Wine Tasting in Port Chester


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Not every Italian restaurant needs baked ziti and eggplant parmigiana. At Zeppoleme, the chefs strive to create a hybrid, bistro-style setting that combines elements of a wine bar, a coffee house, and a trattoria underneath the same roof. Instead of designing a menu that incorporates dishes from every corner of the Italian peninsula, the chefs choose to present diners with a curated collection of dishes that is intended to spotlight the potential of a handful of items prepared with hand-crafted care, as well as the occasional modern touch. Befitting its name, zeppole—Italian-style donuts—appear prominently on Zeppoleme's menu. The list includes the time-honored version so often seen in the kitchens of Italian homes and on the streets during the annual Feast of St. Joseph; however, the chefs also create their own version by folding ricotta into the dough, making the pastry lighter and fluffier than their traditional counterparts. As many as six different dipping sauces, including vanilla cream, Nutella, and lemon glaze, can accompany these zeppole for dessert. For a more savory take on the treat though, Zeppoleme also offers another modern innovation: appetizer-sized versions stuffed with hearty fillings, such as bacon, chives, and provolone. Although the zeppole appear prominently on the menu and even attracted the attention of Food Network personality Giada de Laurentiis, the selection also features a number of heartier gourmet options. Butter-pressed panini include everything from spicy eggplant and goat cheese to broccoli rabe and beef short ribs that braise for a full 24 hours. Even the salads put on upscale spin on the expected, as evidenced by the classic caesar made with kale instead of standard iceberg filler. Stopping in for a quick bite or a meal is always an option, although Zeppoleme also caters to the whims of passersby seeking a drink and an opportunity to lounge for a bit in a relaxed setting. Baristas make specialty espresso drinks while exclusively using beans from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and the bartenders keep spirits high full by pouring fresh glasses of wine straight from the taps. Even with its gourmet bistro spirit and festively vibrant decor, Zeppoleme never manages to lose "the friendly, drop-in culture that thrives here," according to the New York Times.
321 N Main St.
Port Chester,
NY
US
La Panetière's elegant cuisine works its way into not only the stomachs but the hearts of those who dine within the restaurant's cozy French-countryside embrace. Tucked inside a 200-year-old building, the "hushed dining room," as it was described by the New York Times, is home to "artistically arranged dishes" straight from the brain of owner Jacques Loupiac. The AAA Four Diamond Award–winning restaurant changes its menus frequently, but consistently remixes French culinary staples with seafood, beef, and vegetables grown in the United States. Complemented by pours from vintages drawn out of its historic cellar, seasonal dishes may highlight sautéed Maine lobster with minty zucchini and white gazpacho or sophisticated accents of foie gras and escargots. It's La Panetière's unwavering devotion to refinement that makes it a destination for romance and celebration, as well as a proud recipient of the Best French Restaurant award, as voted by the people who read and make origami dragons out of Westchester Magazine. The eatery also boasts high Zagat ratings—food, decor, and service are all in the “extraordinary to perfection" category.
530 Milton Rd
Rye,
NY
US
Father-son restaurateurs Pasquale and Francesco Coli chose the name Massa' Italian Kitchen & Bar as a tribute to the southern Italian farmhouses, known as “masserias,” that line the countryside of their native Puglia, located on the heel of Italy. Their passion for the rustic, Old-World charm of Puglia permeates the kitchen, where chefs hand form pastas, chop local farm vegetables, and assemble housemade sausages. As a nod to Puglia's centuries-old maritime traditions, they also seek out fresh shipments of fish and seafood every day. Before diners embark on a gustatory expedition to Italy, servers suggest wine pairings from a list of more than 100 bottles, and bartenders mix signature cocktails with vodkas they infuse with vibrant fruits. Today the restaurant continues to embrace its rustic roots, catering to diners and families who appreciate classic Italian cuisine and healthy portion sizes. The easy, dining-room evokes the feel of a rural cottage with its exposed-stone walls, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and woodwork, which was constructed out of materials salvaged from century-old New England barns to created a relaxed dining experience. At each table, Old-World crafted entrees steam atop white plates, while families and friends breezily chatter amid the homey ambiance to the split-level dining room and wine bar.
2 Weaver St
Scarsdale,
NY
US
Trendy oenophiles will adore the edgy decor and deep wine list at Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar. It s best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as low-fat is not featured on the menu here. A fine selection of domestic and imported wines is also available. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar. Come order a flavorful feast at Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar, and sit outside if it's nice! You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the bar can get noisy. Be sure to call for a reservation if the bar is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar, known for its laid-back ambience. The bar also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar to your next party or event. You can also grab your grub to go. Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is a local eatery that serves up free parking. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar. At Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
222 Summer St
Stamford,
CT
US
The Gnarly Vine doesn't have any trouble winning visitors' affections, perhaps owing to its romantic atmosphere, as described by Westchester Magazine, or perhaps because of its abundance of wine. Westchester Magazine ranked the relaxed venue as one of the best bars in Westchester and also named it the Best Chill Bar Spot in 2009. Featuring a menu of seasonal small plates and a wine list that rattles off more than a hundred vintages by the bottle, The Gnarly Vine inspires the sharing of dishes, toasts, and fire-safety reminders across candle-lit tables.
501 Main St
New Rochelle,
NY
US
Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar puts a fresh spin on traditional Italian cuisine. Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar serves up a wide variety of menu items, including tasty gluten-free eats. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar won't disappoint. Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar helping you out. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar can also cater your next party; call today for details. Homebodies can take advantage of Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar's delivery and take-out options. Street, garage and valet parking options are located near Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar. Meals at Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar usually set you back about $30 per diner. Posto 22 Restaurant & Wine Bar offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
22 Division St
New Rochelle,
NY
US
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