While I have frequented Patrias a few times, and bought some gift certificates for valuable clients and friends, I first took photos yesterday of some of Patrias’ delicious fare. My friend and I commented on how the Larchmont lunch crowd would love the diversity of the menu (for both and dinner as well as lunch).. The ambiance is very much evident with Spanish influenced music (I had really enjoyed the classical guitar pieces)..
Rather than partake of the Patrias luncheon special, we decided to enjoy some of the tapas bites (did I say bites- the portions were larger than that!), and share. Share we did, with food left over! I had recommended the fried artichoke hearts with a red pepper sauce. You have the wonderful sensation of biting into a crispy outer layer and with that soft atrticoke heart within and the lingering flavor of the artichoke. Wonderful. I have never tasted anything like that before. We then chose the white bean and chorizo salad. Delicious. The lamb meatballs were tasty as was the garlic shrimp. I love fresh bread. I know, the sugar within the bread is not good for you as is the flour but when the bread is warm, fresh, crispy, served with olive oil and as it should be served then you should indulge (so say I!).
Go to Patrias, located at 4 Lawton St, New Rochelle (914) 278-9811. There are also wonderful daily specials.. For example Tuesday is Paella night… Delicioso!
New Rochelle is GREAT!