Take a Bite Out of the Hudson Valley

Cafe of Love

Cafe of Love

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns November 3-16, 2014, and this fall’s lineup is 30 percent larger than last year’s, with nearly 200 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Chefs focus on using farm-fresh area produce and other locally made foods on their menus.

Because Restaurant Week means a good deal on a great meal, Hudson Valley foodies use it as an excuse to try the new eatery around the corner or take a road trip to visit an old haunt, enjoying the autumn scenery along the way. While the list of participating venues is diverse in terms of menu and locale—Café of Love in Mount Kisco has a French bistro feel, for example, while Clock Tower Grill in Brewster is best described as “barn chic”—local and sustainable is a common theme. The official restaurant list is posted at HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.

No passes, tickets or coupons are required to take advantage of Restaurant Week; diners simply visit the website, choose a restaurant from the list online, and call the restaurant directly to reserve a table. (Prices do not include beverages and tip.) Participating restaurants can submit their menus to be posted on the Restaurant Week website, but note that menus may change, as locally sourced ingredients are not always available and quantities may run out.

This two-week event attracts 200,000 diners a year to the Hudson Valley, which is a celebrated culinary destination and was named one of National Geographic’s top-20 “must-see destinations” in the world. In coordination with the event, many area hotels are offering special getaway deals on lodging.

To see discount packages or for more information, visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.