Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has Begun

by | Mar 15, 2018 | Blog | 0 comments

Hudson Valley - Olde Rhinebeck InnThe Hudson Valley abounds with some of the best locally sourced food and restaurants in New York State, being located near the world famous Culinary Institute of America “might” just a have a little bit to do with that. With many CIA graduates falling in love while attending school in the Valley, graduating and then deciding to settle down and start or run restaurants in the area.

Running 14 days, with 200 restaurants participating, this two-week celebration of culinary excellence is an opportunity for chefs to flaunt their best dishes, for diners to check out new spots and visit old favorites.

The over 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley are offering special, three-course dinner menus for $32.95. Many also offer 3-course lunches for $22.95. (Plus beverage, tax and tip).

No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Diners browse the list of participating restaurants and call the restaurant directly to reserve a table. Reservations highly suggested at most restaurants.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week includes restaurants from seven counties including Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Orange and Ulster, spanning 115 miles along the valley.

Social media fans can participate on Instagram hashtag #HVRW.

An Irish Blessing…

May you always have…

for the winds.  A roof for the rain. 

Tea beside the fire.  Laughter to cheer you 

Those you love near you.  And all your heart might desire.

We think you will find all of these, and more, when you stay here!

This coming weekend is Saint Patrick’s Day, and the Hudson Valley puts on the best darn shindigs to be found in all of New York State! Some great local events to check out this weekend and next!

The 4th Annual Snout to Tail Event Hosted By Slow Food Hudson Valley

March 17th and March 24th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Slow Food Hudson Valley puts on their fourth annual event which gives people the chance to watch and participate in the creation of some delicious pork delicacies, led by professional chefs.  Chef and Butcher Thomas Schneller, Chef John Kowalski and Chef Dan Turgeon are your hosts and teachers for this special event.

Kesicke Farm Cattle229 Middle Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Wine & Irish Cheese Pairings

Saturday, March 17th

Seatings will be at 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Saturday and reservations can be made by calling 845.589.5122 ext. 21

A special wine and cheese pairing in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Come experience a tasting of Millbrook wines with a selection of Irish Cheeses.

Cost is $40 per person or $35 per person plus tax for PSR Club Members.

Come out and support local music at The Shelter: Underground Bar this Saturday at 8pm for our St. Paddy’s Day Shindig. Get yer Irish on ☘️cause the band Little Creek is gonna give you a good dose of Irish tunes mixed in with country. 

Irish Soda Bread - Olde Rhinebeck Inn

 Olde Rhinebeck Inn’s favorite Irish Soda Bread Recipe

 2 cups flour  (can use all purpose, pastry flour, whole wheat, combinations of ) try adding     a little wheat germ too.

 1 tbs. sugar

 ½ tsp. salt 

½ tsp. baking soda                                

 2 tbs. butter

 ½ cup raisins or craisins

1 large egg (beaten)

½ cup buttermilk (can substitute milk with 1 tbs. vinegar or lemon juice)

Preheat oven to 400

Line baking sheet with parchment paper

In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda

Cut in butter until only small specks are visible

Add raisins or craisins

Add egg, and milk, stir only till dough comes together will be slightly sticky

Scrape onto baking sheet, with floured hands, shape into ball, flatten, cut top in a traditional cross

Bake 30 minutes, until a medium golden brown.

Erin Go Bragh!!

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