Dine out and drink up to toast the 10th Anniversary of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Over 220 eateries have registered for the budget-friendly culinary event that offers diners the chance to experience the restaurants of the region at a fraction of the normal price. Indulge in a three-course lunch for $20.95 or $29.95 for dinner. The two-week epicurean extravaganza runs from March 7th to 20th.
Car-free diners are in luck as nearly 80 participating restaurants are within walking distance of a Metro-North station, including favorites like Harvest-on-Hudson, Hudson House River Inn and Tarry Lodge. Riding the rails allows you to safely indulge in a variety of spring-inspired cocktails crafted by some of the leading mixologists in the Hudson Valley. Many feature brews and spirits from local distilleries, including Tuthilltown Spirits, Black Dirt Distillery and Hillrock Estate Distillery.
Make your reservations and get ready to explore the fertile culinary landscape just north of the Big Apple.
Photo: Harvest on Hudson
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.