*I was invited to a preview lunch experience at Dig Inn. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This past Tuesday I was invited to a preview lunch at Dig Inn in Rye Brook. Adam Eskin, Founder & CEO of Dig Inn, opened his first restaurant in 2011. This is Dig Inn’s fourteenth restaurant and first Westchester County location. Located at 112 S. Ridge Street, Dig Inn offers a new dining option to the Rye Ridge Shopping Center. And it officially opens today!
When you enter the restaurant there is a large, casual dining area with communal tables. They have a deli counter in the front where you can order containers of their sides, proteins, or even family meals to go. As you make your way towards the back of the restaurant there is the ordering area, where you can customize your Marketbowl or Melting Broth, the restaurant’s main lunch and dinner dining options.
At the end of the counter is the Chef’s table. Here you can sit and dine while watching the chefs prepare a variety of toasts and vegetable charcuterie.
And finally at the back of the restaurant is dining area. There are several seating areas with marble table tops adorned with tiny succulents. When designing this Rye Brook restaurant, creative director Melanie Masarin and founder Adam Eskin were all about cutting open the ceiling to place a giant, elevated sky light. They also added a giant window in the back of the restaurant, to allow for lots of natural light into the space. The result, is a bright and beautiful dining room.
I was able to sample the three different toasts that they offer, including this one topped with roasted pumpkin with pepitas and pickled chiles. I also tried the lemon ricotta with truffle, black pepper and honey and the smoked whitefish with red grapes and soft herbs. I can honestly say they were all delicious.
Vegetable charcuterie offerings from the chef’s table include this Yukon Gold potato terrine topped with smoked salmon, creme fraiche and Mutsu apple.
I also tried Celery Root Pastrami as well as this Parsnip Marrow Bone with celery leaf and black truffle. It was interesting to see a vegetarian take on what would normally be a meat dish.
I got to meet Chef Matt Weingarten, Dig Inn’s culinary director. He spoke with us about Dig Inn’s mission, which is to build community through food. He noted that their menu is mostly vegetables and all dishes are cooked fresh. He enjoys the open kitchen design (pictured above) which allows the chefs to engage with diners.
The Dig Inn menu is seasonal and they are currently featuring their Winter menu, which as I mentioned features the Marketbowls and Melting Broth.
My friend and I shared Marketbowls that had a base of toasted farro, sides of Brussels sprouts and kale, apple and blue cheese salad and were topped with Herb Roasted Chicken and Grilled Organic Tofu. These bowls were hearty and delicious and I love that they are customized. The combinations are endless!
I also got to sample a side of the Seasonal Upstate Mac and Cheese. It was creamy and cheesy. Honestly though, I would choose one of the amazing veggie sides over mac and cheese!
And to end the meal, I sampled the Kitchen Sink Cookie and Organic Dark Hot Chocolate!
Dig Inn serves a variety of drinks including wine, beer and hard cider. I tried unsweetened raspberry iced tea and an Iced Matcha Latte. While the matcha latte was good, it needed sugar to sweeten it up.
Dig Inn Rye Brook is open seven days a week and serves breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Check the website for specific times. The breakfast menu includes a variety of bowls as well as an egg sandwich, frittata, avocado toast, a quinoa waffle and more!
And for those families with young children, have no fear. Dig Inn offers a Little Digs menu with a variety of dining options sure to please. While there’s no age specifications on the children’s menu, my eight and ten year-old would love the Old Macdonald. Otherwise, they could easily share a regular Marketbowl.
Everything I ate at Dig Inn was delicious. For those of us who live in Northern Westchester, getting to Rye Brook is a bit of a drive. However, if you are in the White Plains area (and really, who doesn’t travel down to there frequently?!) Rye Brook is close by. Be sure to stop by and give the newest Dig Inn a try!