Gourmet Food and Wine at Plattsburgh’s Irises Cafe & Wine Bar

There can be a moment of panic when your server asks you what kind of wine you’d like and you’re forced to quickly wade through a long list. I was only able to give my waitress the slightest clues: I wanted something red, preferably dry, and a blend. She listed a variety of options that fit my criteria and brought me a small sample of a Spanish wine she thought I’d enjoy. It was fantastic. But that seems to be the norm at Irises Café & Wine Bar. Located in downtown Plattsburgh, Irises has a bit of everything — martini…

Lake Placid’s Freestyle Cuisine Dishes Out Unique Eats

In the kitchen, Chef Richard Brosseau spreads a little butter on each bun and then places them on the grill. It only takes about two minutes for the buns to turn golden brown. In a frying pan, he slips foie gras — a rich French delicacy made from duck or goose — into the oven. He then seasons the burger and places it on the grill. The foie gras, he says, is from a farm just across the border in Quebec. Chef Brosseau has always prided himself on using local ingredients to create dishes that offer a mix of flavors…

Red Hots, Gyros and Burgers: Ten Minutes from the Airport

The Hungry Bear Hungry Bear feels like a warm old diner where families and friends meet to catch up. The menu has whatever you’re in the mood for, and there are enough options to satisfy the hungriest bear. Make yourself at home — it’s as cozy as grandma’s kitchen. Aleka’s Welcome to the Mediterranean. Everything tastes fresh and handmade, and no matter how you say “gyro,” they’ll give you one. Our Art Director says not to leave without trying the spanakopita. Aleka’s is located in downtown Plattsburgh, so a post-meal stroll to antiques, clothing and jewelry shops is a must.…