Before he opened The Inn at Pound Ridge, world-renowned chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten was a longtime resident of Waccabuc, drawn to the area because of a house his wife fell in love with. While he owns 40 eateries around the world, on the weekends, he comes here to relax and to pop into his favorite establishments, including:
›› Booksy Galore in Pound Ridge. They have a terrific selection of cookbooks.
›› Waccabuc Country Club, where I go swimming in the lake with my family during the summer.
›› 121 Restaurant in North Salem. Great for pizza with the family and close to home.
›› Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish in North Salem. Wonderful atmosphere; I love to order the lobster and steak.
›› And, of course, The Inn at Pound Ridge. I come here on the weekends with my family. I love to frequent my restaurants regularly as a guest.