Today is the last day of September, the month of atonement. Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in Judaism and is usually in September. I am not Jewish but have always found the concept of atonement interesting. Why do people have the desire to atone for their sins and how far will people go to atone for their sins or seek forgiveness? Is apologizing enough? Is making amends enough? When will one be resolved of her sins? When should one forgive herself? Can one truly forgive herself for the errors of the past? I am closing out the month with more questions than answers.
Separately remembering the late Summer days – when I went to Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco, NY in late August, they were still serving the Summer menu. I am happy to see that three dishes out of the four below are no longer available on the dinner menu. I enjoy a restaurant that changes up their menu according to the seasonal available ingredients. Cafe of Love says that they are where the “local New American Cuisine takes farm-to-table ingredients on a global adventure.”
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with apricot-balsamic glaze. Cooling and summer-like with chunks of tomatoes, perfect for a late August dinner.
Tuna Carpaccio with sliced radish
Bison Burger with tomato and onion on challah bun with fries. The Bison was unfortunately over-cooked. It was not the medium I ordered. The fries were pretty decent for being the thick-cut fries that they are.
John Fazio Duck: pan-seared breast & confit, roasted potatoes, figs, sautéed mustard greens
Overall the food was above average and worth a repeat visit. More importantly, if you know any of the answers on atonement, please leave me a comment. I have been told that I should forgive myself and let go of the regrets. Don’t let me ponder the big philosophical questions by myself – not only do they take away my appetite, they also suck all the joy out of life!
This experience took place at
38 Main St
Mt Kisco, NY 10549