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A New American hotspot at a coworking space, an exciting addition at Dubrovnik, and more foodie happenings hit the county.
Ruby & Bella’s (265 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich; 475.272.8680) has debuted in hybrid coworking space SaksWorks. The New American menu by Executive Chef Jason Leckey includes dishes such as wild-caught salmon with lemony sautéed spinach, a lobster club sandwich, and a Pat LaFrieda burger with smoked onion aioli. For dessert: chocolate pot de créme and carrot cake.
Srećko Žarák has joined Ivan Ljubicic in the kitchen as co-chef at Dubrovnik Restaurant (721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637.3777). The Croatian-born Žarák has experience as an executive chef in countries such as Croatia, Germany, and Switzerland. The chef duo has collaborated on new dishes: a Mediterranean salad with fresh figs, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, and goat cheese; house-made butternut squash soup, house-made butternut squash ravioli with pršut (a dry-cured ham) and cognac sauce; octopus ragout with Croatian fuzi pasta; and pljukanci (hand-rolled Croatian pasta) in jumbo shrimp sauce with Istrian black truﬄes.
Chef Thomas Burke, previously the executive chef for the Charlie Palmer Collective and onetime chef de cuisine at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish, is heading the kitchen at the recently reopened La Crémaillère (46 Bedford-Banksville Rd, Bedford; 914.234.9647). Expect fine French dishes, such as smoked salmon rillette; braised veal cheek with herb and ricotta gnocchi; Dover sole a la meunière in a caper-brown butter emulsion; Long Island duck breast à l’orange; and Niman Ranch Prime filet mignon.
The first county location of sweetgreen (Vernon Hills Shopping Center, 696 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale; 914.350.3100) has debuted. The fast-casual salad-and-grain-bowl restaurant chain uses ingredients such as cage-free and certified organic eggs and locally sourced greens.
Milk bubble teas, fresh-fruit milks and teas, milk-foam teas, and other specialty drinks are on offer at The Whale Tea (148A Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.380.8759) This is the 11th location for the predominantly Northeast mini-chain, including four in Fairfield County.