Upstater Destinations: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Nov. 4-17Kandy Harris | October 24, 2013
We had the opportunity to attend the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week preview at Millbrook Vineyards and Winery this week, and it was everything we anticipated from one of the prettiest vineyards this side of the Hudson River (by this side, we mean the east side over in Dutchess County). The fall colors were popping on the hillside, and the golden vine leaves provided a bold backdrop to the Cabernet Franc grapes that were ripe for picking. There, all the participants gathered under the big tent in order to try some fine local food and drink, provided by Sprout Creek Farm, Acorn Hill Farm, Black Dirt Distillery, Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, Quattro’s Farm, Manhattan Beer, Hudson Valley Skin Care, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Harney & Sons, and Red Barn Produce. Whew! That’s quite a list, and they put on quite spread with everything from fine cheeses to wood-fired pizza to apple pie to wine to moonshine and applejack. The event also included grape harvesting/smooshing.
As usual, there are a multitude of restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week (November 4-17), which, of course, falls right around the time of the harvest. Make sure you check out the long list of eateries and book yourself a table. There’s bound to be something for everyone, no matter what your taste buds are craving. Meanwhile, take a gander at some photos we took of the event after the jump.
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