When the temps turn cold, I make dinner reservations at restaurants with fireplaces. My favorites are Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish in North Salem, Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights, and the Tap Room at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Mt. Kisco. All three serve up delicious seasonal food using local ingredients and happen to be housed in 18th century buildings for the ultimate coziness.
—Linda Fears, editor-in-chief
Once the leaves start falling in the Valley, I make a beeline to Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co. in Beacon for a bag of pumpkin spice marshmallows. They’re the perfect seasonal twist for s’mores.
— Sabrina Sucato, digital managing editor
Pesto is a year-round fave for me — I love it in any season. But there’s just something about Hudson Valley Pantry’s all-natural basil pesto (find online, or at Rockland-based farmers markets) over an autumnal dish of fettucine, butternut squash, and arugula. It hits the spot.
— Francesca Furey, associate editor
Autumn brings incredible farm-to-table specials throughout the Hudson Valley, especially in Rhinebeck. Terrapin’s menu matches the season expertly. When October movies play at Upstate Films, it’s absolutely vital to walk down the street for farmers’ market veggie crepes, BBQ duck quesadillas, and fall-flavored cocktails.
—Raphael Beretta, digital editor