Openings, Closings, Kitchen Changes, Food Events

In its new space, Myong Gourmet now offers full-service, sit-down dining.

The Greenwich, Connecticut-based cb5 Restaurant Group, which owns, manages, or has helped develop more than 150 eateries including Baang Cafe & Bar in Riverside, Connecticut, and Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in Greenwich, Connecticut, will open China White in Purchase (578 Anderson Hill Rd, 914-437-9700) in the space that once housed The Creek. The street foods of China (noodles, dumplings, buns), made with organic ingredients, will be the “modern, progressive Chinese” restaurant’s mainstay

JP’s Lounge, the casual alternative to the more formal dining room of the very elegant Le Château (1410 Rte 35, South Salem 914-533-6631), is now open. The menu, with most items under $20, features Hudson Valley duck terrine, baked Brie en croute, coconut shrimp with wasabi mayonnaise, and roasted vegetable ravioli. Le Château is planning to hold events in the space as well, such as cooking classes, wine classes, women’s luncheons, and ladies’ nights

Next door to his restaurant, Dolphin Restaurant Bar Lounge, Jimmy Rugova is opening Café Hudson (1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers), once home to Whiskey Rio. The upscale bar/café facing the Hudson River will offer gourmet tapas (Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs), panini, wraps (seafood salad, Tuscan), salads, and desserts (all menu items are $13 or less). In addition, specialty cocktails, craft beers, sangrias, wines, and marinated fruit shots will be offered. Live music (rock/top 40/dance) is planned for July

Café and caterer Myong Gourmet, née Myong Private Label Gourmet, has moved from 360 N Bedford Road to 487 Main Street in Mount Kisco (914-241-6333). Not only does the shop now have three times as much space, but it is offering sit-down dinners Monday through Saturday. Ryan Paonessa, who had cooked at Co. and Aureole in Manhattan, is the executive chef. On the menu: oxtail ragout with housemade pappardelle, Korean short ribs, Hudson Valley seared duck breast, and miso-marinated cod (mains range from $16 to $48). Luncheon waiter service and weekend brunch are planned as well

Thanks to extensive renovations, The PUB at Doral Arrowwood (975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook 914-939-5500) today sports a wrap-around bar, a rustic living room with fireplace, 15 high-def, flat-screen TVs, and a 538-gallon saltwater fish tank. The PUB has also reworked its spring menu, which includes black angus burger and chicken wings, and has expanded its cocktail offerings

A $38 Champagne Mother’s Day brunch is offered May 8 from 11 am to 3 pm at Bistro Z (DoubleTree Hotel, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown 914-524-6410). In addition to a raw bar, omelet and dessert stations, and soups and salads, featured entrées include New York strip loin, sesame ginger-glazed chicken breast, braised lamb, and potato-crusted snapper. Children under 8 can dine free; half-price for kids up to age 18

The Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (Three Renaissance Sq, White Plains 914-946-5500) has a new lineup of specialty themed nights from 6 to 8 pm daily (Fridays 7:30 to 9 pm), including build-your- own sliders on Monday, charcuterie and cheese on Tuesday, locavorian cooking on Wednesday, and organic fare/sustainable wines on Thursday

Does 30 percent off your entire check (including alcohol) sound like a sweet deal? Then sign up at VillageVines, the dining insider reservation service that has recently launched in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Among the growing list of participating area restaurants are: Crabtree’s Kittle House, Marc Charles Steakhouse, La Bocca Ristorante, Zitoune, Barcelona Wine Bar, Opus 465, and Coromandel. Enter the code “westchestermag” during the sign-up process when you make your first reservation and the $10 booking fee will be waived.




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