Okay, so you all know that I have lived here in the Hudson Valley my entire life and completely love living along the banks of the Hudson River and being swept away by the beauty the changes of seasons provides. As I’ve gotten older I’ve now come to also appreciate the abundant supply of various ways to learn and grow through a variety of events & activities focusing on a wide range of cultural and nature experiences
Now in its 4th year (my `1st – what took me so long to participate in this I don’t know LOL), Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest, most successful dining event in the Hudson Valley. More than 140 restaurants in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Columbia Counties are participating. And over 150,000 people are expected to dine out between March 15th through 28th
During the 14-day celebration, participating restaurants serve three-course prix-fixe lunches for $20 and/or three-course dinners for $28 (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Many chefs feature products from surrounding farms and artisanal producers and offer wines, spirits and beverages produced in the Hudson Valley to complement your meal. So now the question was, hmmm, with so many great choices, where do we eat? Lunch or dinner?
After browsing the list of participating restaurants, we decided on Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill located at 91 Main Street in Cold Spring. I adore walking along the streets of this quaint village during early spring (before too many tourists start visiting). I can only image these streets filled with people years ago (before so much commercialism) walking along meeting friends along the way while shopping and dining.
Cathryn’s was a hidden treasure that we hadn’t experienced on any of our visits to Cold Spring. This cozy restaurant is located on the corner of a charming courtyard, decorated with dried flowers, bottles of wine fill tall bookcases and beautiful bold murals and great swathes of sheer fabric hang down from the ceiling. It provided a soft, inviting and slightly romantic atmosphere.
You know how much my honey and I love to share our deserts, well we decided to share our entrée as well so we could enjoy a variety! I started with the celery root, beet, apple and walnut salad that was fabulous! I wouldn’t have thought of such a delightful combination for a salad but I’m glad I did and may now try to duplicate myself at home. My honey had the bean soup which was also very good. Then on to our shared entrées; we decided on the Pork Tenderloin with Remsburger Maple Glaze served with roasted potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Carrots was done to perfection! The tenderloin was the tenderest loin I’ve had and the glaze was delicious! The second entrée was the Pan Seared Lemon Sole with Basil Hazelnut Crust!
Due to our busy schedules our dinner at Cathryn’s will most likely be our only opportunity to support and participate in Hudson Valley Restaurant week this year and we are thrilled with our experience! Did you visit any Hudson Valley Restaurants during this year’s event, if so share with us and our readers your experience.