by Patricia Brooks, New York Times
Source: Great Restaurants Magazine
In Westchester, there's the new and elegant NoMa Social restaurant & lounge in the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle. In a sophisticated setting, executive chef Bill Rosenberg weaves his magic in a Mediterranean menu, which includes such dishes as wood-fired pizzas, many small plates such as octopus diavolo, haloumi a la plancha, empanadas, meatlballs in tomato ragu, tuna tartare and jamon serrano. Add to these small plates entrees like risotto, paella Valenciana, and Farm eggs in Purgatory (on grilled bread). Chef Rosenberg's chesse plates are fabulous, with manchego, tetilla, pecorino tartufo and drunken goat among many others.
All the fervor and restaurant activities in both Fairfield and Westchester counties are strong indicators that 1) the economy is recovering and 2) dining out is a long-revered habit ingrained in residents of both counties. Long may such convivial habits continue.
-Patricia Brooks, New York Times, January 2013