The latest addition to the Mount Kisco dining scene: The Rose Room, an upscale Italian restaurant with plush fabric on the walls, a waist-high gas fireplace and a groovy purple-and-white color scheme.
The restaurant is owned by Michael Lubic, who also owns Traditions 118 Restaurant in Granite Springs with his mother, Lisa Lubic, and it’s named after his maternal grandmother, Rose. Just down the street is Eduardo’s, an Italian restaurant on South Moger Avenue that’s also in the family and is named after Lubic’s maternal grandfather.
On the menu are twists on familiar Italian-American classics, like Calamari “118” Style, named after the special preparation served at Traditions 118.
The Rose Room will also offer DJ-curated music throughout the week, and hundreds of bottles of wine are available, ranging in price from about $40 to $500-$600.
The space was the former French American Bistro, which closed last year. The Rose Room will celebrate its opening with an invitation-only gala Monday night and already has a Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu prepared.
The 411 on The Rose Room is coming. Til then: 222 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. roseroomny.com
Reporter Alex Weisler stopped in to speak with Lubic and survey the space Thursday as part of The Journal News’ video training, which tasked reporters to shoot, edit and narrate a video entirely from their iPhones in about two hours. (Want to get an inside look? Check out the hashtag #turbovideo on Twitter.)
Check out Alex’s cool video!