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A Mingling of Morocco and Old France
A Review of Tagine, in Croton-on-Hudson

By M. H. REED
Published: April 19, 2013

Tagine Restaurant and Wine Bar, the newest venture from the longtime restaurant innovators Jonathan Pratt and Craig Purdy (who together own Peter Pratt’s Inn and Umami Café), brings a North African inflection to traditional French bistro food in Croton-on-Hudson. Mr. Purdy, an enthusiastic traveler, said that he and Mr. Pratt wanted the prewar look of the unpretentious brasseries he came across in Paris, in the Provence region of France and in Morocco. Tagine is not Rick’s Café Américain, but it has many details that recall a time gone by.

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By Julia Sexton
May 27, 2013 09:00 AM

Tagine in Croton
So, we finally dropped into Tagine, the new Croton-on-Hudson venture by Jonathan Pratt and Craig Purdy, the duo behind Peter Pratt Inn and Umami Café. There, happily ensconced with a delicious (and budget-friendly at $8.50) NY State draft Riesling, we tucked into hearty county pâté and this delicious dish of steak frites. Despite its Moroccan name—the name tagine refers to the cone-lidded, earthenware Moroccan cooking vessel—much of tagine’s menu is in the straightforward vein of French bistro. Look for essential French soul food in dishes like escargot in garlic butter, and salade Nicoise, pissaladière, sole meunière, and mussels steamed in wine. We loved Tagine’s perfectly executed Delmonico steak served with the snappably crisp and salty steak frites, pictured here.


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Restaurant Openings, Closing, and Local Dining News in Westchester County for March 2013

Restaurants come, restaurants go. Chefs move from kitchen to kitchen and menus change seasonally. Check out all the latest Westchester County foodie news in our web-expanded Nibbles column.

by John B. Turiano
Published February 18, 2013 at 02:26 PM

Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar (120 Grand St, Croton-on-Hudson 914-827-9393), a French bistro with a smattering of Moroccan dishes, is the latest venture by Craig Purdy and Jonathan Pratt; the duo also own Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown and ümami café in Croton-on-Hudson. On the menu: coquille St. Jacques (scallops in white wine sauce with mushrooms and Gruyère); duck confit; cassoulet; and a variety of tagines (beef, vegetable, or lamb, slow roasted in a clay vessel). Tagine is open every day for dinner only //

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DAILY VOICE: Cortlandt Buchanan Croton

Tagine: Croton’s New French-Moroccan Bistro

by Jessica Glenza Business 01/15/13

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Croton’s newest dining option is a blend of Moroccan and French cuisines, presented by the restaurateurs who brought Umami and Peter Pratt’s to Croton and Yorktown, respectively.

Tagine has an urban French bistro feel with a menu to suit traditionalists and the adventurous. The menu is a collection of classics, such as steak frites and salade nicoise, as well as Moroccan options that can’t be found this side of Interstate 287.

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First Night, First Bite: Tagine in Croton-on-Hudson

11 January 2013 by Patrice Costa in Restaurants

Anticipating the opening of Tagine, a French (slash) Moroccan brasserie in Croton-on-Hudson, made me feel like that five year old in the back seat asking, “Are we there yet? How about now? Soon?” Tagine is the newest endeavor of local restaurateurs chef Jonathan Pratt and Craig Purdy, owners of Peter Pratt’s Inn and Umami Cafe. I could barely contain my excitement not only because of my love of all things French, but because my (very French and talented) friend, chef Laurent Ceron, is in the kitchen. Seriously, what a perfect pairing to have an authentic French chef executing this menu! Tagine opened their doors last Friday night, and I’m happy to tell you that it was absolutely worth the wait.

The front door leads straight into the horseshoe-shaped bar which is surrounded by rattan bistro stools and is creatively illuminated with wine bottles converted into pendant lights.

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