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Patria - Port Chester, NY

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Patria - Port Chester, NY

LisaM | Jan 16, 2006 10:40 AM

Had a good meal there the other night. We wandered up North Main Street, looking for a bite before a movie at the (gargantuan) multiplex. It looked warm and inviting from the street, so we went in.

Our charming Uruguayan waiter, Luis, described the cuisine as Peruvian and Spanish. The place has apparently been open for 3-4 months. The menu is fairly extensive, and for this first visit, we decided to stick with tapas.

It turns out, most everything was really good! We had shrimp in garlic sauce, which came to the table sizzling and delicious, the oil in which they were cooked spiked w/hot peppers. Canelone came stuffed w/meat (seasoned ground veal, I believe) and covered w/bechamel. That was great comfort food. A shrimp and avocado salad came with tiny shrimp in a creamy, tomato-y dressing flavored w/cilantro. My only gripe was that it was a bit short on shrimp. A cold dish of roasted pequillo peppers came stuffed w/salmon mousse and goat cheese, w/chopped green olives on top, drizzled w/olive oil. We also ordered a cheese plate, which consisted of manchego and a few others. Most were fairly bland, which was a little disappointing, but the other sharp flavors in the meal made for a good contrast.

I had a glass of Spanish tempranillo ($8), one of 2 on the menu (sorry, I don't recall which one). I noticed after I'd ordered that they had a Peruvian red by the glass for $5, which I'd like to try next time.
Patria
35 1/2 North Main Street

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