If you haven't already, make your reservations now. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from March 18 until March 31. It is a time when many participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunches for $20.95 and dinners for $29.95.
The annual event, in it's sixth year, entices people to venture outside of their local areas to try new restaurants. It also brings tourists from outside the region to Hudson Valley towns and cities to see what they have to offer. Last year, the event drew more than 200,000 people to 160 restaurants.
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Leading up to the week, we asked our six local participating restaurants (see list below) a few questions about their offerings. We will post answer as they are provided. Please read owner Thomas Cuomo's thoughts below. Also, feel free to leave a review of Don Tommaso's, or any other local restaurant, on Patch Places.
Q: What is the best thing about Restaurant Week?
A: The exposure it offers and the opportunity to create a fun new menu.
Q: What is on the menu:
A: Braised beef ravioli, smoked salmon carpaccio and black pepper crusted tuna
View the menu here
Q: Who decides the menu? What is the science behind a good prixe fix meal?
A: The owner and chef Tom Cuomo. A good prixe fix has good variety of options and nice portions.
Q: What is your favorite dish?
A: Our braised beef ravioli with cannellini bean, grape tomato, garlic and white wine.
Q: Are reservations recommended?
A: For weekends, yes.
Q: Are your desserts homemade?
A: All our desserts are home made expect the gelato and sorbet.
If you'd like, you can review Don Tommaso's Bistro Italiano . The other local estabilshments participating in RW are: , , , , .
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