Here's What You Need to Know From Westchester's Foodie Scene This February

Read dining scene news and notes for the month.


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Exposed brick and a pressed tin ceiling up the charm factor at Kitchen 273 in Armonk.

Photos courtesy of Kitchen 273

The owner of Barn Door Restaurant in Ridgefield debuted his second restaurant in late November, Kitchen 273 (111 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.273.7909; www.kitchen273.com), in the space that formerly housed Armonk House.

The American menu with contemporary/Mediterranean flourishes offers starters such as corn-and-sweet-potato-risotto fritters, shrimp dumplings a la plancha, farro salad with roasted eggplant and caramelized onions, and six flatbreads. For mains, there are burgers ($12-$16), pastas ($18-$26), and plated entrées, including paella, slow-roasted baby-back ribs, mustard-glazed and panko-crusted salmon, and jumbo sea scallops ($20-$29).

 

Petite Taqueria: Larchmont (150 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.2244; www.ptlarchmont.com) has opened in the place of Estancia Buenos Aires Argentinian Steakhouse. Among the items on the short menu: street corn with mayonnaise, chili powder, and cojita cheese; crispy Brussels sprouts with cauliflower cream and chipotle purée; quesadillas (butternut squash, chicken adobo, carne asada); and, of course, tacos. Estancia Buenos Aires owner Fabián Gallardo, who was once culinary director at Manhattan’s La Esquina taqueria, is chef/partner. Kyle Inserra, previously of Polpettina, is also a partner.       

 


An inviting table for two at Divino Cucina Italiana. Photo courtesy of Divino Cucina Italiana.


Tony’s Steak & Seafood has closed and set to have opened in its place by press time is Divino Cucina Italiana (524 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.274.8501; www.divinohastings.com). The Italian restaurant has menu standards such as veal piccata, fusilli alla Bolognese, and chicken Marsala but also deep-dive-into-the-cuisine items, like braised tripe with vegetables, veal bone marrow, and braised beef tongue ravioli. Pastas are $16 to $26 and entrées are $20-$36.

 


Moon pies, or marshmallow filling between two graham cracker cookies doused in chocolate, are just one of the classic American confections at The Snackery. Photo by Dana Pollak.


Moon Pies, vanilla gumball cupcakes, Twinkie bundt cakes, strawberry Pop-Tarts, and a salted milk chocolate pretzel tart are just some of the sweet offerings at The Snackery Bakeshop (1985 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.630.7001; www.snackerybakeshop.com). Self-taught pastry chef Sara Leland (a former TV executive) is the owner. The Snackery is in the location that previously held Sugar Mama by Kim’s Bakeshop.

 

Madalene d’Etiveaud, former founder/owner of Bash Events, was hired as director of catering and special events at Roger Sherman Inn (195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan; 203.966.4541; www.rogershermaninn.com). 

 

 

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