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Fall Dishes That “Squash” the Competition in Westchester

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Westchester restaurants adapt their menus to quell our cold-weather cravings. Here are the goods on the gourd offerings at six eateries.

Additional reporting by Mackenzie Tatananni

What characterizes the fall season better than squash? From hearty butternut to sugary delicata and mild spaghetti, squash features centrally on the autumn menus at a number of Westchester County restaurants. Here’s where to find the gourd stuff nearby.

Hudson Social

11 Station Plaza, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634

Hudson Social keeps squash simple. Enjoy the atmosphere at this reinvented circa 1889 train station with spectacular views of the Hudson while chowing down on roasted spaghetti squash, served throughout the week. The roasted squash gets plated over braised kale and topped with roasted wild mushrooms, shaved parmesan, and roasted garlic.

 

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Piccola Trattoria

41 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.674.8427

For a heartier meal, try the pappardelle con nocciole, which is one of this Italian eatery’s most popular dishes, and for good reason. The tender, house-made egg noodles are smothered in cream sauce and peppered throughout with roasted hazelnuts and chunks of butternut squash. The sauce may be delectable, but the squash provides a hint of sweetness that truly makes the dish a winner.

The Pureganic Cafe

46 Purchase St, Rye; 914.967.2332

Pureganic makes healthy living accessible for all through a variety of vegan, gluten-free, and kosher products. The eatery’s vegetable soup is made daily from fresh, in-season veggies, so a butternut squash option is to be expected in autumn. Most of all, the innovative “meatballs” are not to be missed. They are crafted from spaghetti squash and mushrooms, topped with house marinara, and always served warm and fresh.

 

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Tarry Tavern 

27 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.631.7227

This local gem boasts two squashthemed options for dinner. The first is a roasted stuffed delicata squash with red quinoa, lacinato kale, piquillo pepper, and port wine sauce. Now, it might be hard to pick between that and the seared Maine sea scallops with summer corn chowder, summer squash, and cherry tomatoes. We might have to order both!

tredici NORTH

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

Expect a hearty variety of modern Italian fare here, from pasta to parmigiano. However, it’s the mouthwatering pear salad that is a no-brainer. You’ll find it on the lunch menu; sliced pears and the star of the dish, fried delicata, are served over baby arugula and topped off with shaved red onion, pecorino cheese, and a truffle-honey vinaigrette.

tredici SOCIAL

104 Kraft Ave, Bronxville; 914.793.1313

Squash is a standout at this village staple. For dinner, try the ravioli zucca, which comes filled with pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potato, and ricotta, all topped with crumbled amaretti cookie and whiskey sugar brulee.

Related: Make This Roasted Butternut Squash With Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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