The Golden Knives Challenge is becoming less and less of a competition, and more a culinary arts show. (Well, don’t tell that to the final three chefs, who are still working hard to present the best dishes.) But for diners, it’s the rare opportunity to watch these chefs cook outside… Read More →
Round two of the Golden Knives Challenge pitted co-Chefs Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka (Flourish Baking Company, Scarsdale) against the Indian flavors of Chef Navjot Arora (Chutney Masala, Irvington). The evening started out similar to the first; Chef Eric Korn’s crew of amazing waitstaff was busily serving the last course… Read More →
Any food lover will tell you: it’s torture watching judges sample the culinary creations of chefs competing on Food Network’s Iron Chef America or Bravo’s Top Chef and not be able to taste test for yourself. Well, here’s your chance. Tuesday marks the start of the Golden Knives Challenge, a three-week… Read More →
Hi! Donna Monaco Olsen here, co-coordinator for the Taste of Westchester Continuing Education program for Westchester Community College. All classes are held within Westchester restaurants, where local chefs share their talents and recipes with us in their own dining rooms. Over the years, I have attended hundreds of classes, and… Read More →
My name is Donna Monaco Olsen, co-coordinator for the Taste of Westchester Continuing Education program for Westchester Community College. The classes are held in restaurants all over Westchester, and local chefs share their secrets and recipes with the class in their own dining rooms. Over the years, I have attended… Read More →
Greetings! Is it hot enough for you yet? Looks like we skipped real spring weather this year. This week, I wanted to cover one of my favorite spices – fenugreek, but thought that I would take you to the wonderful Irvington kitchens of Chef Navjot Arora, to talk about his… Read More →
The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week launch party at Harvest on Hudson was a blast. And just look at all those chefs! Credit: Simon Feldman Chef Vincent Barcelona, shown here with HVRW organizer and Valley Table publisher Janet Crawshaw, said he thought there were about 200 people. Check out the photos,... Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. Those were some storms this morning, weren’t they? My apologies for not posting much last week — I got all backed up working on the Mad Men package that was in Sunday’s paper. Hope you enjoyed, and I hope you’ll be making some of those… Read More →
Here’s a pretty cool-sounding event. All summer long, tandoori barbecue meals prepared — and enjoyed — outside on the patio at Chutney Masala Bistro. From a press release: Beginning on May 13th at Chutney Masala Indian Bistro, Thursday evenings will be Tandoori Nights when Chef Navjot Arora will be cooking… Read More →
Couple new things from Chutney Masala in Irvington. A recipe for Kesari Phirni — a rice pudding — for Diwali, the Indian festival on Oct. 17, and a weekday prix fixe dinner and other special deals for fall. Photo courtesy of Chutney Masala. All the info after the jump.
Some seniors at the Embassy Community Center in Dobbs Ferry got a free lunch — from Chutney Masala in Irvington, no less! The 411 on Chutney Masala. The info in a press release after the jump.
I took Friday off and got ready for winter: firewood delivery, chimney cleaning, general all-around organizing. Of course now today it’s going to be 80 degrees! Still, it’s fall, so on Saturday night my cooking reflected that: grilled steak with cumin and paprika, maple-glazed carrots and roasted cauliflower. Plus, I… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. I spent a lot of it working (those dining guides again!) but went to a wedding on Saturday night. Tons o’ fun. Don’t you love dancing? Here’s what people have been talking about over the weekend. MH thinks Pinocchio in Eastchester is slacking quite a… Read More →
Good morning. Doesn’t feel like fall, does it? Videographer Joe Larese and I are working hard on the Locally Grown show, and it’s coming along nicely. I’m hoping to release the first videos from the cook off on Wednesday. I also wanted to apologize for slacking off on the blog… Read More →
Chutney Masala opened a coulpe months ago where Flirt Sushi used to be in a brick building by the railway tracks in Irvington. It was a complete overhaul. Judith Hausman visited and found she quite liked the atmosphere and the food. How have your experiences been at Chutney Masala? Let… Read More →
Good morning. I was in (rainy) Maine for the weekend and I’m still not lobster roll-ed out. Here’s a delicious one from J’s Oysters in Portland. (That’s the crab roll in the background.) Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the LoHud food scene while I was away. Emily… Read More →