Openings, Closings, Kitchen Changes, Food Events


Through April 2, the CIA is holding its 2010 Dining Series, a selection of educational events and themed lunches and dinners. Among the events: Meet Winemaker Elvira Bortolomiol Bortolomiol Winery (March 2); Women Chefs of the CIA (March 4); St. Paddy’s at St. Andy’s (March 17); Festival of Beers (March 24); The French Connection (April 1); and Sea-Stainable Dinner (April 2)

The Thornwood Town Center has its first Pan-Asian restaurant, Lucky Buddha (1008 Broadway, Thornwood 914-495-3365), serving sushi, hibachi, and myriad dishes from different Asian countries. Menu entrées include Thai seafood casserole, Indonesian sambal delight, and mango-grilled shrimp (from $14 to $24). Lucky Buddha is open every day for lunch and dinner

Hudson’s Restaurant and Bar has been replaced by Bridge View Tavern (226 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow 914-332-0078), which serves traditional American comfort foods. Main dishes offered include grilled center-cut pork chops in a port wine reduction; rack of baby back ribs: and Atlantic salmon (from $15 to $22). A selection of craft brews is available, including 12 on tap. Bridge View is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday and for dinner only on Monday

Finalmente Trattoria (31 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow 914-909-4787), a new regional Italian restaurant, is headed by Donato Deserio, formerly of Il Cortile and Sign of the Dove in Manhattan. Entrées offered include rack of New Zealand lamb, chicken breast sautéed in a white wine lemon sauce, and pappardelle in a wild boar sauce ($15-$19; pastas $12-$16). A 15-seat back patio is scheduled to open in warmer weather. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday for dinner.

Opening soon (if not by press time): Bar Taco, a tequila bar and taco eatery from the owners of Barcelona, at 1 Willett Avenue in Port Chester (where Ebb Tide Seafood used to be); Birdsall House, a tavern serving American craft beers and local, sustainable cuisine, at 970 Main Street in Peekskill; Impulse Hibachi, the first downtown White Plains Japanese grill restaurant, at 315 Mamaroneck Avenue; The Karma Lounge, a martini lounge on Main Street in Ossining; La Piazza Wine Bar & Café on Main Street in White Plains; The Moderne Barn (a New American restaurant from the Livanos family, owners of City Limits Diners) at 430 Bedford Road in Armonk.



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