Best of Westchester Top 5 Tables 2013

Events, My Dudes

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Westcheddar correspondent Billy Henderson was back on the scene at this year’s annual Best of Westchester party, hosted by Westchester Magazine. It’s the party of the summer in the 914, and as always, Billy blessed us with his Top 5 Tables at the event….

It’s that time of year again. The Best of Westchester Party  2013 popped off Wednesday night.  Bill Murray, great weather, fake asses (goddamn) and my cousin Lars all made an appearance. I was half drunk on the 6 train when I wrote this Top 5, sitting next to a Bronx State escapee and a teenage girl who was convinced that everyone on the train wanted to hear Chris Brown mad early in the morning. Me, I was turning up the Willie Hutch. Let’s get into it.

1. X2O

71 Water Grant Street

Yonkers, NY 10701

www.xaviars.com

914.965.1111

For years Chef Peter Kelly walked around like he ran the BOW party. This year he proved it. Not only did he bring Bill Murray and his new vodka line, he had the best dish there. A Thai marinated grilled shrimp with fresh watermelon, kafir lime, toasted cumin and goat cheese. It read and looked confusing. I’m still wondering why it tasted so fucking delicious. God bless Chef.

2. Mt. Kisco Seafood

477 Lexington Avenue

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

www.mtkiscoseafood.com

914.241.3113

These guys show up every year. All shucking and no jiving. 1600 Oysters from B.C. and Strong Island. Simple yet perfect.

3. The Tarry Lodge

18 Mill Street

Port Chester, NY 10573

914.939.3111

www.tarrylodge.com

First time appearance for this place. They had mortadella profiteroles and a crostini of corn purée and crumbled pancetta. Slammin’.

4. The Cookery

39 Chestnut Street

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

www.thecookeryrestaurant.com

914.305.2336

Chef Dave was in the house again this year with the best meatball in the county. Simple, delicate, delicious, and square.

5. Haymount House

25 Studio Hill Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

www.HaymountHouseNY.com

914.502.0080

This place had a few things but their gazpacho with pikachoo crab hit the spot. Cold. Smooth. Crab. Winning combination.

That’s the fuckin’ list. Shouts to Uncle Ralph for another great party, Slovenia vodka, Bill Murray, Westchester MILFs, Chef Bronsolino, and Lars. Stanley Ipcus and Westcheddar…… you already know. See ya next year.

Thanks for another epic recap, Billy! Gotta get babysitters for next year’s party. Been too long since I was in attendance. Peace to Lawyer Mike. One.

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