Hudson Valley Restaurant Week March 18 – 31
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined Chef Jeremy McMillan of The Barn at Bedford Post last week to celebrate the start of restaurant week in Westchester County.
Now in its 6th year, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is actually two weeks of great dinning at participating restaurants in Westchester and the Hudson Valley region, from March 18-31. This year, a record 107 Westchester restaurants are participating, offering three-course lunches at a fixed price of $20.95 and/or dinners for $29.95
It is presented by "The Valley Table" magazine, in partnership with Westchester County Tourism, Dutchess County Tourism and other sponsors.
“Whether you are trying a new restaurant or returning to an old favorite to sample a special menu, Restaurant Week is a popular annual tradition here in Westchester,” said Astorino. “The variety and quality of participating restaurants, like the Barn at Bedford, is one of the reasons why Westchester is a culinary destination. Not only does Restaurant Week give our local chefs a chance to show off their remarkable and diverse culinary talents, but it also supports our local economy.”
“The team at The Barn at Bedford Post is extremely excited to be a part of this year’s Restaurant Week,” says Chef McMillan. “We have created an exciting menu that spotlights our commitment to using the finest produce and seasonal ingredients, much of which is sourced from local purveyors, and we look forward to welcoming the Westchester community.”
The impact on the local economy is significant.
“Westchester’s restaurant industry is a significant economic driver, representing $419 million in visitor spending annually in the food and beverage sector,” said Natasha Caputo, director of Westchester County Tourism.
From casual Italian eateries to 18th century inns, from top-floor luxury hotel restaurants with sweeping views to stylish riverfront hot spots, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week offers many dining options. More than 200 restaurants from seven New York counties are participating with menus that offer a wider-than-ever variety of cuisines.
This year, Westchester County Tourism has created an online and social media promotion to engage the community in the culinary extravaganza. To join the conversation, visit Facebook.com/westchestercountytourism and Twitter/westchestertour and #HVRWest.
Janet Crawshaw, founder and organizer of the event and publisher of "The Valley Table" magazine, which has been cited by "The New York Times" as “the magazine of all things epicurean up and down the Valley,” said, “Each year Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has grown in popularity, both in restaurant participation and with customers.”
For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com or www.westchestercountytourism.com. For additional information, contact the office of Westchester County Tourism at (914) 995-8500 or (800) 833-9282.
Photo of County Executive Astorino and Chef McMillan courtesy of Johana Valera