Attention all foodies, and lovers of great food prepared from the finest ingredients, Spring is just around the corner and that means the Seventh Annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, presented by The Valley Table, is about to begin!
Starting March 11 and running through March 24, the 2013 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is actually a glorious TWO weeks long with over 170 restaurants participating across seven counties.
The HVRW is a promotional opportunity for the participating restaurants in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties, and a boon for diners who have a variety of cuisines and culinary offerings to choose from at reasonable prices. Many of the participating restaurants support the “Farm-to-Table” movement, showcasing ingredients grown and produced in the region.
Recently named by National Geographic as a “must-see” destination in the U.S. primarily due to it’s burgeoning food scene, the Hudson Valley region is an indisputable “foodie destination” not only for people who live here, but people from all over the world.
How Can You Participate?
Taking part in The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is simple. You don’t need tickets or invitations. Simply visit the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week website to find a list of all the participating restaurants. There you’ll find restaurants categorized by city/county, cuisine, and whether or they are serving lunch, dinner or both.
The restaurants feature prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Beverage, tax and tip are not included in this price.
I don’t know about you, but Mark and I are making a list of the restaurants we plan on visiting during this event, and are looking forward to eating some good food. We’ll let you know how it goes.
Some People Behind Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Mark and I were fortunate enough to attend the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kick-off event at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. While there, we met and talked with a few people who are passionate about food in the Hudson Valley. In the next few days, I will introduce you to a few of these people.