men…) When December 29th finally rolled around, I had had the date on the books for the bulk of the holiday season, menu planned for about as long, accumulated necessities over the course of… Read More →
Hudson House bartender Andrew Barrett shakes up a “Whole Lotta Love.” The 411 on Hudson House.
Wondering how to make a mint julep for Derby Day? Well, there are as many ways to make a mint julep as there are combinations of odds on the field of horses running in the Kentucky Derby. Maybe more. For nearly a century, the mint julep has been the traditional… Read More →
Larchmont author Colleen Mullaney shows me how to mix some festive cocktails for a party. Recipes in the story here.