Festa at Italian Center Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19: One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The story goes that Eleanor Roosevelt’s limousine driver would pull up to Caffe Aurora and fetch her a box of pastries to take home to Hyde Park.
Saturday, May 18: There will be more than 10,000 cupcakes on hand as well as live bands, bouncy houses, wagon rides and the Gardiner Cupcake Classic 5K Run through the orchards.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Receive a souvenir wineglass at your starting winery and enjoy delicious wine-tastings paired with a mouthwatering food bite – cheeses, meats, salads, pastas or desserts – at some or all of the 15 member wineries.
The operation started as a pop-up, appearing only at festivals, events, and farmer’s markets and the bakery quickly gained a strong following.
Saturday-Sunday. Apr. 28-29: Tap celebrates artisanal beer from small makers – no major corporate brands, even the ones that disguise themselves as boutique and micro. The Festival features pale ales, pilseners, weisbiers, porters, stouts, Scotch ales and much more, from hearty Bohemian and Bavarian-style lagers to glorious Belgian-style ales.
Saturday, April 13: In her memoir, Tiny Hotdogs: A Memoir in Small Bites, Giuliani recounts how she went from a “friendless, hairy, deeply uncool” teenager to discovering her passion for food and creating a life around serving it in style.
It’s a modest establishment, this down-to-earth café on Broadway in Kingston that specializes in Guatemalan-American cuisine. Opened nearly three years ago by Noe Delcid and his partner Ewelina, the kitchen’s steady production of Latin-based dishes using fresh ingredients has garnered a following.
Cheers to the Brewery at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), an educational microbrewery on campus that was recently honored as the New York State Brewery of the Year for 2019. In addition, two student-produced beers earned Gold Medals competing against professional breweries in their respective categories at the New York State Craft Beer Competition.
The current owner chose to focus on healthy food after her own diet was turned upside down by a medical diagnosis.
Culinary Institute of America retools restaurants to become less intimidating, more community-friendly, in keeping with the mission of Waldy Malouf. “The building, the whole campus can be a little intimidating. The reality is that we see about 300,000 visitors a year. The CIA is the largest tourist attraction in this region.”