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Apropos Restaurant & Bar, Peekskill, New York, USA

by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta
Apopos Restaurant - The Abbey Inn & Spa - Peekskill, NY
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Halibut and Pea Puree - photo by Luxury Experience

When it comes to romance, Apropos Restaurant & Bar located at The Abbey Inn & Spa in Peekskill, New York, knows its way to enchant your heart. Chef Danielle L. Ceruzzi, Sous Chef Luis Hernandez, and Sous Chef Adrian Glaza are the talents in the kitchen where the restaurant’s beautiful ambience and its farm to table focus is evident in the locally sourced ingredients used to create their spectacular dishes. We had dinner at the restaurant on Friday, September 22, 2023, and were definitely impressed. Bon Appetit!


Apropos Restaurant & Bar

Apropos Restaurant & Bar provides three dining options for its guests: in its attractive bar for Happy Hour and more casual dining, in its light-filled dining room with its wall of windows and panoramic views, and its more romantic dining room with its dark wallpaper, exposed brick, wood beams, coffered ceiling with copper pressed-tile, artsy lighting, hardwood floors, soft tobacco leather tufted high banquettes to provide more intimate dining, as well as well-spaced tables flanked by high back chairs. In the mood for romance, we selected the more intimate dining experience, sitting in a banquette.

Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Cocktails - Photos by Luxury Experience
The Yellow Brick Road & Ryedemption

The restaurant has an interesting cocktail menu, and as it was Friday, and we were ready to begin the weekend, we began our evening with two of their cocktails, Yellow Brick Road, and Ryedemption. The Yellow Brick Road featured jalapeno infused tequila, pineapple, agave, triple sec, lime, and was garnished with an attractive and very tasty black lava salt rim. The Ryedemption featured Redemption Rye, Fernet Branca, Muddled Orange, Simple Syrup, and Angostura Bitters. Both cocktails were well balanced and the perfect start to an evening of romantic dining.

The menu consists of Salads, Pastas, Small Plates, Large Plates, Sides, and Desserts, with enough variety to appeal to diverse palates. We opted to begin with two of the salad selections, the Panzanella salad, and the Charred Romanesco, both listed as vegetarian selections.

Panzanella - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Panzanella Salad

The Panzanella salad consisted of Toasted Garlic and Herb Ciabatta, Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula, and Saba. Locally sourced, and perfectly ripe, red, and yellow tomatoes were the highlight of this salad and were a delicious complement to the slightly bitter and peppery arugula. The toasted garlic and herb ciabatta were large, crispy, cubes, which added flavor, texture, and crunch to the salad.

Charred Romanesco - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Charred Romanesco Salad

Romanesco is a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower, and for the Charred Romanesco salad Chef Danielle had charred the Romanesco and presented it on a bed of frisée with thinly sliced radicchio, runner beans, feta, and blood orange.

Halibut & Pee Puree - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Halibut with Pea Puree

We continued with a surf, and a turf, selection from the Large Plates section, the Halibut with Pea Puree, Creamy Fennel & Leek Couscous, and Sundried Tomato, and the Grilled Hangar Steak accompanied by Chilled Corn Salad, Jonah Crab, Roasted Peppers, Herb Butter, and Crispy Onion.

Grilled Hanger Steak - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Hanger Steak

The Halibut was light, moist, flaky, and delicious, presented with a smear of pea puree, with a generous amount of creamy fennel and leek pearl couscous that was a nice foil to the fish. The Hangar Steak was cooked to perfection and was well presented with a chilled corn salad mixed with Jonah crab, and roasted peppers, and topped with a generous mound of crispy onions.

In addition to cocktails, seasonal selections of beer and cider, and non-alcoholic drinks, the restaurant also offers a nice selection of wines by the glass, and we paired the Hangar Steak with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, Routestock, Napa, California, a delectable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, that was a perfect complement to the steak.

Crispy Polenta, Sauteed Broccoli - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe & Crispy Polenta

For our Sides, we selected the Crispy Polenta with Marcona Almond Romesco, and the Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Whipped Ricotta and Balsamic. The polenta was cut into rounds with a cutter, then sliced in half and dried fried. They were crisp, delicious, and paired well with the generous amount of Romesco sauce. The broccoli rabe presented with the whipped ricotta and balsamic was a different, but very delicious, pairing.

Olive Oil Cake - Apopos Restaurant & Bar - Photos by Luxury Experience
Olive Oil Cake

We ended our dinner on a sweet note by sharing the Olive Oil Cake served with Concord Jam and Pistachio Brittle and topped with Gelato. The cake was rich and moist, while the concord jam added subtle sweetness, the brittle added texture and layers of flavors, and the gelato sealed the deal on this very tasty and well-presented dessert.

Apopos Restaurant - The Abbey Inn & Spa - Peekskill, NY
Apropos Restaurant & Bar

Apropos Restaurant & Bar is open for Breakfast Monday, and Wednesday through Sunday, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Lunch is available Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and on Sunday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Sunday Brunch is served from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Apopos Restaurant - The Abbey Inn & Spa - Peekskill, NY
Apropos Restaurant & Bar

For more information on Apropos Restaurant & Bar, or to make a reservation, please visit their website: www.aproposrestaurant.com

The Abbey Inn & Spa - Peekskill, NY

Apropos Restaurant & Bar
900 Fort Hill Road
Peekskill, New York 10566
United States
Telephone: +1-914-739-3546
Website: www.aproposrestaurant.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AproposRestaurantBar
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