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PARTICIPATING IN HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK!

Cathryn's Tuscan Grill - Cold Spring NY

Okay, so you all know that I have lived here in  the Hudson Valley my entire life and completely love living along the banks of the Hudson River and being swept away by the beauty the changes of seasons provides.  As I’ve gotten older I’ve now come to also appreciate the abundant supply of various ways to learn and grow through a variety of events & activities focusing on a wide range of cultural and nature experiences

 

Now in its 4th year (my `1st – what took me so long to participate in this I don’t know LOL), Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest, most successful dining event in the Hudson Valley. More than 140 restaurants in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Columbia Counties are participating. And over 150,000 people are expected to dine out between March 15th through 28th

During the 14-day celebration, participating restaurants serve three-course prix-fixe lunches for $20 and/or three-course dinners for $28 (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Many chefs feature products from surrounding farms and artisanal producers and offer wines, spirits and beverages produced in the Hudson Valley to complement your meal. So now the question was, hmmm, with so many great choices, where do we eat?  Lunch or dinner?

After browsing the list of participating restaurants, we decided on Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill located at 91 Main Street in Cold Spring.  I adore walking along the streets of this quaint village during early spring (before too many tourists start visiting).  I can only image these streets filled with people years ago (before so much commercialism) walking along meeting friends along the way while shopping and dining. 

Cathryn’s was a hidden treasure that we hadn’t experienced on any of our visits to Cold Spring.  This cozy restaurant is located on the corner of a charming courtyard, decorated with dried flowers, bottles of wine fill tall bookcases and beautiful bold murals and great swathes of sheer fabric hang down from the ceiling.  It provided a soft, inviting and slightly romantic atmosphere. 

 

You know how much my honey and I love to share our deserts, well we decided to share our entrée as well so we could enjoy a variety!  I started with the celery root, beet, apple and walnut salad that was fabulous!  I wouldn’t have thought of such a delightful combination for a salad but I’m glad I did and may now try to duplicate myself at home.  My honey had the bean soup which was also very good.  Then on to our shared entrées; we decided on the Pork Tenderloin with Remsburger Maple Glaze served with roasted potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Carrots was done to perfection!  The tenderloin was the tenderest loin I’ve had and the glaze was delicious!  The second entrée was the Pan Seared Lemon Sole with Basil Hazelnut Crust!

 

Due to our busy schedules our dinner at Cathryn’s will most likely be our only opportunity to support and participate in Hudson Valley Restaurant week this year and we are thrilled with our experience!  Did you visit any Hudson Valley Restaurants during this year’s event, if so share with us and our readers your experience.

As always, I wish you days filled with happiness and “wonder” – take the time to “wonder” what it is that made you smile today!

Dinner on the Hudson @ the Hudson House

Cold Spring-Garrison NY-street pole flaf

Cold Spring-Garrison NY-street pole flaf

The Hudson House River Inn located at 2 Main Street on the serene waterfront approximately 100 feet from the beautiful Hudson River in the quaint village of Cold Spring, NY in Putnam County.  Cold Spring is well know for being a quaint antique shopping village.

Hudson House River Inn

Hudson House River Inn

Entrance to Hudson House River Inn Restaurant

Entrance to Hudson House River Inn Restaurant

gazebo-at-ribers-edge-in-coild-spring dscn0023 hudson-river-at-cold-spring Dinner was  absolutely amazing and delicious.  I enjoyed fillet of sole stuffed with crab-meat and summer vegitables!  Of course we started with a spectacular appetizer for two which included homemade Maryland crabcakes, shrimp cocktail, fresh mozzarella and beefsteak tomato w/basil, baby arugula drizzeled w/extra virgin olive oil – what can I say but Oh My Gosh! Between the garlic bread and brushuta, then the appetizeer I was already impressed!

Filet of sole with crabmeat stuffing and seasonal veggies!

Filet of sole with crabmeat stuffing and seasonal veggies!

Then off to a unique concert in Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls, NY featuring the Riverbank Banjo Band.  Totally an unexpected pleasure to learn from our new friend “Mary” down in Cold Spring-thanks Mary for letting us know about this concert and it was great sitting next to you and enjoy the sounds of this very unique band.

Mesier Park-Wappingers Falls NY

Mesier Park-Wappingers Falls NY

Here is a tiny sampling of this amazing band – I would encourage eveyone to check out the Riverbank Banjo Band’s calendar of events.

I’m looking forward to exploring more summer concert series in the Hudson Valley this summer – what about you?  Share with us the events you’ve attend or those that may be upcoming!  Until next time, happy concerting!

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