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Chefs showcase fall’s bounty


The first fall staging of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will kick off Nov. 5 and continue through Nov. 18 in Westchester County and five other counties in the region.

The 14-day celebration of fine dining and culinary artists features three-course meals priced at $20.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner. More than 150 restaurants throughout the region will participate.

“There’s been an explosion of great local food in the Hudson Valley,” Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine and founder of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, said in a press release. “From casual neighborhood eateries to eighteenth-century inns, luxury hotel restaurants with sweeping views to stylish riverfront hot spots, the Hudson Valley has it all.”

Westchester, with nearly 90 restaurants participating in the fall event, is the first stop on a 100-mile stretch of eateries in the valley.

“Restaurant Week is really a celebration of the Hudson Valley” and its farmers, growers, winemakers and chefs,” said Peter Kelly, chef and owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group and co-chair of the restaurant week advisory board. “It’s a collaborative effort.”

Now in its sixth year, the event has been successful for restaurants and diners alike, according to restaurateurs.

“It’s been wildly successful for the Kittle House and for just about every restaurant that I know that participates,” said Glenn Vogt, managing partner of Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. “The opportunity to get new customers through the door, to show off and hope they can come back again, that’s really the benefit for us.”

For diners, it’s an opportunity to taste the best the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Chef Vincent Barcelona of Harvest on Hudson Restaurant in Hastings said a bounty of squash, pumpkin, apples and pears from farms in the valley will be on his menu and prepared in new ways for Restaurant Week’s fall debut. “It’s what the harvest is all about,” he said.

Spearheaded by The Valley Table, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is sponsored by M&T Bank, WHUD Radio, Millbrook Vineyards, The Gold Standard, Crown Maple, Irving Farm Coffee Co., The Journal News, Dutchess County Tourism, Westchester County Tourism and Hudson Valley Bounty.

In Westchester County, diners’ options range from classic Italian, French, steak and seafood houses to Eclectic American, Nuevo Latino, Moroccan, Portuguese or Greek cuisine. Here is a list of participating restaurants in the county:

Armonk: Beehive, Marc Charles, Moderne Barn, Opus 465, Restaurant North.

Briarcliff Manor: Hudson at Haymount House.

Bronxville: Rosie’s Bistro Italiano, Sammy’s Downtown Bistro.

Chappaqua: Crabtree’s Kittle House, King Street Restaurant and Bar, Le Jardin du Roi.

Cortlandt Manor: Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant.

Dobbs Ferry: Cedar Street Grill, Half Moon, Harper’s Restaurant and Bar, The Cookery.

Elmsford: Rini’s Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Harrison: Emilio Ristorante, Halstead Avenue Bistro.

Hartsdale: Caffe Azzurri.

Hastings-on-Hudson: Harvest on Hudson.

Irvington: Il Sorriso, Mima Vinoteca, Red Hat on the River, River City Grille.

Katonah: Le Fontane Restaurant.

Larchmont: Chat 19, Lusardi’s Restaurant, PLATES.

Mamaroneck: Chef Antonio Restaurant, Le Provencal Bistro, Nemea Greek Taverna, Zitoune.

Mount Kisco: Cafe of Love, Eduardo’s Restaurant, Myong Gourmet, Village Social Kitchen & Bar, Neo World Bistro & Sushi Bar.

New Rochelle: Don Coqui, Posto 22.

North Salem: 121 Restaurant and Bar.

Ossining: Goldfish Restaurant and Oyster Bar.

Peekskill: Division Street Grill, Gleason’s, Harbor at Charles Point, Peekskill Brewery.

Pelham: Bistro Rollin, Caffe Regatta.

Pleasantville: Haven, Iron Horse Grill.

Port Chester: Il Sogno, Tarry Lodge, Sonora.

Rye: Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse,
La Panetiere.

Scarsdale: The 808 Bistro, Chat American Grill, Eastchester Fish Gourmet, Fig & Olive Westchester, Massa’, Meritage Restaurant, Moscato Restaurant.

Somers: Il Forno Trattoria.

Tarrytown: Bistro Z, Caravela, Cellar 49, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sweet Grass, Tarry Tavern.

White Plains: 42, Benjamin Steakhouse, Butterfield 8 American Gastropub, Emma’s Ale House, Gaucho Grill Argentino Steakhouse, La Bocca Ristorante, Legal Sea Foods, Lola’s Mexican Kitchen, Melting Pot, Morton’s Steakhouse, Mulberry Street Italian Kitchen, Sofrito, Sam’s of Gedney Way.

Yonkers: Dolphin, La Lanterna Restaurant & Caffe, X20 Xaviar’s on the Hudson, Tombolino Restaurant, Zuppa Restaurant.

Yorktown: Traditions 118.

Yorktown Heights: Don Tommaso’s Bistro Italiano, Thyme Restaurant.

For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com or call 845-561-2022.

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