Celebrate mom with a food and wine pairing class, an indulgent brunch, an exciting murder mystery show, and more around the Hudson Valley.
Mother’s Day is May 14, which is just around the corner. This year, give mom an unforgettable gift with a unique Hudson Valley dining experience. Check out our five recommendations below.
Food and Wine Pairing 101
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
If your mom is a wine enthusiast and loves to cook, the Food and Wine Pairing 101 class at the Culinary Institute of America is the perfect Mother’s Day present. Give her the gift of learning from the best culinary experts in the nation. She will learn how to pair food and wine to create tasty offerings. Class sizes are a maximum of 10 people, taught by a CIA expert. The class introduces the fundamentals of wine pairings, teaching how to pick the perfect wine for any meal. Mom will have the opportunity to show off her newly learned skills to family and friends.
Hudson Valley Food & Farm Tour
Foods of NY Tours
Join mom on a foodie tour of the Hudson Valley. Starting in the city of Beacon, this full-day tour will take you and Mom to Hudson Valley farms and eateries to taste local cheeses, olive oils, dounts, hard ciders, and fresh seasonal food. Offerings are presented by Scarborough Fare Olive Oils, Glazed Over Donuts, All One For One All Farm, Orchard Hill Cider Mill, and more. The tour guide will speak about Hudson Valley history along the way, and you will get to meet local farmers. Half of the day will be spent walking, and the other half a mini-bus is provided for transportation.
Spend a relaxing evening out with mom at Pinot’s Palette. You don’t have to be artsy to attend a sip and paint class; you will be guided step-by-step by an artist. Besides, the whole concept of a sip and paint is to socialize and have fun, so no need to strive for perfection! The studio offers a selection of wine and beer to enjoy while you decorate your canvas. Check out the list of public events to choose a painting that mom would love to create. Private events are also offered.
The Borland House Inn & Restaurant
Brunch is a classic Mother’s Day treat. The Borland House Inn & Restaurant offers the perfect prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu at $65 per person. Coffee, tea, juice, and various baked goods are included. Choose from entrees such as the spinach and leek quiche and the apple and ricotta stuffed French toast, with accompaniments like lemon pepper potatoes and maple sausage (entrees and accompaniments are included). Alcoholic beverages such as mimosas and cotton candy prosecco can further elevate your brunch experience.
The Dinner Detective
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
Does your mom love murder mystery? If so, a gift certificate to The Dinner Detective might be the perfect gift. She’ll savor a multi-course dinner, including the chef’s choice seasonal soup, rolls and butter, garden salad, your choice of entrée—creamy lemon garlic seared chicken, sesame ginger glazed baked salmon, and gluten-free vegetable ravioli—as well as chef’s choice dessert. Additionally, there is a fully stocked bar to purchase drinks throughout the performance. Anyone in the audience can end up being a part of the show, and the interactive performance takes place throughout the entire room. During the evening, a crime will take place, clues will be revealed, and detectives will solve the mystery.
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