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Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

I don't want to suggest doing something questionable, but if you have a friend who is an Optimum customer, they can probably help you get access to the site.

Ramps

I was there on Sunday and their ramps did not look good at all. Dirty and wilted.

Has anyone been to the pop-up at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park?

Duck is fine for both of us, and in fact it's more appealing than the previous version of the menu. It's just the fish/shellfish that is an issue in the current menu. Given the number of courses, I'm guessing that if we just skip one dish each, it won't be that big of a deal, and I can always take more of the fish that my wife won't eat, and she can take the shellfish that I won't.

Has anyone been to the pop-up at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park?

Thanks. Are they flexible on the vegetarian/non-vegetarian menu, i.e., if I don't eat something on the regular menu can I get the vegetarian item instead, or do I have to stick with the entire veg/non-veg menu? The current menu (which I hope sticks around until they close) is actually pretty good for my wife and myself, I won't eat the shellfish, she won't eat the fish. Worst case I guess she just eats my fish and she eats my shellfish, since both are part of the same course.

Has anyone been to the pop-up at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park?

The name is Pangea. Has anyone been? They're closing on 7/1, I'm going to make a reservation in June.

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Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Yeah, my MIL would never have accepted not going on actual Mother's Day, either. But in our case, we weren't at all friendly with SIL's parents (and I had no interest in going to the overpriced buffet they had chosen) so it was best that we let them have Mother's Day together and take my MIL out the following week. That way she got a second meal out of it :-).

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Sadly, many places increase their prices on Mother's Day and force a price fixed meal on you. It's apparently the #1 holiday for dining in a restaurant, so they know they've got you.

When my mother-in-law was alive, we used to let my brother-in-law take her (and his wife's parents) to some overpriced buffet place on Mother's Day, and then we would take her someplace that we actually liked with their normal menu the following week. It worked out very well.

Ramen in Westchester?

Wow, that's a big expansion for Ramenesque, given their tiny size in Peekskill. Hope they succeed.

Mother's Day Brunch in or near Poughkeepsie with no buffet?

This thread just popped up when I was looking at another one and I wanted to mention that we're eating at Crave in Poughkeepsie tomorrow. They have a varied brunch menu and take reservations. And not a buffet.

I did just check Babycakes and their menu looks excellent, and probably cheaper than Crave with more selections.

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

I was at Colbeh in Roslyn for a party recently and wasn't impressed with the cooked dishes, which I thought were all overcooked (but maybe because they made it in bulk). The salads were good.

And they don't post their menu prices online, which really bothers me.

Late Lunch/Early Dinner relaxing nice restaurant lower Westchester

What time are you looking at? X2O has 5pm reservations for next Saturday. Might be pricier than you want. It meets your other criteria.

Late Lunch/Early Dinner relaxing nice restaurant lower Westchester

You have a view of the water when you park your car for MP Taverna. Just not once you get into the restaurant. That really shocked me when I ate there when it was "One". Maybe go to Red Hat for drinks and then MP for dinner?

Late Lunch/Early Dinner relaxing nice restaurant lower Westchester

Not a big fan of Red Hat for reasons I have discussed in an earlier thread. I would suggest sitting outside if you want a water view. Otherwise, half the table sits with their back to it.

Locations for late mothers day brunch in upper westchester or near hudson river south of peekskill

Update -- The Cookery is doing their normal menu on Sunday, contrary to what I had been told originally.

Locations for late mothers day brunch in upper westchester or near hudson river south of peekskill

Along those lines (ownership and town), Umami (also in Croton) is opening at noon on Sunday. They don't take reservations so there might be a wait depending on what time you get there. The price would match the requested range. Kids 10 and under eat free Sunday from 12-4 per their FB page.

The real issue is that it's Mother's Day and many places have inflated price fixed menus. Even The Cookery was apparently doing one, but I never figured out what the price was. Depending on the price, that would be a reasonable option for the OP.

We're going up to Crave in Poughkeepsie instead as they are doing their normal a la carte menu. Of course, that's further north than the OP asked about, but it's fine for me.

Ramps

I think I've seen them at Whole Foods. Never bought them.

Ramps

In what way were they superior? The ones I got at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago looked very much like the ones pictured above, which fresh dark greens. Less mud on the bulb end, however :-). I do recall that the greens on the ones I bought at Fairway last year didn't look as good.

I also recall that Fairway had priced them by the half or quarter pound, to try and hide the real price from people (or at least confuse them). BTW at Whole Foods, they have to be rung up as baby leeks because they don't have ramps in their produce code book.

Ramps

My son looked at some at Union Square last year (when looking for me) and as I recall it was 10 or so to a bunch.

Ramps

$14.99 a pound at Whole Foods in Danbury last week, and that's pretty cheap (last year they were around $25). Where can they be foraged in Westchester/Putnam? I recall reading a post last year (unrelated to food) where someone who lived in Mohegan Lake was complaining about wild onions -- I wouldn't be surprised if they were ramps and he didn't know about it).

Twisted Oak in Tarrytown - any comments?

Good to hear that they fixed their problems. Maybe one of these days they'll fix their website and get around to posting a menu.

Taking a day trip from NYC and looking for a unique or noteworthy lunch spot in the lower Hudson valley area.

So, where did you end up eating?

X2O Brunch for Bridal Shower

Yes, Restaurant X is also $45 now. It's a completely different meal than X2O, since the entire brunch is passed dishes. I'm not sure if they have a surcharge for a private party (which someone had mentioned above for X2O and passed dishes, I wasn't the first).

At X2O, you order 3 courses from the menu, and then they bring around 4 dishes (which the menu says changes, but it always seems to be mushroom ravioli, coconut shrimp, tuna roll and lamp chops).

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They get the same brand plants as Home Depot, I believe.

X2O Brunch for Bridal Shower

Their Sunday brunch is up to $45. If you want the passed items for a group booking, they charged an extra $10pp in the past (this may not be the current price). Add 20% tip and tax. We did a Sunday brunch graduation party for my kids a couple of years ago at X2O and it was really nice. We had around 40 people and they put us in the upstairs room, which was nicer than I expected since we had the whole room to ourselves and had a view north and south (just not right in front of the Hudson). Only caveat to being up there - the elevator does not go to that level, so you need to take the stairs, although they told me that they've carried people up the stairs who are unable to walk it.

Chows Caribbean Chicken, Ossining

Looks good, I'll have to try it!

Mothers Day Brunch suggestions beside X and X20-lower westchester

Neither X or X2O do their brunch on Mother's Day, so you'd need to find something else, anyway. From Opentable when you try to make a reservation at X -- "Come take your mother out for a special dinner at Restaurant X. We will be serving a 3 course meal for $70.00 per person from 1-7. Tax gratuity and beverage additional. ". For X2O, it's the same except "only" $65.

Peekskill Pub Food - The Branding Iron

I keep driving past that Jamaican place (at the exit for the Bear Mountain Parkway) and each time I saw that I have to try it. I think there are decent reviews on Yelp.

raasa indian in Elmsford NY

We ate there because I bought a Groupon. Mughal Palace is my usual spot, although I haven't been there in a while.

Peekskill Pub Food - The Branding Iron

I look forward to seeing your review.

raasa indian in Elmsford NY

That's odd.. I ate there with some co-workers late last year and they had a regular lunch buffet. They don't anymore? I went with 2 Indian friends and they seemed to think it was good.