Sonora in Port Chester, NY – Diverse Latin Menu with a Mother’s Day Brunch Prix-Fixe

The Sonora Restaurant in Port Chester, NY came highly recommended by a colleague and it did not disappoint. Sonora serves food from Cúba, Argentina, Colombia, México, just to name a few. The Latin flair and decor of the restaurant, the flavorful seasoning, and the friendly but respectful wait staff made an enjoyable food experience, despite my boring dining companion. Take a look at their diverse Latin menu here.

Cúba CHURRASCO: Grilled skirt steak topped with Quail egg + lobster and sweet plantain Chino-Latino fried saffron, lime garlic mojito. I loved this dish. So heavy yet so yummy. The rice had a mixture of dried squid and tiny fish that reminded me very much of a Taiwanese street vendor dish. The Quail egg on top gave it the gooey texture that I love. Big smile from remembering the experience of eating this dish. In comparison, the skirt steak was just as expected.

Argentina PARILLADA: Meat Plater with Shrimp, Skirt Steak, Chicken Breast, Chorizo, yucca fries and Garlic Mojito. This dish looked impressive from afar but I cannot tell you if it tasted good because I did not try it. The person who had this dish was so boring that I wanted to keel over and play dead just to get out of the conversation.  I sure was not going to ask to try the food.

This is how the Parillada came, on top of the burners to keep warm.

Home made cookies. They were average.  Boxed cookies were better.

Bottom line, the food was very good and I would definitely return… by myself. Sonora has a Flamenco night and a Mother’s Day brunch prix-fixe special… Calling all Fathers who needs a location for a Mother’s Day brunch. 🙂

This experience took place at

Sonora Restaurant
179 Rectory St
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 933-0200

Neri’s Bakery Products in Port Chester, NY- Zeppoles for St. Joseph’s Day on March 19th, 2015

Today is St. Joseph’s Day. My colleague, Joe, brought in zeppole treats to celebrate St. Joseph – his namesake. These zeppole treats were wonderfully delicious and authentically Italian. Here is what Joe had to say about St. Joseph’s Day and the zeppole.

“In Italy, where St. Joseph is regarded by many as their Patron saint, thanks are given to St. Joseph (“San Giuseppe” in Italian) for preventing a famine during the Middle Ages. According to legend, there was a severe drought at the time, and the people prayed for their patron saint to bring them rain. The rain did come, and the people prepared a large banquet for their patron saint. Giving food to the needy is a St. Joseph’s Day custom. It is traditional to eat a Neapolitan pastry known as a Zeppole!”

Did you eat a zeppole today?

The zeppole came from
Neri’s Bakery Products Inc.
31-37 Pearl Street
Port Chester, NY