Food fanatics assemble! Hudson Valley’s mouthwatering event known as Restaurant Week commences on November 4, now spanning seven counties. This year’s celebration features over 150 restaurants, highlighting a few Hudson Valley newcomers, including The Culinary Institute of America’s Bocuse Restaurant and its innovative French cuisine, as well as the New Paltz staple Mexicali Blue at its new location in Wappingers Falls. Participating restaurants will feature three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95, excluding beverage, tax, and tip. The smorgasbord of delectable delights will encompass cuisine from across the globe; from ratatouille to bratwurst and from penne all’arrabbiata to tirokafteri, foods of all cultures will be represented. The event marks one of the largest Restaurant Week events in the entire country and will continue until November 17.