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New World Home Cooking, Saugerties

Daisy's | Sep 13, 2002 09:36 AM

Taking the advice offered on this board (see link) I went to New World Home Cooking Co. I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu. I had an hour to kill on the way to Woodstock and stopped in to have an appetizer or two at the bar to see what it was like, hoping to visit with my husband next month. It was just after they opened at 5 and the place was totally empty so I got a table. The menu looked so good that I decided to order more than I could possibly eat and take the rest home.

They had an early bird special until 6:30 that offered a price fixe menu for $15 with a choice of 5 appetizers, about a dozen entrees, and 3 desserts. I had a hard time deciding and went with selections that were vegetarian and unlike anything I had tried elsewhere.

The bocoditos de verdura appetizer was a beautiful presentation of samplings of salads alternating with cherry tomatoes, olives and a perfectly ripe sliced peach. The corn relish was fresh corn in a light dressing and delicately seasoned. Cucumber salad with onion was a little stronger and the warm onion salad had thick slices of grilled bermuda onion, they were soft and sweet with a little char on the edges. It was topped with a bruschetta with an olive salad and a fan of tiny bread sticks. It was delicious and the combination of flavors worked well together.

The entree was a blue corn fried seitan steak with a choice of their bbq sauces. I chose a chimmichurri sauce, it was a pesto like sauce with lemon and a sprinkling of tomatoes. The seitan was shaped like a steak and was crisp on the outside and very tender inside and served with brown rice, black beans, mashed butternut squash and grilled zucchini slices. Everything was cooked perfectly. The other entrees on the menu offered a wide range of vegetarian, fish, chicken, and beef and they have a childrens menu. It seems like a great place for large groups with something for everyone. The place filled up quickly after I was seated but the service was pleasant and efficient. I was too full(and late)to order from the dessert menu of bread pudding, sorbet, and ice cream.

I'm sure I will spend a long time with the menu before I can decide what to order next time. Thanks for the Chowhound advice.

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