Food & Drink

The Hudson Valley is one of the most important and dynamic culinary regions in the country. Once considered the breadbasket of America during the Revolutionary War, the Hudson Valley’s deep agricultural roots and distinctive tenor contribute to the region’s locally sourced food ethos. Hudson Valley restaurants offer local ingredients, like fresh produce and grass-fed beef, and farms provide sustainable food throughout the region through farmers’ markets and CSA’s.

General Food & Drink

Prog Tapas: Panzur

Holly Tarson deliciously describes Tivoli’s tapas-style restuarant, Panzur, whose menu dances between rustic and refined cuisine.

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Always Use a Condiment

Cooks Are Doing It for Themselves
Peter Barrett explains how virtually all of the standard condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and barbecue sauce) can be made at home.

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Night of the Living Basques

Spanish Feast and Wine Dinner
Chronogram presents a night of Basque-inspired dining in at Elephant in Uptown Kingston with Elephant Wine Bar and Kingston Wine Co.

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Mill House Brewing Company

Poughkeepsie on Tap
Chronogram takes an exclusive tour inside one of the Hudson Valley's hottest new breweries.

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FRESH AIR: 2014’s Outdoor Drinking/Lounging All-Star: The "Bar" at the Rhinecliff is Open…Oh yeah!

It’s been too when the sun is shining, and the temperature is rising, you need to put yourself in a good, drink-in-hand, lounging-outdoor-on-the-river situation. Lucky for you, the best  drink-in-hand, lounging-outdoor-on-the-river location is open for the season! Visit the "Bar" at the Rhinecliff…tonight!

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Culinary Adventures

The Rail Trail Café

Trail Mix
An intimate look at this outdoor eatery just off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trial in Rosendale.

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Bread is on the Rise in the Hudson Valley

Brian Cronin reports on the growing number of artisanal bakeries in the Hudson Valley.

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Home Cooking in High Falls
Ann Nickinson and partner, Lisa Hall, have opened the third branch of Kitchenette here in the Hudson Valley, in the location of the former High Falls Cafe.

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Date Night All Night @ The Rhinecliff.

Every Wednesday enjoy a romantic get-away with dinner & overnight special at the historic Rhinecliff. $50 Dinner for 2, riverside. Includes 3 courses, glass of wine & coffee. Overnight “romance rooms” $100+taxes includes full breakfast, river views, Jacuzzi. Combined $400 Value. 845-876-0590 the

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Rhinecliff’s legendary Jazz Brunch for Dad & Father’s Day Dinner!

Father’s Day at our legendary Jazz Brunch & Father’s Day Dinner. Brunch 11.00am – 2.00pm. Vocalist/ guitarist Perry Beekman plays from 11:30a- 3pm $32.95 +tax+service. coffee & orange included + free beer. Dinner 5-9pm 3 courses + coffee+glass of cab or beer $35.95+tax+service. Reservations Recommended.

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Farms & CSA

Hops Spring Eternal

Farming for beer in the Hudson Valley.
A demand for local hops has surged, strengthening the economy and emphasizing healthy farming. Local beer farmers in the Hudson Valley are hard at work during the hop harvest season of August and September.

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Hudson Valley Farmers' Markets 2014

An updated list of your favorite local farmers' markets.

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Locally Grown

NECC’s Chef and Farmer Brunch

The annual brunch, uniting local chefs and farmers, is back.

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The Hudson Valley Craft Beer Scene

A Revolution on Tap
Karen Angel surveys the ever-expanding Hudson Valley craft brewing landscape.

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Hudson Valley Events

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Community Shambhala Meditation @ Sky Lake Lodge

Community Shambhala Meditation

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. — Get away from your daily hustle and bustle and find peace at...

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Hudson Valley Tweets

Hudson Valley Food

Focus on locally sourced food at restaurants in the Hudson Valley allows for fresh, seasonal, and diverse farm-to-table offerings year-round. A dining experience in the Hudson Valley gives you a taste of the region itself—what fruits and vegetables are in season and what artisanal products are made in the area. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is one of the top cooking schools in the world, and many Hudson Valley restaurants are staffed with CIA graduates. From modern gastropubs to old-world cafés, Hudson Valley restaurants include a wide variety of culinary styles, applying innovative techniques to the local palette.

Hudson Valley Drink

From wineries to breweries to distilleries, the Hudson Valley is home to a thriving craft-beverage industry. Historically, the Hudson Valley is an important place for wine and spirits, home to places like Tuthilltown—the first microdistillery to open in New York since Prohibition. The Hudson Valley offers a vibrant scene for locally made artisanal wine, beer, hard cider, and spirits, and many facilities offer tours and tastings for a behind-the-scenes look into the handcrafted process. Hudson Valley restaurants and bars also offer regional beer and wine and artisanal cocktails made with local spirits.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the region's finest culinary creations are available at bargain prices. The region-wide food event includes more than 190 participating restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners and lunches. These restaurants are located in seven counties along the Hudson River from north of New York City to just south of Albany. Restaurants, the farmers who supply them, and the surrounding businesses all benefit from increased neighborhood traffic during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, making it an important event for the local economy.