It’s that lovely time of year again that happens each spring and fall: the fortnight known, with less-than-strict accuracy, as Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. For a prix fixe of $32.95 for dinner or $22.95 for lunch (tax, beverage and gratuity not included), you get a three-course meal at some of the region’s finest restaurants (including at the Culinary Institute of America). It’s such a great opportunity to sample the culinary offerings at some of the eateries that you’ve been meaning to check out forever.
Participating restaurants can be found in eight New York counties, plus one outlier in Greenwich, Connecticut. In Ulster County, your choices include Dino’s Vigneto Café and the Would in Highland; the Perch in Marlboro; Henry’s at the Farm and the Ship Lantern Inn in Milton; À Tavola Trattoria and the Village Tearoom in New Paltz; the Dutch Ale House in Saugerties; and Butterfield in Stone Ridge.
Dutchess County offers the following options: Troutbeck in Amenia; Café Amarcord, the Pandorica and the Roundhouse in Beacon; the Eleven 11 Grille, Farm to Table Bistro, Hudson’s Ribs & Fish, Sapore and Trattoria Locanda in Fishkill; American Bounty, Bocuse and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici in Hyde Park; the Artist’s Palate, Brasserie 292, Cosimo’s Trattoria, Farmers & Chefs, the Mill House Brewing Company and Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie; Terrapin in Rhinebeck; and Aroma Osteria and Heritage Food + Drink in Wappingers Falls.
Hudson Valley Restaurant “Week” started on October 29 and runs through November 11. Reservations are strongly suggested at any of the participating venues. Not all offer both lunch and dinner, and some have day-of-the-week limitations, so make sure you check out the website at www.valleytable.com/hvrw. Bon appetit!
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Monday-Sunday, Oct. 29-Nov. 11, $32.95/$22.95, Various restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley, www.valleytable.com/hvrw