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The CAPaTini

Courtesy of the Garrison Fans of fruit-heavy drinks will adore this concoction from The Garrison’s inventive mixologists. Cranberry, Bosc pear, Honeycrisp apple, lemon, and thyme play with sweet vermouth and

Bourbon Maple Apple Cake

This recipe include several comforting and warming fall flavors that combine to make a perfect dessert. Any variety of apple can be used, but a darker maple syrup is recommended

Beacon’s Bad Pun Cider

Collin Bringman, Reckless Remedies / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 3 ounces local apple cider 1 ounce Denning’s Point Beacon Bourbon 2 ounces Bad Seed Cider’s Ginga Roots hard cider Pinch

Hopped Up Cider

WITH NEW YORK STATE PRODUCING OVER 29 million bushels of apples annually, it is no wonder that the Hudson Valley has been nicknamed “The Apple Belt.” With apples galore, hard cider

Apple Macaroon

Gar Wang This is an easy, healthful recipe with very little fat. White whole wheat is a whole-grain flour made from a white wheat berry. Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients

Apple Cider the Hard Way

HISTORICALLY, CIDER—THE HARD STUFF—is the alcoholic beverage of choice in the Hudson Valley; wine is a relative newcomer. In fact, from the founding of the Republic and until Prohibition became

Maple-Brined Grilled Pork Chop

Josh Kroner, Terrapin Chef Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant won the entree category and took the Gold Crown Prize for his Maple-brined grilled pork chops with Calvados demi-glace and maple-bacon

New Brews: Hard Ciders

AGE APPLE BRANDY in oak barrels for five to nine years, recombine it with fresh juice and then put it back into the barrels for another year and what happens? You

Just Say No

APPLE SLICES ARE slowly turning brown in lunch bags stuffed in school lockers across America. Though the natural oxidation process could be almost eliminated with a squeeze of citrus juice

Apple Cider Vinegar

MOVE OVER BRAGGS, there’s a new apple cider vinegar in town. Fishkill Farms, known for its eco-friendly apples and UV-treated sweet cider, is now the first Hudson Valley orchard to

Lamb Stew with Pink Pearl Apples

Chef Serge Madikians, Serevan Ingredients 2 to 3 pounds leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes 3 pounds Spanish onion, peeled, small dice 2

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