Centrally located in Rye Brook, Hilton Westchester is convenient to Blum Center for Health and Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens. This hotel is within close proximity of Manhattanville College and Neuberger Museum of Art.
Make yourself at home in one of the 447 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. 42-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and technology support staff. Planning an event in Rye Brook? This hotel has 34000 square feet (3159 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free parking is available onsite.
When you stay at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, you'll be in the historical district and convenient to Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens and Purchase College. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Neuberger Museum of Art and Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.
Make yourself at home in one of the 373 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Practice your swing on the golf course and enjoy other recreational amenities, such as a golf course and a nightclub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Rye Brook? This hotel has 38000 square feet (3420 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
There's no better place to stock up on your grocery necessities than La Colmenita Grocery in Port Chester, a highly rated grocery store.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
La Colmenita Grocery serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
La Colmenita Grocery serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at La Colmenita Grocery.
Here you can find a wide range of meats, such as chicken and beef, at a price you just can't pass up.
Whether you are new to the world of cooking or consider yourself a home cook, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Need something quick for lunch or dinner? Stop by La Colmenita Grocery and pick up a sandwich for the road.
La Colmenita Grocery understands what it's like having no time at all. That's why they make sure they're well stocked with the canned foods that help save you time.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at La Colmenita Grocery.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from La Colmenita Grocery and cure your hunger pains.
If you prefer to commute by car, take advantage of the many parking options in the area.
If cooking up a storm is something you enjoy, remember to stop at La Colmenita Grocery for the freshest groceries in town.
Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things' cheesy goodness cannot be beat — this mellow establishment has perfected the art of pizza.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this pizzeria has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things.
Can't get enough of Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
We're nicer than our competitors. We have free parking in our own lot at no charge to you.
For those who travel by bike, Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things offers bike racks for diners.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things has your back!
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Clino's Pizza Pasta and Things?
Dive into a Mexican fiesta at Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant, a casual Mexican restaurant.
At Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant, you can enjoy healthy and flavorful menu items.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant — it's strictly casual.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant for catering.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Score a close parking spot at Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant.
At Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Meals at Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
So head to Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant for some tasty Mexican fare.
So break out of your normal dining routine and head over to Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant for some flavorful Mexican fare.
Ingredients from all over Asia come together at Euro Asian Bistro in Port Chester, an Asian-fusion spot serving mouthwatering dishes.
Kick back, relax and watch the game on Euro Asian Bistro's TV.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this bar has kid-friendly food and seating.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. Euro Asian Bistro makes it easy for big groups.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Euro Asian Bistro and order great food.
Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Euro Asian Bistro.
The bar takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Euro Asian Bistro's business casual code.
This bar accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Euro Asian Bistro as well.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Euro Asian Bistro offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Euro Asian Bistro is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Euro Asian Bistro accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Euro Asian Bistro puts a spin on traditional Asian cuisine that's worth checking out, so make sure to make your way to the table.
If you're craving quality food (and great energy to boot), just know that Euro Asian Bistro's Asian fusion fare is sure to hit the spot.
As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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A dainty sweet-potato bourbon cake (seen above). A deconstructed cheesecake topped with a sphere of fruit purée. A crème brûlée decorated with delicate, edible flowers. Ceviche plated to look more like a frothy cocktail than a bite of raw fish. These are just a few of the dishes that Chef Roque Heidler has conceptualized, plated, and posted to Instagram over the years.
Jump to his five tips for food photography.
This Tulsa chef is a bit of a Renaissance man. First and foremost, he works at The Chalkboard, an elegant New American restaurant where he does triple-duty as chef de cuisine, pastry chef, and resident plating expert. There, he quickly earned a reputation for his immaculate desserts, which helped him win the Sweets category in the first annual Taste of Groupon Awards. But that’s just his day job.
Over the years, Chef Heidler’s explored all sorts of facets of the art world. He experimented with street art in his youth, and, early on in his career, he took a two-year hiatus from the food industry to work as a tattoo artist. Today, he’s using those art skills to create the stunning desserts that first caught our attention.
We had the chance to chat with Chef Heidler after he won his award recently. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.
Turning dining into an adventure
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For Chef Heidler, cooking is all about balancing the familiar and the surprising. “I generally like to do a take on my childhood favorites,” he explained. He starts with these classic dishes and infuses them with “some sort of whimsy” while maintaining their approachability.
Frequently, that whimsy he talks about comes in the form of some sort of sneaky molecular-gastronomy trick, be it dessert gels made with agar or fruit purées transformed into delicate spheres that crack open with the whack of a spoon. Or, consider his take on chocolate pie:
“I got ahold of some methylcellulose and I did this crazy, crazy mad-scientist chocolate pie … that had this strawberry-buttermilk foam and this methylcellulose chocolate filling. [The filling] would be liquid at 70 degrees, but once you heated it up to 140, it would turn into that custard state.” The resulting dessert balanced different temperatures, textures, and flavors—subverting the diners’ expectations about what a classic chocolate pie could be.
How his unique background inspires his food
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An artistic eye pervades everything Roque Heidler does. Though it’s been years since he did any street art or worked in a tattoo parlor, those experiences still give him a unique outlook on food: “I’ll look at flavors sometimes as colors, if that makes any sense. And I plate them out like that. Sometimes I’ll base a whole dish on a color and search for those flavors that go with it,” he said.
But over the years, he’s learned to let the flavors shine as much as the aesthetics. “Like, I mean, if you dig back a little deeper in [my career] ... you’ll see more of that really, really modernistic art on the plate, and I’ve dialed back from that a lot. I kind of learned, you know, you’ve gotta plate to the crowd.”
Working under the constraints of a traditional Lebanese restaurant helped him strike the right balance even more. “I just would take their classic flavors and would try to just distribute it out in that street-art form, like, layers and different takes and elevating it with different textures. But working under that [chef] taught me a lot about not detracting from the flavors so much that you couldn’t tell where it was from.”
Plating food like a pro
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Now that he’s traded in no-frills Lebanese cuisine for fine dining at The Chalkboard, Chef Heidler has a lot more room to experiment with his food’s presentation. But even though he knows that many of his diners will rush to snap and post photos of these beautiful plates, he tries not to let that Instagram culture shape what he does too much.
“I don’t think about 6 o’clock. I don’t think about any sort of clockwise on a plate. I more or less look for that overall balance from a bird’s eye view,” he said. That’s because when a plate is placed in front of a diner, that’s the first perspective they get. And this first impression is important—even if the guest immediately drops down to plate level to snap that perfect piece of food-porn photography.
They say that you eat with your eyes first, so moments like these are vital to a restaurant’s success. But last impressions are just as important as first ones at The Chalkboard. “I love doing the plate ups on desserts because it’s gonna be the last thing that sticks in your mind when you leave,” Chef Heidler said.
Five tips for improving your food photography
When his knack for plating, arts background, and love of Instagram, Chef Heidler is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to food photography. That’s why we took the opportunity to ask him for some of his best tips.
1. Find the best lighting.
Natural light is your friend.
2. Shoot on neutral backgrounds.
Chef Heidler works on gray tables at The Chalkboard, but he recommends photographing your own food on “anything black or white—that’s always going to give another element to your photo.”
3. Combine different textures.
Varying textures form the most interesting compositions. “Try to provide three different textures, be it a purée, be it a frozen element, be it something crunchy. ... That’s what’s going to give you that depth in your dish.”
4. Add some acid to boost the colors.
This is especially true if you’re photographing a dish you cooked yourself. “[Acid] will give you those bright, vibrant colors everybody tries to achieve,” he suggests. This usually means adding lemon juice or white vinegar to a dish to bring out its natural green, purples, or reds.
5. Try different angles.
He explains, “Take a step around, even if it’s like, I don’t know, 6 inches from where you were just at. You might capture a cooler way.”
Don’t roll up to the bar trying to stump Brandon Phillips. Brandon knows his cocktails. And he likes a challenge. As the bar director at Chicago’s The Duck Inn, he’s had more than a few. As he told us:
A neighborhood guest was positive I couldn’t make him an old-fashioned that tasted like a prime-rib dinner. A little beef bouillon, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, rum, and voilà, the Prime Rib Old-Fashioned was born.
In the video below, hear more on craft, cocktail culture, and good old-fashioned hospitality directly from Brandon, the winner in our inaugural Taste of Groupon Awards for the The Drink Award for the Advancement of Potent Potables.