Chris Ryan Guest Blogger Like the olive oil and wine that are among its hallmarks, Port Chester’s Tarry Lodge simply gets better with age. Nearing its fourth year of consistently delivering flavorful food while managing to buck the Westchester County trend of rising dinner checks, I needed to see… Read More →
The morning I arrived at Tarry Lodge’s kitchen, chef de cuisine Sam Epps was not exactly where I expected to find him. He had his sleeves rolled up and was in the process of moving an unwieldy retired pasta cooker out of the restaurant. The team work was impressive, and I… Read More →
Maria Reina here coming to you with the story of ramps. Ramps: what on earth are they? Certainly not a mainstream ingredient, that’s for sure. My first introduction to ramps was in the kitchen of Tarry Lodge several years ago. One Spring day Andy Nusser returned from a morning of “foraging” with an armload of… Read More →
My name is Maria Reina, and I am thrilled to be returning for a third year of guest blogging for Liz during this year’s HV Restaurant Week. Food has always been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love to think about food,... Read More →
Chef-owner Andy Nusser The 411 on Tarry Lodge. Born: Aug. 22, 1960, Santa Monica, Calif., Grew up: Santa Barbara, Calif., with years in Spain and Sullivan County N.Y. Culinary School: Culinary Institute of America Experience: Po, Babbo, Casa Mono, Bar Jamon, Tarry Lodge Cooking style: Fresh ingredients prepared simply. Ingredients… Read More →
Arrosto in Port Chester! Chef-owner Shea Gallante, left, and owner Godfrey Polistina in front of the wood burning oven at Arrosto in Port Chester. (Tania Savayan/TJN) Restaurant North in Armonk! Owners Stephen Mancini, the general manager, and Eric Gabrynowicz, the chef, at Restaurant North in Armonk. (Mark Vergari/TJN) Tarry Tavern in… Read More →
Mario Giuseppe LaPosta, the pizzaiolo at the Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, is completely obsessed with pizza. So obsessed that he can’t sleep at night. But you’ll read about that in my story, which I’ll post after the jump. Here’s the online version — with video and photos. First, the… Read More →
Also as promised, the details on a a wine dinner that Joe Bastianich will be hosting at Tarry Lodge on February 1. From owner Nancy Selzer: Join us on Monday, February 1st at 6:30 as restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich takes us on tasting tour of his Italian wines. We… Read More →
What can I say about the Tarry Lodge that hasn’t been said already? Great food, great room, great service, great prices. Yeah, right: everyone’s said that already. My colleagues and I went out for a lunch a couple of weeks ago, so I’ll just show you the photos. Suffice to… Read More →
You might know the occasional series I write called One Great Dish? Here’s a link to one from SOMA 107 and another from Tarry Lodge. Well I know of a lot of “one great dishes,” so I invited four of my favorite neighborhood restaurants to come give samples during Bloomingdale’s… Read More →
I do this occasional series where I focus on ‘one great dish’ from a chef’s menu and ask him to explain how he makes it. Today, Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge in Port Chester goes over the (very simple) steps for making his beet and goat cheese “caprese” salad. Here’s… Read More →
I had lunch at the Tarry Lodge last week. Creative pizza. Delicious pasta. Terrific specials. What’s not to like? My favorite was the goat cheese pizza with pistachios and red onion. Nice char — sweet goat, kick from onion, great texture from pistachios. It reminded me a little of my… Read More →
On Alan’s GQ blog — among numerous and very annoying popup ads — he chronicles his visit to Tarry Lodge. Here are a few highlights: It has just enough comfort and entirely enough class to make it one of the most satisfying dining options in Westchester County. A second surprise:... Read More →
Hi y’all. Happy Monday. I had a wonderful time. Didn’t do much cooking, though. Fried chicken with friends on Friday (not at my house!) — — and Saturday busy with other holiday gatherings. On Sunday, I went to Lyndhurst to see the fairy tale Christmas with Christopher Radko (and got… Read More →
Finally â€” the wait is over for Tarry Lodge. (Unless you show up without a reservation, that is.) The restaurant opened Oct. 15, but anticipation has been building since 2006. After all the conjecture (are the rumors true? will they build in the space?), the Craigslist postings and the Batali… Read More →
Good morning. A chilly start to the week. And with standard time now official, it’s getting dark so early, too. For me, that means more cooking. In fact, this weekend was a clean-out-the-freezer-and-fridge sort of extravagaza. On Friday I used leftover roast chicken and leftover rice from Indian takeout to… Read More →
A look inside the Tarry Lodge with this video, plus, a profile of chef-owner Andy Nusser, a look at a wine shop in White Plains, a review of a diner in Orangeburg and recipes for cocktails and one-dish meals in the links below.
On Friday, I went to the press preview party upstairs at the Tarry Lodge in Port Chester. Celebrity chef Mario Batali, Joe Bastiainch, Andy Nusser and Nancy Selzer were there, along with other press and staff. Guess what Mario was wearing? The dining room was also in full swing: Tons… Read More →
“mjc” snuck over to the new Mario Batali restaurant in Port Chester on opening night. Pretty much loved everything. We tried the Farro with Charred Corn and Burrata and Cauliflower Gratinate which were both fantastic. We also had the Radishes with Bagna Cauda and grilled shrimp wit pickled watermelon which… Read More →
Colman Andrews reports in on Gourmet’s web site. He tried the anchovy pizza (which he loved) and the spaghetti alla carbonara (which he didn’t) and gave the waitress a nice zing with this quote: some serious main courses â€” among them … juicy grilled guinea hen with braised radicchio and… Read More →
The restaurant will begin taking reservations tomorrow at 10 a.m. for dates as far as one month out. I was there earlier today for a photo shoot. I’ll show you photographer Mike Roy’s photos in a bit. For now, for a peek inside, here are my snaps.
The dining room in the new restaurant in Port Chester is finished, and they’ve started hosting private parties. I’m heading over there tomorrow for a photo shoot and will report back.
I had a lovely interview with Andy Nusser, chef-owner (along with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Selzer) of the upcoming Tarry Lodge in Port Chester for our fall restaurant preview. He gave me this pizza box. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any pizza in it. Not yet anyway. But guess what… Read More →
The new Mario Batali-Joe Bastianich-Andy Nusser venture is getting close, but it’s still under construction. I happened to drive by yesterday and got these (kind of lame) snaps: Not a lot to look at yet, folks!
The Tarry Lodge â€” the pizzeria and trattoria under renovation and owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Nancy Selzer and Andy Nusser â€” will open on Mill Street in Port Chester in early September, Nusser said yesterday. The restaurant, designed by Lisa Eaton, will have â€œdark wood floors,... Read More →
I’ll be posting the details of my interview with chef Andy Nusser and owner Joe Bastianich in a little while. Meantime, would anyone like to be interviewed about what they hope and expect from the restaurant? It will be a pizzeria-trattoria, sort of like Mozza in LA and Otto in… Read More →
The former Tarry Lodge in Port Chester will be an Italian restaurant owned by Joe Bastianich, his assistant confirmed moments ago. An ad on the Web site craigslist.com is seeking kitchen positions in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“new Mario Batali restaurantÃ¢â‚¬? in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Westchester/GreenwichÃ¢â‚¬? area. It says that the restaurant will be Italian… Read More →