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White Plains YMCA Culinary Experience

Posted in White Plains YMCA Culinary Experience on January 18, 2011 by jaydel818

On January 18, 2011, my husband participated in the White Plains YMCA 3rd annual Culinary Experience at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to benefit the YMCA’s Scholarship Assistance Program.  Several White Plains restaurants supported the event with delicious foods paired with wines by Zachy’s Wine and Liquor.  Nirvana Spring Water also sponsored the event. These local restaurants supported a great cause, so please show them your love! 🙂

Tony, Jack, and Rich

My husband prepared 4-alarm chili with beef, lamb, pork, veal, serrano peppers, habaneros, and jalapenos (I had the mess in my kitchen to prove it!) at the White Plains Fire Department table.  His colleague, Tony, prepared a milder 2-alarm chili with cubed steak, sausage, and sweet peppers.  [At this point, my husband is standing over my shoulder, telling me how important it is to mention that “everybody ate our chili and there was none left at the end of the night.”]

 

LA PROVENCE

Chicken pot pie with white wine sauce in puff pastry

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ROYAL PALACE FINE INDIAN

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MILONGA WINE & TAPAS

Chicken and beef skewers, mini empanadas, duck wrap with chorizo and fig

 

LA BOCCA RISTORANTE

Oven roasted porketta Roman style with trofie pasta in wild boar ragu

Owner and host Tony Spiritoso making me an exceptionally generous plate of trofie pasta in cinghale ragu

 

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

Sliced tenderloin on finger rolls with horseradish sauce

 

GERVASI’S

Stuffed portobello mushrooms with Italian sweet sausage topped with gorgonzola

 

HUDSON GRILLE

Crab cake with mango salsa, greens, crispy onion, and chipotle aioli

 

ECLISSE MEDITERRANEO CUCINA

Salad with beets and feta [not pictured: Cornish hen with saffron basmati rice, grilled vegetables and tabouleh salad]

 

GRAZIELLA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

 

BLUE

Smoked salmon over crispy lotus root with truffle aioli [not pictured: signature fire cracker spring rolls]

 

97 LAKE STREET SPORTS CAFE & RESTAURANT

Pulled pork sliders

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MULINO’S

Penne pasta flambe

 

THE MELTING POT

Dark chocolate with Chambord and pure milk chocolate with strawberries, pound cake, and brownies

 

 

EMMA’S ALE HOUSE

Krispy Kreme bread pudding

 

P.F. CHANG’S

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LEGAL SEAFOODS

New England clam chowder

 

 

NOT PICTURED:

City Limits Diner- steamed crab dumplings with Thai soy sauce + assorted cookies

Crowne Plaza Hotel- pork loin with roast pepper jalapeno cornbread stuffing

Johnny Gelato- stracciatella (chocolate chip) and triple chocolate gelati