Let's go to the new Cooper's Mill Restaurant in the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on Sunday November 17th starting at 5pm, to participate in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. We'll enjoy a three course meal for $29.95 plus drinks, tip, and tax.
Led by General Manager Thomas Szymanowicz and Chef Iain S. Falconer, Cooper’s Mill brings food from farm to fork in a unique and social setting. They use locally and regionally grown and sourced ingredients as the cornerstone of their cooking. Cooper’s Mill combines rustic authenticity with sleek industrial design to create a unique, modern dining experience.
Reclaimed barn wood has been used to create a natural ambiance and feel, a nod to the region’s proud agricultural history. The restaurant features hand-crafted booths and table tops fashioned from barn wood, and private dining areas are separated by custom-made sliding barn doors. Open dining spaces allow for a social setting.
The bar area is lively and local. Stocked with craft beers from local area breweries including Captain Lawrence and Defiant, they also offer a selection of the region’s best bourbons and vodkas and feature a diverse and eclectic wine list.
Their name, Cooper’s Mill, was taken from a flour mill that opened in Tarrytown in 1886 and for many years refined more than 300 barrels of flour a day. Tarrytown’s history as a rich agricultural area stretches back to the early days of Dutch settlement and that tradition lives on at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture in nearby Pocantico Hills where an extensive array of produce and locally raised food products are now produced. In fact, Tarrytown takes its name from the Dutch word for the area’s rich soil that was ideal for growing wheat.
Cooper's Mill offers a diverse menu ranging from signature flat breads to fresh vegetable dishes, and entrees featuring meat and seafood sourced from local purveyors.
One of the premier dishes on the menu is the 20-ounce Grilled Rib Eye Steak served with broccoli rabe and wild mushroom butter. The menu also includes more basic sandwiches that feature artisanal and specialty ingredients.
Five flat breads are a signature feature of the menu -- fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce and fresh basil; Coach Farms goat cheese, arugula, heirloom tomato and truffle oil; fig, bella bella duck prosciutto, gorgonzola and scallion; portobello, wild mushroom puree, red onion and fontina; and house made ricotta, local mozzarella and caramelized onion – all baked in the custom-made wood-fired oven.
This is a new restaurant, so they are working out the kinks.. but for $29.95, its a great way to try out a new place!! here's some reviews so you can see what others think...
One wrote: "I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of a 20 oz. rib-eye steak as an entree for one person. My husband and my friend both ordered the rib-eye. Oh boy, left-overs. My girl friend and I ordered the lamb chops. Scrumptious! Everything was perfectly prepared just as we requested. The starters were very satisfying as well as the desserts."
Another said, "It's nice to have a new place in the Tarrytown area. Cooper's Mill seems to be a great spot to go during the week after work, or if you don't want to cook dinner. Also, a nice place to stop for a cocktail after work. Service was friendly and efficient, prices are very reasonable. I will go there again soon."
And one more reports," My husband and I enjoyed the food - we like farm to table dining, and we weren't disappointed. The place had a nice atmosphere too, especially when you consider it is attached to a hotel. Previous reviewers have noted the lack of seasoning but we felt our dishes were perfectly seasoned so as not to detract from the flavor of the main ingredients.We enjoyed our appetizer and main courses but the experienced was ruined somewhat by the fact that we were left sitting with our empty dishes for far too long after we'd eaten, and we were unable to attract the attention of our servers to clear up or to give us the check."
So.. hopefully they will have gotten their serving and clearing tuned up by the time we go there in November..
I made a reservation for 12 at 5pm.. and a paypal fee of $2.50 will secure your spot.. if for any reason your plans change, please update your rsvp, and I will refund your deposit - as long as its 2 days before the event!
See you there!