This is not the start of a joke, but what do you get when Chef Michael White, and the Altamarea Group, partner with actor and Bedford Post Inn owner, Richard Gere? Campagna. My new absolute, hands down favorite place to dine in Westchester, New York.
The setting is beautiful and peaceful, and the food and drink are spectacular! My cocktails - one before dinner and one during (and I was not driving) - were also flavorful, custom creations of the bartender. My friend enjoyed his appropriately named cocktail: Pretty Woman (get it?)
I need to tell you this is NOT a vegan restaurant, but everyone was so accommodating! While my other guests enjoyed an heirloom tomato tart with stracciatella, mine was a stunning plate of toasty, warm tomatoes with carmelized onions. I had warm olives, with a bit of spicy heat, and got the manchego cheese on the side for everyone else. For my entree, while they would have made me a custom pasta, I had the outrageously crispy potatoes with capers and variety of cooked summer squash. Other menu items include lots of grilled meats and fish, a variety of homemade pastas, and other creative definitely not plant-based dishes for the carnivores or pescetarians who may be dining with you.
If you live in or near Northern Westchester, this needs to be your new dining destination. We were there on such a lovely summer night, that we got to dine al fresco. If you get there before the snow finds its way back to the East Coast, maybe you can too! If you have even more time, the Inn itself is a wonderful escape...it is definitely worth investigating for a weekend away.