"Danny and I spend our week day evenings in Manhattan either ordering in or eating out and so we really cherish being able to cook and entertain at home on the weekends. But ever since Chris Turgeon opened up Wilde Beest in Kingston this past year, we find ourselves cooking less and less! It pains us to admit it for fear of not being able to score a table there ever again but the truth is that the dinners they are serving there are by far the best we have ever had dining out while living in the Hudson Valley over the past 12 years, and rivals the best we have had in NYC as well! They are making pure magic in that kitchen."
"I really enjoy Gaskins, a great restaurant in Germantown. It’s our go-to spot when we’re looking for delicious local farm-to-table fare and to have a really charming and fun evening. The location is cozy and it has a delightful sparkle to the interior. Plus, the owners are consistently warm and friendly."
"Not to be missed is the recently constructed round barn at the Churchtown Dairy funded by Abby Rockefeller. There’s a small farm store that sells meats and yummy cheeses made onsite, as well as and raw milk. That’s it. There’s a medicinal garden and handsome critters. One is free to roam about and I would definitely recommend doing so."
"Although I don’t go out for breakfast or coffee unless I have guests, I love going to the Bartlett House in Ghent for a twice-baked pistachio croissant to go (amazing!) and while there, I pick up a baguette for lunch. My guests love going here for breakfast on the porch."
"You'll find me at Blooming Hill Farm with my family most weekends for brunch. Blooming Hill is all organic and their brunch and dinner menus feature their fabulous produce. Founder, Guy Jones, is a fountain of information regarding farming and growing a vegetable garden."