Summer's Fall

Summer’s Fall

Summer's Fall Just when you think crisp fall days and cooler nights are upon us, that last dose of hot and humid summer air returns. What’s a person to do? Maybe combine the best of summer and fall in your cocktail… Dr. ElixirDownload & Printhttps://connecttomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/P2070714-copy-225x300.jpg Ingredients Serves: Two 1 ounce pear brandy 1 ounce apple brandy 1 ounce apple cider ...
Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Photography by Justin Negard On a hot summer day, I find classic tropical drinks very refreshing, and a Mai Tai is one of my favorites. This version is only slightly different from the standard recipe as I’ve added pineapple liqueur to the mix.  To elevate the drink from “poolside bar” to “cocktail worth bragging about,” focus on your ingredients – ...
Lobster Rolls

Lobster Rolls

Yields: 10 Rolls Ingredients For the lobster: 2 ½ lbs. fresh cooked lobster meat Juice of one lemon 1 – 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise  2 ½ stalks chopped celery  Salt Pepper For the buns: 10 New England brioche rolls ½  stick butter, room temperature Directions Chop the lobster meat.   Combine lobster with lemon juice in a large bowl.  Add the ...
King Kone

King Kone

By Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard  If you live in Northern Westchester, odds are good that you’ve been to King Kone at least once. In fact, odds are also good that between April and October, the person you Venmo the most is Deb Hopkins. Yeah, that’s us, too.   King Kone began in 1953 when a local family opened a ...
Blueberry Sour

Blueberry Sour

Blueberry Sour Last year, I began making my own liqueurs. I’ve made blood orange, cherry, watermelon, lavender and blueberry. They’re simple to make and taste much better than the store-bought version. I’m on my second batch of blueberry liqueur, and this drink is one of my favorites.Download & Printhttps://connecttomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Blueberry-sour.jpg Ingredients Serves: Two 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice 4 oz ...
The Boro

The Boro

Imagine, if you will, your perfect coffee shop. Does it include floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor seating, the option for breakfast or lunch along with coffee, beer or wine (because we all have those days), and maybe even some yoga? Yeah, that’s what we imagine, too. So starting in March, you’ll find us holding meetings and catching up with friends ...
Confit of Lamb Shoulder

Confit of Lamb Shoulder

Serves 2-3 people Ingredients lamb shoulder (2 to 3 lbs.) 2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. butter 4 shallots, chopped 8 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 Tbsp. tomato paste 2 cups dry white wine 1 -14.5 ounce can San Marzano peeled and diced tomatoes 2 cups chicken stock 1 bouquet ...
Classic French Cuisine Comes to North Salem

Classic French Cuisine Comes to North Salem

In 2020, chef Andrea Calstier and his wife Elana Oliver were ready for their next move. Born and raised in Marseilles, France, the high school sweethearts were living the American dream. They’d moved to Manhattan in 2017 and opened their first restaurant a year later, when they were only 23 years old. Papilles was a 10-table restaurant in the East ...
LMNOP

LMNOP

Anne Mayhew wanted to learn how to bake “really good bread,” and with three kids under the age of four, it was an ambitious endeavor. She mastered sourdough while her kids slept, and soon her friends began asking to buy her loaves. From there, it snowballed, and she named her home bakery LMNOP Bakery, as in the letters of the ...