Category Archives: Westchester Palate

Make Mambo 64 your second home

Born into a family passionate about all things culinary, Arlen Gargagliano was raised believing “food is love.” Many travels overseas to Spanish-speaking countries expanded her palate and inspired her 20-year career as an ESL—English as a second language—teacher. In recent years, Gargagliano has transitioned into teaching cooking and writing. The published cookbook author has always […]

A taste of Croatia

The outdoor patio at Dubrovnik in New Rochelle feels more like your backyard than a restaurant, and that’s for the better. Unlike many congested eateries, tables here are far enough apart from one another to create a laid-back, comfortable environment. This setting is a perfect match for chef and owner Zeljko “Jerry” Tomic’s approach to […]

If you want to view paradise; Chocolations

You know you’re in for a treat as soon as you open the door at 607 E. Boston Post Road. Churning out about 50 pounds of chocolate daily on average, Chocolations turns passersby into customers with just a quick whiff of the homemade confections inside. The aroma alone captured my heart. Known across Westchester for […]

Palomino restaurant: A Larchmont favorite

Few chefs can boast a different eatery for each day of the week, but Palomino Restaurant in Larchmont is just one of Colombian-born Rafael Palomino’s seven restaurants throughout the northeast. It is hard to imagine juggling a couple of popular eateries—let alone seven—while simultaneously running a consulting company and a catering company as well, but […]