A big mistake a lot of diners make is to go with what is familiar, close or new and trendy. Don’t miss what is right under your nose: Bistro Rollin in Pelham. The menu is “Bistronomique” and highlights many locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is owned by a husband and wife… Read More →
I just received an email newsletter from Yvonne’s House of Soul Restaurant in Pelham. The restaurant is now closed. But as part of the newsletter, Yvonne Parker was advertising her catering services, including for such events as graduations, funerals, weddings, family reunions, office parties, birthday parties, retirement parties and more…. Read More →
I sometimes wonder if I might have been French in a past life because I’m always on the hunt for authentic country terrine, duck confit, or cassoulet. When our family visited friends in France, my idea of sightseeing included trips to local Carrefour supermarkets and a Paris shopping excursion which… Read More →
We know, we know, there are plenty of places to enjoy the raw bar in our fair counties. But here are a few that we really, really like. Are these the only best oysters in Westchester? The only best oysters in Rockland? Maybe not. So do you have other suggestions?... Read More →
During the day, M.A.D. Cafe sells gourmet coffee and fresh salads and sandwiches. Come weekend evenings? It turns into a pop-up restaurant called Nisa Lee’s Thai Café. At least that’s the experiment for now. Lee, pictured, is a caterer known for her elegant events and celebrity client list (Vanessa Williams… Read More →
Hi, everyone, I’m Jessica Cohn. I’d been hearing about Bistro Rollin and meaning to go there. But this well-recommended restaurant is a “ways” from home, and I get tired of driving, doing, and even thinking too much; so it never happened. That is, until last night. And thank goodness. It’s… Read More →
Small Bites readers: This is Arthur Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, reporting on his culinary trip to Paris last week. Sorry the delay in posting! This is the final installment. It is hard to believe that we are about to eat our last ‘bistronomique” dinner in Paris. Tomorrow… Read More →
Small Bites readers: This is Arthur Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, reporting on his culinary trip to Paris last week. Sorry the delay in posting! We had one extraordinary non-restaurant food experience while in Paris that was a complete surprise. When we first arrived, my friend Marc, said… Read More →
Small Bites readers: This is Paul Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, reporting on his culinary trip to Paris last week. Sorry the delay in posting! So today represented a unique opportunity — an intentional departure from our previous style of bistro meals. After a light breakfast in the… Read More →
Small Bites readers: This is Paul Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, reporting on his culinary trip to Paris last week. Sorry the delay in posting! It is Friday night and our dinner tonight is at Le Chateaubriand, probably one of most anticipated meals of the trip. The anticipation… Read More →
Small Bites readers: This is Arthur Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, reporting on his culinary trip to Paris this week. If it’s Thursday, it must be L’Epigramme! Foie gras terrine.
The team at Bistro Rollin — owners Arthur and Paul Bratone and chef Manny Lozano — are on a culinary research trip to Paris, trying for 12 bistros in 6 days. For Manny, the chef, it is his first visit. Here are his impressions. Paris turns out to be everything… Read More →
Readers: Arthur has promised photos are on the way, but for now, here’s his report on the first two bistros he visited in Paris: L’AOC in the 5th and Le Régalade St. Honoré in the 1rst. UPDATED NOW WITH PHOTOS! Hi, Arthur Bratone, owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham here,... Read More →
Hi Small Bites readers, Paul and Arthur here from Bistro Rollin. As Liz introduced in her post earlier, we are blogging about our bistro trip to Paris. We have our itinerary set and it is pretty ambitious, but we are ready to take a shot. Here we go. We arrive… Read More →
Arthur Bratone, the owner of Bistro Rollin in Pelham, along with his son, Paul, and the chef, Manny Lozano, are going on a culinary journey to Paris. (Yes, insert fits of envy here.) They’re planning on “researching” (no, really, they are!) 12 bistros in 6 days. See, as Arthur told… Read More →
Paul Bousche reported on our restaurants in the Sound Shore. The dining room is photographed at Rosie’s on the River in Port Chester.( Xavier Mascareñas / The Journal News ) Here’s what he found.
Bistro Rollin in Pelham has added a Banh Mi sandwich to its lunch menu, making it the first restaurant in Westchester (that I know of) to serve it. (Submitted photo) Bánh Mì have become very popular all over New York, from little Vietnamese mom-and-pop shops to fancy midtown restaurants like… Read More →
Rockwells in Pelham looks like a fun place to hang out with friends. It reminds me of a cross between a Bennigan’s and a sports bar:
I’ve got photos from three more spots in Pelham — and then I promise to stop bombarding you with restaurants all from within a couple of square miles. Here’s Villaggio: Anyone a regular? What’s best on the menu? The 411 on Villaggio.
While reporting for my story on the dining pleasures of Pelham last month, I finally got the chance to dine at Bistro Rollin, the French bistro that opened there last year. (Big photos by Mark Vergari/TJN; small photos by me) It’s a cute and cozy restaurant, with many of the… Read More →
Apologies — somehow I missed last week’s food news round up! Here’s a look at what was in print on May 18: The (dining) Pleasures of Pelham. So you’re headed to Fairway in Pelham Manor? Well for many of us, that means a bit of a drive. Here are some… Read More →
Today in the food section, staff writer Linda Lombroso has a great story on Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka, the culinary stars who owned Verbena in Manhattan. They settled in the ‘burbs to raise their children, chose Scarsdale for the school system, and opened a bakery for the family-friendly lifestyle…. Read More →
Chef Manny Lozano has made his last batch of cassoulet for the season, and it’s on the menu at Bistro Rollin in Pelham only for another 10 days or so. Seems like the perfect weekend to dig in, right? The restaurant’s newsletter says: Made with 5 different meats – duck… Read More →
Good afternoon and happy Tuesday. I’ve been caught up with writing for tomorrow’s paper, so I’m only now getting to the blog and this week’s Local Links. My apologies! First, thanks again for all your get-well wishes. I can’t believe how many people emailed and commented — and you all… Read More →
A little more information on the new Fairway coming to Pelham in April: The store will be the biggest Fairway so far: about 75,000 square feet with a separate liquor store, too. (The entrance will be next door.) As in the other Fairways, there will be a cheese department, olive… Read More →
In honor of National Chocolate Month, Lola’s is hosting ‘Le Jour de Chocolat’ – an evening of everything (white or dark) chocolate. Seatings at 4 and 7 p.m. on Feb 6 and on Feb. 7; price is $20. The 411 on Lola’s Tea House.
I just got word from Fairway that it is shooting for an opening on April 5, 2010 at the intersection of Pelham Parkway and Boston Post Road. It is the store’s sixth location after the Upper West Side, Harlem, Red Hook, Plainview and Paramus. I’ll get more information to you… Read More →
Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I wish I had some fabulous photos from an exquisite dinner celebrating the arrival of 2010, but alas, all I’ve mostly eaten since last Tuesday is chicken soup. Yes, I got hit with the flu. Swine or seasonal? Hard to know, but with a… Read More →
Chef Manny Lozano, a Mamaroneck resident who for seven years was the sous-chef at the French bistro, L’Absinthe in Manhattan, is behind the stove at Bistro Rollin, a new restaurant in Pelham that owners Barbara and Arthur Bratone named after the street in the 5e arrondissment in Paris where they… Read More →
Anyone been to this new place in Pelham yet? The marketing slogan is “a little taste of SoHo.” Would love to hear your thoughts. Here’s a link to the Johnny’s on 5th web site.