Calling all foodies! Who doesn’t love fresh farm ingredients? A handful of Ulster County restaurants are featuring farm-to-table cooking and community-oriented dining at Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW).
There’s more than 200 restaurants in the Hudson Valley participating at HVRW this year on November 4-17. Over the two weeks, the restaurants offer special dinners with three courses for $32.95. There’s even some 3-course lunch specials for $22.95. Beverages, tax, and tip not included in the price.
Butterfield in Stone Ridge utilizes ingredients from local farms in the area, including Ray Tousey, Old Chatham, Coach Farm, Ronny Brook, Wrights Farm, Poughkeepsie Project, and more. This year, Butterfield plans to use as many local ingredients as possible. Be on the lookout for hubbard squash bisque, baby kale, beet salad, and crispy cauliflower appetizers.
“We will be highlighting trout from Beaverkill for restaurant week, as well as ricotta gnudi with mushrooms and our house smoked short ribs,” says Jesse Fredrick, chef at Butterfield. “I am most excited for the opportunity to showcase our establishment and open our doors to new guests.”
Other restaurants with a farm-to-table and community oriented essence include A Tavola Trattoria in New Paltz, Coppola’s La Fantasia Ristorante, Dutch Ale House, Henry’s at the Farm, Ship Lantern Inn, Tavern at Diamond Mills, and The Would Restaurant, just to name a few.
A Tavola Trattoria, located in New Paltz is known for its local produce and seasonal menu. The restaurant brings farm-to-table to life with inspiration from Italian classics in their homemade pasta dishes, breads, and desserts.
Walk through beautiful organic gardens and orchards and immerse yourself in all things local at Henry’s at the Farm in Milton. The cuisine is sourced from local products and fresh eggs, milk, and honey make its way to the table. Fresh eggs and honey, from Millstone Farm’s aviary and apiary make their appearance on the menu and in craft cocktails, year-round. In season, fresh produce from both Millstone’s garden and orchard and from neighboring farms, is delivered to Henry’s inspired kitchen daily, making its way to your table at lunch and dinner.
If you’re feeling fancy, visit Ship Lantern Inn for an elegant and classy meal. They focus on fine dining and friendly service in a historic atmosphere.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week spans two weeks, so there’s plenty of time to explore all throughout Ulster County and try places you’ve always wanted to go to or have never been to before.