Dish Mahopac Restaurant, Mahopac
Where to eat in 2013: Bistro and wine bar in Putnam County
OCTOBER 23, 2013 AT 05:08 PM
If you want to dine at Dish Mahopac, you’ll probably need a reservation. Not only because this bistro/wine bar is wildly popular, but also because this slip of a space with cozy red-lacquer walls only has 30 seats.
Limited room drives the menu, too: “Our kitchen is small, just six burners, a double convection oven, and a grill — half of which is a dedicated vegan grill — so I have to make connections between everything,” says chef/owner Peter Milano.
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Welcome back chef Hannah Hopkins to Dish Mahopac!
And do you think she wasted any time getting back in the kitchen? No way. This photo was taken about two hours after she arrived from Colorado.
Any guess at what her and chef Peter are creating in this photo?
From lohud.com Small Bites, by Patrice Costa
When chef Hannah Hopkins opened Dish in 2008, it quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Then in 2011, Eileen and Georges Zidi took over this quaint bistro where it continued to flourish under their loving hands.
Now, new owner, chef Peter Milano, who has worked with both Hannah and Eileen, is excited to continue Dish’s culinary vision. To celebrate this next chapter for Dish, chef Milano will be cooking beside special guest chef Hannah Hopkins for a grand re-opening celebration on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. Guests also will have the special treat of enjoying the company of Eileen Zidi in the dining room.
This is a surely a “don’t miss” event for newcomers and Dish regulars alike to experience this unique bistro. Reservations are a must as space is limited. See you there!
For two nights, Chef Peter and special guest Chef Hannah Hopkins will be cooking together for you at Dish Mahopac. Out front, guest will be able to enjoy the company of former Dish owner, Eileen Zidi.
If you're a fan of Dish Bistro & Wine Bar, this is a night you'll want to be at and a very special time.
October 11 & 12, 2013
4-6 p.m. Special Aperitivo Time, where guests at the bar will be served the Dish classics and some new taste with their drinks.
5-11 p.m. Special Dinner with Chef Peter Milano, Chef Hannah Hopkins and Eileen Zidi. Reservations are being taken now.
Both nights will book quickly, so be sure to schedule your seat today.
Making certain that Dish Bistro & Wine Bar has the finest selection for our customers, Chef Peter is working with the highly regarded wine industry professional Brian Mitchell DWS, CSW
To get some perspective of how he will affect your next glass of wine at Dish, let's look at some of Brian's experience and qualifications; He is Certified Specialist in Wine by the American Society of Wine Educators and holds a Level 4 Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London, England. Brian has also taught wine appreciation at Yale University , served as a wholesale representative for the top portfolio in the United Sates and is a Sommelier.
Along with consulting, Brian's time is split between his role as the Corporate Beverage Director for a Connecticut based Restaurant Group with locations in three states and global travel. When he is not overseeing the training of 400 staff team members on all aspects related to beverage service and hospitality, he is visiting distilleries, breweries and wine producing regions around the world, working with as many winemakers and beverage industry personnel as his schedule permits. His expertise ensures that the servers he trains are highly knowledgable in all areas of beverages: new products, consumer preferences & current trends, modern & traditional viticultural and vinicultural methods, service techniques, wine & food pairing, craft cocktail production, brewing techniques, etc.
We are more than privileged to have Brian as our consultant at Dish Bistro & Wine Bar as his insights will allow us to not only have to most suitable list of enjoyable wines, but also have the best trained staff to provide you with accurate selections and the best possible service.
On Sunday, October 13th, 6pm-8pm please join us at Dish Bistro & Wine Bar for a private evening of Wine Appreciation and Education hosted by Chef Peter and Brian Mitchell. This event will be $30 per and will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Seating will be limited, so call today to make your reservation.
Peter leaving Board Silly with his new custom cedar bar top. We're getting ready to bring back 'Aperitivo Time' at Dish. Starting this week Mon-Fri complimentary appetizer at the bar from 4-6 pm. Aperitivo Time is back!
Introducing the Pacific Po'Boy at Dish Mahopac! Sweet chili and garlic shrimp, Asian slaw, wasabi aioli, carrot, cucumber,choice of oven roasted frites or market greens... Ready for lunch?
What do Dish Mahopac and the US Navy SEALs have in common?.. Well, not too much.. except for this drink! Come in and ask about the story behind the 'Chocolate Covered Raspberry' - Young's Double Chocolate stout slowly layered over Belgian Raspberry Lambic. Pouring tonight through Saturday by request only. A Dish original since the 2011 US Navy Fleet Week in NYC with some great history.
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Eat, Drink, and Explore from chef Peter's blog about his food experiences, recipes, and travel.