1 If you're in the New York Westchester area, Little Drunken Chef is located at 36 East Main Street in Mount Kisco - the orange and black sign is eye catching, you can't miss it. https://www.facebook.com/littledrunkenchef
2 Here is Chef Bonnie, entrepreneur and owner of Little Drunken Chef.
4 The bar is a prominent spot in the restaurant - very spacious and open to the rest of the dinning area.
5 Chef Bonnie says she wanted to bring something new and different to the neighborhood, and incorporate an experience where guests could taste specialties from different countries all in one place.
6 The restaurant offers a mix of foods inspired by her own staff - a mix of Spanish, Caribbean, Korean, and Indian-inspired dishes, plus fresh seafood... so, as the hashtag reads, "name your poison."
7 Though limited for now, there is something delicious for every palate - from seafood starters to ravioli with truffles.
8 The "happy hour" drinks and bites menu is listed very clearly on the outdoor patio wall.
9 The exposed brick, industrial lighting, and hand painted signs give the space a casual, but friendly feeling.
10 Their wine shelf was fully stocked - no need for novinophobia here.
11 Close to the front end of the restaurant is the raw oyster bar.
12 The fresh oysters are shucked right at the front of the oyster bar.
13 Look how wonderful the oysters are presented on ice behind the glass. Little Drunken Chef serves what is currently available in the region.
14 The dining area seats nearly 90 guests in its dining room, bar and patio.
15 Here is Bonnie, joined by two members of her restaurant team, Wander and Shreya.
16 These oysters were so deliciously fresh and tasty.
17 Chorizo Al Vino with Figs - sautéed Palacio chorizo with red wine sauce, fresh figs and thyme. And, a mouth watering Gamba Al Ajillo - tiger prawns, with garlic and chili sauce.
18 Moroccan Wings Harissa and Lemon Grass Chili - so flavorful, and if you love hot and spicy, be sure to order the Harissa.
19 Jamon and Manchego Croquetas served "Four Ways" - a specialty category at Little Drunken Chef - served with tomatillo, mango chutney, chimichurri and for anyone who prefers a little more kick, habanero mango.
20 These were absolutely delicious from the first bite.
21 If you love falafel, you will definitely want to try Bonnie's, also available served four different ways - with tahini, hummus, on a pita and with a salad.
22 Tibetan Lama Momos in chicken or vegetable - handmade steamed dumplings with spicy tomato and chutney sauces.
23 This salad was a big hit, and Chef Bonnie calls it The Tipsy Goat. Baby kale with candied walnuts, peaches, drunken goat cheese and a special tipsy dressing.
24 One of the most popular dishes at Little Drunken Chef - the Peel and Eat Shrimp with the heads-on and with seasoning, served with cocktail and garlic tartar sauces.
25 Bonnie's Classic Valencian Paella - chicken, Spanish sausage, pork, shrimp, mussels fish and saffron rice. This dish did not last long.
26 Two of Chef Bonnie's wait staff, Alando and Paula.
27 One of Little Drunken Chef's popular drinks - Gin & Jam made with gin, house-made lemonade, berry jam and crushed ice.
28 Another favorite are the Ceviche shots - halibut, shrimp, veggie dressing, and oyster. It's a ceviche "flight of four".
29 The ceviche oyster was served on a bed of ice - such a beautiful presentation.
30 Little Drunken Chef's sangria with fresh juices, rum, brandy, orange liquor with citrus, fresh fruit, sugar, and dunked with a fruit popsicle - a refreshing way to stretch the summer season just a little longer.
31 A large glass vessel of freshly chopped mango sat close to the bar for garnishing.
32 A tray of three smoked salmon strips wrapped around caviar, chives, sour cream and dill - served with a shot of vodka.
33 After one of these, you may think the glass is tipping over. This is Little Drunken Chef's Mojito Cubano, made with rum, sugarcane, lime, and muddled with fresh mint.
34 The Little Drunken Chef's signature Manhattan, served in a flask. It's made with rye, Calvados, Carpano, and rosemary-grapefruit syrup.
35 A Manhattan in the making.
36 All around the restaurant are various quotes and humorous quips such as this one on "hangover myths".
37 Bonnie's fun and edgy styling is seen throughout the space. She, along with a small team, designed a lot of the restaurant decor for all the eateries.
38 Simple, clean and inviting table settings with white plates, napkins, and taper candles.
39 Finished bottles of Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey from the Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery in New York's Hudson Valley, are repurposed and used as candle holders at each table. http://www.tuthilltown.com/
40 Those joining Little Drunken Chef for happy hour can sit at the copper topped bar and eat their meals too.
41 Chef Bonnie owns five establishments in all, but still has time to work in the kitchen, her first love, making delicious dishes for all her guests.
42 Here is Bonnie with one of her chefs in the Little Drunken Chef's kitchen.
43 Bonnie's kitchens are outfitted with many refrigerator drawers to save space and for convenience. This drawer holds tofu, pasta and vegetables - all very neatly kept in clean stainless steel compartments.
44 All the garnishes for the dishes are replenished constantly, and prepared on a very clean stainless steel counter.
45 Everything is fresh - condiments, greens, tomatoes, etc., and all within arm's reach.
46 Salad greens look crisp and green in this refrigerator drawer.
47 A large pot of cut potatoes cooking on the stove for the Patatas Bravas, a dish with potatoes, spicy red chili sauce and bacon.
48 At Little Drunken Chef, Bonnie uses a variety of rice - Arborio, Basmati brown and white rice, and Indian rice.
49 Another sign on the restaurant wall - Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation and transportation of alcoholic beverages. It remained in place from 1920 to 1933.
50 Another quote was too big to get in one snapshot - it runs along the top of the brick wall and reads, "Let's make bad..."
51 "... decisions together." Of course, these quotations are all said in good humor.
52 Chef Bonnie also has a DJ for night time entertainment. The music equipment is operated from a cage space above the dining area.
53 You may already know Bonnie from her other establishments - her first restaurant, Little Kabob Station is where I first came upon Bonnie's delicious food. In fact, because her eateries are so close together, Bonnie makes her rounds to each one several times a day.
54 Here I am in a photo with Bonnie at the Little Kabab Station, which opened in 2011. The framed picture is hung up on a wall in the front of the Main street restaurant. You should try Little Kabab Station - it has some of the best Indian food!
55 Bonnie also owns Little Crepe Street - a wonderful stop if you love savory or sweet crepes, and Little Spice Bazaar, a market where you can find fragrant spices, teas, a juice bar and various Indian groceries. Another eatery, Little Mumbai, is located in nearby Pleasantville, New York. https://www.facebook.com/Little-Mumbai-Market-577420422354182/timeline/
56 At the cashier's station of Little Drunken Chef, Bonnie listed "thank you" in several different languages.
57 Please visit Little Drunken Chef the next time you're in the area - I assure you, you will NOT be disappointed. Bonnie's food is delicious. I'll see you soon, Bonnie!