Sunday, February 06, 2011

Red Hat on the River

Last weekend, my aunt and uncle and one of my cousins came up to have dinner and check out our "new" (it is new since that last time they were over anyway) kitchen. So we decided to have dinner at Red Hat on the River, a cute little French place over in Irvington and then come back here for desert. We had heard about the place from our neighbors, who recommended it pretty highly, and they turned out to be right.

Red Hat was a lot of fun, very good food, a limited but excellent drink selection and a very pleasant wait staff. The restaurant itself was a bit difficult to find, at least for us, because it is kind of hidden in an old factory building. They say it is right under the large smokestack, but in the dark, the smokestack being large does not help its visibility (at least this was our experience). I think that the best dish was my own, a luscious pork chop from Snake River Farms
fbut Aviva's mussels and my uncles duck were also delicious. The goat cheese gnocchi and crab cakes we had as appetizers were pretty good too, and the stiff glass of WhistlePig Rye whiskey I had to wash it down was excellent.

After dinner, we came back to our place and ate some of the fabulous toffee blondies Aviva made, as well as some of the assortment of delicious treats my aunt and uncle brought up from Long Island City. Another great night in Westchester.

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