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A Valley Table Interview

Phyllis Feder of Clinton Vineyards

SEYVAL BLANC ISN’T EXACTLY A household name, even among wine lovers. A French-hybrid grape (that happens to grow especially well in the Hudson Valley) captured the heart of Ben Feder,

Laura Pensiero of Gigi Trattoria

BY NIGHT, LAURA PENSIERO welcomes guests to the beautiful trattoria she and Gianni Scappin operate in Rhinebeck. By day, she uses her knowledge as a nutritionist (she’s a Registered Dietician)

Barry Benepe

IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT without Barry Benepe, Union Square Greenmarket, or indeed any of the city’s current Greenmarkets—would not be as prominent and successful as they are, if they

John Dyson of Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

JOHN DYSON’S CV DOESN’T HINT that his ambition was to establish and promote a winery in the Hudson Valley. A Cornell graduate in agricultural economics, former New York State Commissioner

Kevin Zraly

IT MIGHT SEEM AS THOUGH Kevin Zraly has led a charmed life. Independent, good-humored, the focus of a full-page Playboy ad in 1978 (“The Playboy reader. His lust is for

Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North

ERIC GABRYNOWICZ, FROM RESTAURANT NORTH, in Armonk, made the semifinalists list for Rising Star Chef of the Year, a national category in the “Oscars®” of food. According to the rules,

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!