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5 Eateries You Won’t Want to Miss This Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

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Cellaio participates in HVRW this year. / Courtesy photo

Local foodie favorites bring their A-game with seasonal flavors and prix fixe price points. Have you reserved a table (or planned your takeout order) yet?

For food enthusiasts in the Hudson Valley (cough, cough, everyone), the most magical time of the year is almost here. That’s right, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is right around the corner.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s regional food fest looks a little different. In addition to dine-in offerings, many participating restaurants offer their delectable menus for delivery or takeout as well. On The Valley Table‘s website, visitors can search everything from indoor or outdoor dining to delivery, takeout, and proximity to a Metro-North railroad station.

In anticipation of the two weeks of culinary extravagance, which kicks off on November 9 and runs until November 22, we got in touch with a few of the masterminds behind the leading eateries in the Hudson Valley. Take a sneak peek at the three-course prix fixe menu options now, then get ready to make reservations for lunch, which costs $25.95, or dinner, which rings in at $35.95. Trust us, it’s the only way to stop the stomach rumblings.

The Greekish

Nyack

When it comes to Restaurant Week specials, The Greekish, formerly 8 North Broadway, takes its menu very seriously. The Nyack spot switches up the standard app, entree, and dessert format with an option to pick one dip and pita, plus any three meze dishes. Speaking of the meze, they could be anything from fresh shucked oysters and smashed lemon soaked potatoes to fried calamari with peperoncini and charred Brussels sprouts with oregano and feta. It’s a must for anyone who loves a build-your-own-adventure meal.

Dutch Ale House

Saugerties

In honor of the eatery’s signature upscale pub grub, Dutch Ale House delivers a flavorful fall Restaurant Week menu that allows eaters to sample everything from roasted delicata squash to pastrami-style chicken breast. Start strong with the roasted squash salad, which gets an indulgent upgrade with burrata and mint. For the main dish, pick a favorite between the tropetti pasta in a roasted cauliflower cacio pepe sauce and the pastrami-style chicken breast with white wine-braised cabbage and charred scallion mustard. Top it all off with the Dutch’s cheese board, which features aged NY cheddar, apples, fig jam, and raisin walnut bread, for dessert.

Heritage Food + Drink

Wappingers Falls

It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley loves Heritage (it only won two of our 2020 Best of Hudson Valley awards). In honor of Restaurant Week, the Wappingers Falls eatery embraces fall flavors and farm-to-table comfort fare. Kick the dinner party off with apps like pumpkin arancini with sage, mozzarella, and black truffle oil. Follow them up with crispy pork shank, a hearty main that pairs local apples, sweet potato-root vegetable hash, and pickled mustard seeds on one plate. As for sweets, make a beeline for the cast iron brownie. In case you haven’t seen Heritage’s cast iron creations on Instagram, they’re show-stopping treats too good to be shared.

 

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Limoncello at the Orange Inn

Goshen

On its three-course Restaurant Week menu, Goshen mainstay Limoncello puts delightful twists on autumnal comfort foods. Think quinoa and beets with cranberries and candied almonds to start, followed by a choice of pork ribeye, homemade cavatelli, or IPA-braised beef short ribs. For a sweet finish, try your best to choose between the homemade pumpkin bread pudding with vanilla gelato and caramel or the restaurant’s highly addictive tiramisu. Decisions, decisions.

 

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Cellaio

Monticello

In true Hudson Valley fashion, Scott Conant’s Cellaio embraces all things seasonal on its Restaurant Week menu. Diners at Resorts World Catskills can jumpstart their taste buds with a savory chickpea, sausage, and cabbage soup, then delve into either roasted game hen or skirt steak with chimichurri and potato puree. For dessert, end dinner on a high note with a perfect portion of salted caramel budino with gianduja crumble. Now that’s how to do upscale comfort food in the Hudson Valley.