Photo courtesy of Håkan Mårtensson
A farm-to-table restaurant in Kerhonkson, a gourmet chocolate shop in Beacon, and a taco bar in New Paltz spice up the region.
New to Old Main Street in Kerhonkson is Mill & Main, a family-run, farm-to-table restaurant, coffee bar, and market. Their seasonal menu features local producers plus a full-service bar stocked with local beers, small batch spirits, and natural wines. The family — Claudia Sidoti and Paul Weathered and their son Christopher — restored the circa 1971 building, which is available for private events, including book signings, art exhibitions and themed pop-ups. 845.626.1458, millandmainstreet.com
Swedish chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson brings award-winning bars, bonbons, and pastries to Beacon. The one-of-a-kind confections at HÅKAN Chocolatier are as luxurious to look at as they are to eat. Mårtensson elevates the shopping experience by displaying his intricate chocolate sculptures — they are simply extraordinary. 845.310.4470, hakanchocolatier.com
There’s a new food truck in the Valley serving up delicious seasonal fare. Roam, a roaming restaurant, served up local sweet corn arancini, chicken fried meatballs, beat toast, a smash burger, and more this past summer. Follow them on Instagram @roamfoodtruck to find out where they’ll be and what they’ll be cooking up all autumn long.
Underground Ramen & Taco is a new Asian-Latin fusion restaurant in the former Southbound BBQ space at The Barn in Chestnut Ridge. Starters like kung pao empanadas and oxtail spring rolls don’t disappoint. Go all out with the savory shoyu ramen, topped high with jerk chicken, garlic croquettes, and crispy plantains. In a hurry? Grab a few tacos (we love the hoisin meatballs) or pork belly baos to go.
New Paltz has a new family-run Mexican restaurant in town — Guac Taco & Tequila Bar. Best sellers on their extensive menu include birria tacos and Baja California burritos. Pair your meal with an Instagram-worthy cocktail — or a tequila. 845.419.2789, guactacoandtequilabar.com