Tag Archives: Arturo McLeod

Rack of Lamb, Lobster Bisque, and Egg Nog Recipes for a Holly Jolly Christmas Dinner

20 Dec


What?  How did this happen?  Christmas is only a few days away!  If you’re like us, you’re probably a bit frazzled and all over the place right about now, so we’ve got three great ideas to make your Christmas  or holiday dinner simply awesome.  We’re talking about a killer rack of lamb recipe, a how-to guide to making a silky and  luxurious lobster bisque, and tips on putting together the perfect egg nog drink.

All of this comes to us from Executive Chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains.  He was generous enough to share these popular dishes from his Christmas menu with us.  Speaking of Christmas, they will be open and will not only have their regular menu, but will also feature a prix fixe dining experience for lunch or dinner starting at noon.  For $59.95 (tax and tip extra) you’ll get your choice of an app, an entree, a side, dessert, coffee/tea, and their beloved egg nog.  Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester is at 610 Hartsdale Road in White Plains and can be reached at (914) 428-6868 for reservations. 

Well, without further ado, here is how to make that succulent rack of lamb, that wonderful lobster bisque, and tips on making some great egg nog. 

Continue reading

Easter Recipes to Hop for from Chef McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse

25 Mar
                            /|      __  
                           / |   ,-~ /  
                          Y :|  //  /    
                          | jj /( .^  
                         /       Y    
                        jo  o    |  
                       ( ~T~     j   
                        >._-' _./   
                       /   "~"  |    
                      Y     _,  |      
                     /| ;-"~ _  l    
                    / l/ ,-"~    \  
                    \//\/      .- \  
                     Y        /    Y*  
                     l       I     ! 
                     ]\      _\    /"\ 
                    (" ~----( ~   Y.  )   
                  ->Jackson Bunny<-


Easter is hopping along, just around the corner on Sunday, March 31.  And, with Easter, comes baskets of goodies and the all important brunch.  While some of you might be going out for brunch (we have an awesome list of Easter brunch spots), some of you might be hosting this meal at your place.  If that’s the case, we have two great recipes to share from the acclaimed Chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse  in White Plains.  They have a 24 Zagat rating and consistently earn 4/5 stars from many review sites…plus, we’ve heard lots of great buzz about their food.  They are also offering up an Easter brunch, too, btw.  We’re excited to try their food sometime soon, but in the meantime let’s check out Chef McLeod’s recipes for Lamb Stew over Mashed Potatoes and Tuna Deviled Eggs.

Deviled Eggs from Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester

Tuna Deviled Eggs

When preparing a lavish Easter meal for your loved ones, sometimes you just want to start with something simple to save time and energy for the main haul. Enter Deviled Eggs: one of the simplest hors d’oeuvres to make, which happens to be one of the tastiest! It’ll take a total of 15 minutes to make, but I guarantee they’ll be gone in an even shorter time! This recipe uses tuna, which adds extra flavor without overwhelming the delicate nature of the dish. For those who want to go vegetarian, nix the tuna and it’ll be just as great!

Bon appétit!


Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: