Tasting Tour & Picnic
Taste the best of Westchester. Sample delicious local delicacies at each stop on this itinerary, culminating with a sunset picnic. You'll start at Mario Batali's Tarry Lodge, visit Crabtree's Kittle House, taste the best smoked salmon in the world at Mt. Kisco Smokehouse, and finish at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
Crabtree’s Kittle House
This cellar boasts some 65,000 bottles & the list offers nearly 6,000 different wines to choose from, making it one of the greatest collections of fine wines in the world. Stop in for a tasting, & snap up a bottle (or several). Check them out on Twitter (@kittlehouse) to scope out special tastings.
11 Kittle Road | Chappaqua, NY 10514 | T: (914) 666-8044
Mt. Kisco Smokehouse
If you’re a fan of Russ and Daughters or Zabars, you must visit this hidden gem that touts the best smoked salmon in the world. Customers agree – the freshly smoked nova, sable and sturgeon at this family-owned shop are the best you’ll ever taste. Bring a cooler in your car so you can stock up.
520 Lexington Ave. | Mt. Kisco, NY | T: (914) 244-0702
Sleep off your “food coma” at one of Westchester’s lovely hotels. Experience the local charm of the Inn on the Hudson, the convenient comfort of the Holiday Inn Express Peekskill, or the modern luxury of the Ritz-Carlton Westchester in White Plains.
Inn on the Hudson
634 Main St. | Peekskill, NY | T: (914) 739-1500
Holiday Inn Express Peekskill
2 John Walsh Blvd. | Peekskill, NY | T: (914) 743-5700
3 Renaissance Square | White Plains, NY| T: (914) 946-5500
Start your day with brunch at this Italian trattoria, featuring positively perfect dishes and an all-Italian wine selection in a casual waterside atmosphere. Step next door to Tarry Market and Tarry Wine to pick up artisanal goodies to go. (You may find yourself stopping back here on your way home!)
18 Mill St. | Port Chester, NY | T: (914) 939-3111
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
The largest park in Westchester is a fitting way to end the day. Take a quick stroll through this magnificent landscape - and marvel at the brilliant colors. Then, stake out a picnic table along Reservation Road to enjoy the delicacies you’ve picked up along your journey. Park closes at dusk. The entrance to the park is off New York State Route 121 at the bridge over the Cross River about 100 yards south of New York Route 35.
4 Reservation Rd. | Pound Ridge, NY | T: (914) 864-7317