Chefs in restaurants across Putnam County are working to create menus for the first-ever fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Nov. 5-18. During this 14-day celebration of fine dining in the Hudson Valley, participating restaurants offer restaurant-goers three-course lunches at a fixed price of $20.95 and/or dinners for $29.95.
“There’s been an explosion of great local food in the Hudson Valley,” said Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine, who founded Hudson Valley Restaurant Week to showcase the valley as a premier culinary destination.
Many participating restaurants showcase the bounty of Hudson Valley farms and orchards by using locally grown ingredients on their menus.
“Valley Restaurant at the Garrison participates in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week because it is an opportunity to highlight regional food and drink and reinforce the reputation of the valley as a culinary destination,” said General Manager Chip Allemann. “A sensational item on our Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu is Garrison Farm pork belly featuring pork raised on our farm, with honey crisp apple, Garrison Farm fennel, cheddar cheese biscuit hash and cider jus.”
“This is Restaurant Week’s sixth year, and each year it has grown in popularity, so much so that we decided to organize a fall event for the first time,” said Crawshaw. “We recommend making reservations early so as not to be disappointed,” she added.
More than 150 restaurants in six counties are participating. The following is a list of participating restaurants in Putnam County:
Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill
Hudson House River Inn
Valley Restaurant at the Garrison Golf Club
The Chophouse Grille
The Terrace Club
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is sponsored by M&T Bank, WHUD Radio, Millbrook Vineyards, The Gold Standard, Crown Maple, Irving Farm Coffee Company, The Moviehouse, The Journal News, Dutchess County Tourism, Westchester County Tourism and Hudson Valley Bounty.
For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com or call 845-561-2022.