Music venue and gourmet-small-plates eatery Sixty5 on Main (65 Main St, Nyack 845-358-5200) is now open. Chef Moshe Grundman, previously at Oceana in Midtown, serves a selection of international shareable plates, such as octopus carpaccio, Moroccan-spiced short-rib fritters, tuna crudo, and crispy cauliflower in an apricot tahini sauce. Chef Choya Hodge, who has worked under celeb-chef Gordon Ramsey, crafts urbane desserts—think mascarpone cheesecake and a mango parfait with coconut gelato and pineapple passion fruit yogurt. A 30-seat patio affords Hudson River views; musicians perform (mostly jazz and blues) Fri and Sat evenings in the 250-plus, multiroom space.
Nonprofit Hudson River advocacy group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has banded together with the Culinary Institute of America and five Hudson Valley chefs to launch Chefs for Clearwater, a partnership committed to increasing awareness of sustainability and food ethics, and how they relate to the Hudson Valley watershed. The chefs involved include Terrance Brennan of Brennan Group Hospitality, Peter X. Kelly of Xaviars Restaurant Group, John Lekic of Le Express Bistro in Poughkeepsie, Gianni Scappin of Market Street Restaurant in Rhinebeck and Cucina in Woodstock, and Melissa Walnock of the CIA’s Apple Pie Bakery Café.
Winston (130 Main St, Mount Kisco 914-244-9780) has introduced its fall menu, which includes dishes such as butternut squash salad (roasted squash, beets, frisée, Brussels sprouts, and sunflower-seed purée) and pan-seared diver scallops with roasted cauliflower and chili peppers. The New American restaurant is also starting a Jazz Series October 5th and every following Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm.
Set to have opened by this month is The Dog Den (Main St at Bronx St, White Plains 914-434-0445), a hot-dog stand across from the Metro-North station serving all-beef dogs with more than 50 topping combos; also expected this month is Boro6 Wine Bar (549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson).
Pure Mountain Olive Oil (11 N Broadway, Tarrytown) has closed; nearby Mint Premium Foods (19 Main St, Tarrytown 914-703-6511) however has started selling artisan oils (Tuscan, basil, lemon) and vinegars (Modena, raspberry, strawberry) for $12 (375ml).