On the other end of the season, temperatures in the upper 40’s feels freezing. But as a snowy February winds down, that weather is practically spring. At Wasabi in Nyack, incredibly fresh and original sushi is the name of the game, and the strawberry roll is a great way to… Read More →
This month just seems to be flying by, I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is 1 week away. Sunday evening I (Michele Curran) took my mother and my friend for dinner at Wasabi. Wasabi is located in the heart of downtown Nyack, on Main Street. It is my favorite place to find… Read More →
This is the weekend to fire up the grill and start flipping burgers, but before you stock up on propane or charcoal, re-think your routine. Vow to make this a break-out year — the summer you try grilling something out of your comfort zone — like pizza or pineapples. Or,... Read More →
When Doug Nguyen opened his first restaurant in Rockland, Wasabi in Nyack, back in 2003, chef Peter X. Kelly threw him a coming-out party: he invited Nguyen to help cook a nine-course dinner at Kelly’s Restaurant X in Congers, introducing Rocklanders to Nguyen’s creative style of Asian fusion cooking. Kelly,... Read More →
Good morning and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing New Year’s weekend. We went out to dinner, took down the tree, did a little exercise and a lot of cooking. We started on Wednesday night — I know, a little jump-start on the weekend, but… Read More →
Doug Nguyen Restaurant: Wasabi (Nyack) and Wasabi Grill (New City) Born: Jan. 15, 1970, South Saigon, Vietnam Grew up: Stony Point (since 1983; raised by a foster family after leaving Vietnam) Culinary school: BOCES for one year Experience: Started as a dishwasher at Maiko, in New City (the current site… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. Finally a break from the oppressive heat, huh? If only for a day or so. I had a fun-packed weekend with lots of good eats. On Friday, I went to a garden party. My hosts served the perfect food for such a hot and humid… 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 story about Kara and her cocktails will appear in tomorrow’s Journal News. Here’s a sneak peek at the video, though. Be sure to watch til the end for an especially hilarious blooper by yours truly.
â€œCerebral Palsy of Westchester presents A Taste of Westchester to Raise Money for Disabled Childrenâ€ Event: Join Cerebral Palsy of Westchester for A Taste of Westchester; A Food and Wine Tasting Extravaganza!Â This event will feature more than a dozen of Westchesterâ€™s finest restaurants & top chefs noted for their… Read More →
Even though my Sunday night suppers are usually the most elaborate home-cooked meals of the week, I couldn’t bear to cook last night. My husband and I headed to Wasabi. He started with the Sunomono: cucumber, tuna, crab,Â tobiko and rice vinegar: Crisp, cool and delicious.
The sushi is both gorgeous and delicious at Wasabi. I was looking through my old drafts, trying to clean some old posts out that I never got around to writing. Some of them I just deleted. But there’s so much FP in this one from Wasabi in Nyack that I… Read More →