Chef Q&A: Cooper’s Mill’s Iain Falconer

Sitting down with the Tarrytown restaurant’s head chef

Cooper’s Mill

670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown

Five Items in My Home Refrigerator…V8, cheese, beer, salad, hot sauce.

Dish I Do the Best…Any dish with game meat, e.g, pigeon, venison, hare. 

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Culinary Hero…Anthony Bourdain. He’s creative and a rebel.

If Not a Chef, I’d Be a…landscape gardener. I love being outdoors.

Last Book Read…The Cat in the Hat to my son.

I Never Eat…Brussels sprouts. It’s the Devil’s veg.

Favorite Place to Dine Out…Brasserie Les Halles on Park Avenue in New York City.

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I Hate it When a Diner at My Restaurant…orders a steak well done.

Favorite TV Show…The Good Wife.

Show I’d Like to Be On…The Amazing Race; see the world doing crazy stuff.

The Strangest Request From a Diner…To cook the trout that he had just caught.

Shoes I Wear in the Kitchen are…smelly.

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The Worst Incident That Occurred in the Restaurant Was…being flooded due to a rainstorm. Customers were given umbrellas.

Favorite Late-Night Snack…Rice cake with peanut butter and hot sauce. 

Culinary School Can’t Teach…how to swear properly.

My Favorite Cookbook…Fergus Henderson’s The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating.

Most Famous Person I Ever Cooked For…Princess Margaret.

Best Thing About Cooking in Westchester…great local produce.

Best Thing About Living in Westchester…fresh air and state parks.

Three People (Living or Dead) I Would Invite to a Dinner Party…Joey Ramone, Anthony Bourdain, Sid Vicious.

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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