The Strawberry Cobbler

The Strawberry Cobbler

The Inn at Pound Ridge’s Millwood says he created this drink based on his girlfriend’s request for “something strawberry.” Serves two. 2 strawberries 1 oz. simple syrup 1 ½ oz. lemon juice 1 oz. aloe liquor ½ oz. blood orange liqueur 3 oz. white rum Place the strawberries and simple syrup in a shaker, then muddle the strawberries to a ...
Jayloma

Jayloma

Another popular drink during the spring/summer at Jay Street Café, this one focuses on one of the trendiest cocktail ingredients, mezcal. Serves two. 4 oz. mezcal 4 oz. grapefruit-flavored syrup 1 ½ oz. lime juice 4 whole sage leaves Tajín Clasico chili salt Club soda 2 lime wedges Add all ingredients to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake well ...
Hanukkah Themed Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Hanukkah Themed Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Looking for a fun, easy, Hanukkah-themed dessert that's a step up from your average gelt packet? You've found your match. These chocolate-covered Oreos are a perfect holiday recipe to make with kids and don't require too many ingredients or make a big mess. Plus, you can decorate the Oreos in any way you'd like, with your ...
White Christmas Margarita

White Christmas Margarita

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Mark Kramer, Copper Kitchen Studio Chappaqua mainstay Susan Lawrence has served the area for over 40 years. Founded by siblings Mark and Susan Kramer, Mark, who is still at the helm, says he honors his sister’s memory every holiday season by making their favorite/signature Buche de Noel, also known as a French yule log ...
Reindeer Cake

Reindeer Cake

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Justin Negard Cake design by Nikita Batra Head baker Rui Soares' first job at Sweet Delites was as a dishwasher. He worked his way up, and now he and his wife, Jill, own the bakery.   “We love the holidays,” says Jill. “When we bake during the holiday season, we blast holiday music in the ...
Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Justin Negard Another husband-and-wife team, British pond skippers Jason and Dawn Bowman, started a home baking business in January 2020. With help from Pound Ridge neighbor Booksy, they were able to sell their pastries, cookies and bread curbside during lockdown.  “We promised loyal customers we would get them through the pandemic, one pastry at ...
Christmas Tree Cake

Christmas Tree Cake

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Justin Negard Hayfields Market in North Salem is a farm-stand-turned-gourmet-emporium offering meals and baked goods. Ronny Torres has served as the pastry chef since they opened eight years ago. Their Christmas tree cake features layers of light sponge with Swiss pastry cream in between each layer and coating the outside.  “I recommend enjoying a ...
Dreidel cake pops

Dreidel cake pops

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Justin Negard Move aside sweet-yet-flavorless Hanukkah gelt that claims to be chocolate, there’s a new chocolate-based Hanukkah tradition in town, thanks to Sweet Delites in Somers. Meet the dreidel cake pops: they’re soft, moist and delicious. And it’s pretty simple to make as well.  All you need is a box of cake mix (or ...
Le Fontane

Le Fontane

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard When it comes to Italian food, Le Fontane owner Antonio Abbate knows what he’s talking about. Born and raised in Capri, Italy, Abbate worked in his relatives’ restaurants as a teen. And, in 1985, when a Capri-based restaurant company put out a call for staff to relocate to Bermuda, he jumped at ...