I had a couple great meals this week, and I figured I'd
share the stories with you.
Goldie's in Tarrytown has been on my list of places to
try for some time, based on good reviews in the Times
and Zagat. It lived up to its 20 rating.
They describe themselves as "Fresh Market" cuisine.
Zagat calls them "New American". It's pretty accurate.
We had excellent confit of duck with pleasantly lumpy
garlic mashed potatos and red trout (aka salmon trout)
with a cream & leek sauce. Desserts included the best
mint chocolate chip ice cream imaginable -- it tasted
just like fresh mint -- and figs poached in red wine
with chocolate & vanilla sauces.
Their wine list is excellent, and their beer list is
good. It already includes Brooklyn Black Chocolate
Stout, but the tap selection was one-dimensional. I
put on my NYC Beer Guide hat and chatted with the
sommeliere, who is interested in improving her beer
With appetizers, wine, and dessert, the bill was about
$40 per person. I didn't notice if they serve lunch,
but their river view would make it a very nice place to
have lunch if they do.