Just returned from my birthday dinner at Zephs'-- we haven't been in two years, and I could kick myself for waiting so long to return. This place really is special. The food is perfectly attuned to the seasons in terms of ingredients and preparations.
For an appetizer, I had a feta and roasted eggplant phyllo pie, which was incredible. My boyfriend had spiced lamb fritters (listed as kefte on the menu) which were served with some veggies. Also, all entrees are served with a small salad, which helps with the timing of the meal in terms of giving you a little time to digest. Several types of warm bread are also served.
For an entree, I had the duck confit, which was just incredible. The skin was crispy but the delicious fat made it melt in your mouth and it was beautifully flavored. It was served with a tart chutney, shredded potato "pie," and broccoli. My bf had the Slovenian style pork, which was served on a bed of sauerkraut, and accompanied by brussels sprouts, celery root, and other veggies, along with homemade, toothsome spaetzle.
For dessert, we shared the triple coconut cream pie, rich, creamy, with a cloud of whipped cream, a perfect ending to the meal.
Our only complaint is one that only fellow CHs can help with, and that is the fact that it was almost empty and thus really really quiet. Two other couples eventually came in for dinner. The waiter (who my bf remembers as being the same as our last visit 2 years ago) is excellent, and Mr. Zeph himself is there greeting and chatting, and his wife is in the kitchen. The food is really remarkable, which we especially appreciated on such on a dreary wintry night.
638 Central Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566