142 FIFTH AVENUE, PELHAM, NY
LUNCH - 12 - 2:230
5 - 9:30 SUNDAY & TUES-THURS
5 - 10:30 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Chateau de La Selve Wine Dinner
Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm
And, our host for the evening is Olivier Richard, part of the family that owns Chateau de la Selve. Olivier is very involved in the wine making process including the harvesting and blending of each vintage. He is also responsible for worldwide sales
All our Wine dinners are co-hosted with Andy Johnson, of Blue Dog Wines in Pelham. Andy loves these wines and put us on to the opportunity to do a dinner around them next week. After tasting these wines I am extremely excited and think you will enjoy discovering them as much as we have
The Ardeche is a region that has been receiving tremendous attention from winemakers throughout France for its potential to make very good wines at reasonable prices. Probably most notably, Maison Louis Latour, the great Burgundian wine produced who in 1979 started a long term project to produce first rate Chardonnay in Ardeche and in 1986 built a state-of-the-art winery there.
In 1990, the magnificent house, you see above, became the property Jean-Régis and Magdeleine Chazallon. Benoit, their son is the winemaker and is Oliver’s cousin. All growing at Chateau de la Selve is organic and biodynamic.
As always we will be drinking four of their wines and as usual accompanied by a Five Course Dinner prepared by Chef Eric to pair with these wonderful wines!
Chateau de la Selve Wine Dinner Menu
Jerusalem Artichoke Purée Soup
Toasted Walnuts, Parsley oil
2013 Saint Regis
Nantucket Bay Scallops in a Coconut-Lemongrass Broth, Brunoise of Roasted Peppers, Sliced Onion, Fresh Oregano over a Lime Potato Purée.
2014 Maguelonne Rosé
(Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah)
Stuffed Loin of Pork
(Spinach, Prunes, Pine-nuts, Sun-dried Tomatoes)
Roasted Creamer Potatoes, Port Reduction
(Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache and Cinsault)
Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast, Butternut Squash, Farm Apple Chutney, Caramelized Cipollini Onions
2009 Serre de Berty
(Mostly Syrah, with Merlot, and Grenache/Cinsault)
Puff Pastry, Pistachio Pastry Cream, Organic Strawberries, Pistachio Brittle
Please make your reservation as soon as possible. As many of you know we have limited space available for these dinners! Call 633-0780
You can also try booking online from our website and mark the “Special Request” section as “Wine Dinner” and reserve at 7:00pm.
French Neighborhood Cooking Redefined at Pelham’s Bistro Rollin
When The New York Times recently noted the hot restaurants of 2014, the clearest trend was informal French restaurants run by talented chefs who were anything but French, culinary pros determined to take classic techniques and dishes and infuse them with new life.
That’s a good way to define Pelham’s Bistro Rollin, which has been in the forefront of this trend for five years. It’s where Brazilian-born Chef Eric Mauro rethinks the French favorites and adds his own distinctive touches to some bistro standards.
“My idea is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” says Chef Mauro. “I want to innovate but I also want to keep it simple and classical as well.”
For Chef Mauro, that means always having a letter perfect version of roast chicken, a hanger steak with hand-cut French Fries, as well as a hearty winter cassoulet. But Chef Mauro’s recent innovations show a marked tendency towards lighter tastes, like his new Monster Green Salad, with six or seven different green vegetables and lime vinaigrette. It’s part of his new Vegan Menu offerings that include a vegetable tagine and fresh pear poached in orange juice and Grand Marnier. He can also create gluten free versions of most offerings on the menu and does so upon request.
Chef Mauro has been in the kitchen of Bistro Rollin since the beginning and at the helm for nearly a year. A graduate of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi culinary school in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian equivalent of the CIA, Chef Mauro spent a year doing a stage at Restaurante Martín Berasategui, the famed three Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. The 27 year old chef brings youthful exuberance to his starring role in Bistro Rollin’s kitchen, and notes that “passion is important, and so is innovation.”
Chef Mauro’s offers Asian, Spanish and Brazilian accents in his cooking, so edamame might be prepared with a soy beurre blanc while passion fruit mousse can appear on some plates. His pan roasted skate may be classic “but people love the way I prepare it, with celery root puree and caper berries.”
Like most of his Manhattan counterparts Chef Mauro always has a homemade pasta dish or two on the menu, and a daily risotto. There’s also a move towards more casual fare, such as offering two different flatbreads every day and incorporating the popular bistro menu into the dinner menu, so that anyone craving a croque monsieur or a Breakfast Anytime Burger can have what they desire, day or night.
It’s all part of Chef Mauro’s creative, innovative yet respectful approach to the tradition of French bistro cooking at Bistro Rollin.
Dined January 10, 2015 - A surprise! - Here's a little gem on Fifth Avenue in Pelham. Who knew? Lots of folks, apparently. Great food, nice people, efficient service, and a real "bistro" feel to the place. It's definitely a place for grown-ups but well-behaved children were there and seemed to be having a good time. Worth checking-out. We'll be back for sure.So gracious!
Dined on January 2, 2015 - The food was perfectly prepared and presented. Filet mignon was so tender, it practically melted in your mouth! The pan seared halibut had a nice crust on it but was flaky and moist. It was a perfect dinner.
Dined December 22 - It was such a pleasure! I had reserved on open table to meet two college friends for holiday get together lunch. All os us were coming from out of town, one from Seattle. Early in the day I received a call from the waiter who would be taking care of us. He explained that they are not usually open on Monday but were for the holiday, however, out reservation was later than the kitchen would normally stay open for lunch. He managed to discuss the situation with the chef and they were happy to welcome us! We had a very quiet and fantastic lunch and Josh(??) was a wonderful and spirited addition as our waiter! I will absolutely return and I will share with all my other commuting friends! Thank you so very much!
Dined on December 19, 2014 - While the food was excellent, the frisee... While the food was excellent, the frisee salad is one of the best anywhere (certainly in Westchester) the poached egg was perfect; perfect balance of dressing to greens and salty lardon. Mussels were good too. Service was exceptionally slow though, had to ask to place our order. It wasn't too crowded either so not sure what vibe we gave off!
Dined on December 16, 2014 - Outstanding. always a great experience. Great food great service. What can you ask for
Dined on December 6, 2014 - All was great this past Saturday Night. My only complaint was that had to continuously chase down a server to get fresh cracked pepper. Would be nice is if a busboy followed the server around with the pepper mill
Dined on 11/21/2014 - Bistro Rollin is wonderful. Lovely restaurant. We go for dinner quite a lot. Perhaps the best overall plae for a nice dinner with very good food, carefully prepared and very pleasant and attentive service in the area. One of the best spots in Southern Westchester. I would recommend this to a friend.
Dined on 11/18/2014 - Well worth the trip from NYC. I've never been disappointed -- and always delighted -- by the food at Bistro Rollin. Last week I attended a wine tasting and dinner at the restaurant that featured great wines paired with five outstanding dishes. At $75, it was a very reasonable price for a memorable meal. It's always a treat to dine at Bistro Rollin even with the Metro North ride from Grand Central. The restaurant is less than 10 minutes walk from the station in PelhamDined on 11/18/2014 - The wine tasting dinner is a must - This is the third wine tasting dinner we have attended and they are all wonderful. Delicious special dinner and wonderful wines from different regions. These dinners are a real treat.
Dined on 11/16/2014 - This is a local favorite of ours. We do not think of it enough in all honestly. The food is very good and the service is as well. The menu seems to change regularly always with something that seems to hit the spot. We hit it on the last night of restaurant week by accident and the prix fixe menu was terrific. I hesitate to write too much as I want to be able to get a table on short notice. Bon Appetite!