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.

Bars

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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Cooking

Ready, Set, Goat!

Raising and eating goat meat is on the rise in the Hudson Valley.

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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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Dining

How To Eat a Dumpling

Nicole Hitner eats authentic Manchurian Jiaozi in Wappingers Falls.

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

The annual event returns again on November 23.

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Kitchenette

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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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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Locally Grown

The Huguenot

Call it "Farmer-Chef-Food"
The Huguenot raises the bar on farm-to-table to a symbiotic level that's been dubbed "farmer-chef-food." Chef Nathan Snow writes his menu based on what Karl Family Farm in Modena has available at the farm.

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NECC’s Chef and Farmer Brunch

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

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Hudson Valley Events

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FarmOn! Book Signing and Cocktail Party @ Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro

FarmOn! Book Signing and Cocktail Party

Thu., Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m. — Swill Hudson Valley-inspired elixirs and talk food economics with FarmOn! Foundation founder...
Salt of the Earth: Robert Skinner and Dorothy Gaydos @ Orange Regional Medical Center

Salt of the Earth: Robert Skinner and Dorothy Gaydos

Nov. 13-Dec. 19 — Salt of the Earth, presented in collaboration with the Orange County Land...

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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.