Welcome to our list of favorite dining destinations in New York's Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. We visit restaurants, wineries, barbecues, and a smattering of off the beaten path culinary destinations like maple sugar shacks and fromageries. My friends and I have been dining out together weekly for over twenty years. The locations we write about are our favorite destinations. We are not claiming they are the best, just our favorites. The posts are not "reviews" in the classic sense. - we offer only our picks, not pans. We will leave the criticism to others. We are a happy blog. We much prefer a good bistro to "haute cuisine", especially if they also have a nice bar. We prefer a crock of cassoulet and a bottle of Beaujolais to just about anything else. If you enjoy simple home style rustic cooking with a decent (but not too expensive) bottle of wine, then pull up a chair and join us.
Monday, October 17, 2011
It appears that Delafield's Restaurant in the Mount Carmel area of downtown Poughkeepsie has closed its doors (again). This location housed some iconic eateries in the past including Nick Beni's, Joseph's and Caesar's, all fabulously successful in their day. It is one of the most comfortable bars - and bar rooms - ever designed, so I really want someone to make a go of it there.
I have two posts to work on this weekend. We had dinner at Rraci's, a popular Italian restaurant in Brewster two weeks ago.
Last Saturday we spent the day foraging for wild mushrooms near Paul Smith's campus north west of Saranac Lake, and stopped for dinner on the way back home at one of our favorite destinations - Paradox Lodge in Lake Placid. It is still one of the best bistro style restaurants in the North Country, and one of our favorites. I'll try to get both posts up by Sunday.