Order up during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Mini deep fried apple pies in the making
Mini deep fried apple pies in the making

If you’re remotely close to New York’s Hudson Valley, now’s the time to discover new and not-so-new restaurants offering tempting menus at prix fixe prices during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. I visited the sparkling-clean kitchen at Valley last week and caught up with the culinary team. Check in with Executive Chef Vin Mocarski at Valley Restaurant at the Garrison to start sampling. Valley will also remain open this winter. Save a date with your favorite dinner partner and warm up with their seasonal contemporary American cuisine.




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