Wine Tasting, Live Music at Torne Valley Vineyards

48 Torne Valley believes a day at the vineyard shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why they offer tastings of their full compliment of eight wines, for just $8.  Reservations are not required.  All of our wines are sold by the glass or bottle.

Saturday, November 17th, 11 AM – 5 PM

 

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HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns Mon Oct 29-Sun Nov 11. Be sure to make reservations early. The two-week celebration of dining is an opportunity for chefs to flaunt their best fare, for diners to check out new restaurants and visit old favorites. Over 200 participating restaurants (15 in Orange County) offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus for a fraction of the normal price. No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Reservations are highly recommended.

www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest

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SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9, 2018

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The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest celebrates the bounty of wine, food and fun in the Hudson Valley all in one place. This annual event takes place the second weekend of September at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Enjoy hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley WineriesCideriesDistilleriesCraft Beers, Food Trucks and Gourmet Foods.

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Rock’n Brunch

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The Anchor in Kinsgston

Not your typical polite brunch! We are here for your recoveries needs with Brunch Food and Drink specials along with our regular menu.
Try our house made corned beef hash or how about Hot Mess Fries with Eggs? Sweet tooth? We got you covered with weekly French Toast Specials! Ever had a doughnut hamburger bun? Me either…but let’s do it!
Carafes of Bloody Marys and Mimosas coming right at ya!

 

Walkway Lecture Series with Thomas Ilich, P.E.-Courage to Dream

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Saturday, June 16th in Poughkeepsie

Fun and informative evening with Mr. Tom Ilich. He will be presenting a lecture on the history of building the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson. The lecture will cover the courage needed to overcome the challenges of creating the Bridge in the 1800’s, the design process underwent to get to the final design and the criticism and upgrades surrounding the entirety of it. As part of the lecture, he will also be presenting his documentary “Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge – Past, Present & Future”.

The film includes interviews with key players in transforming the abandoned railroad bridge into the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that has become a world class tourist destination. Mr. Ilich’s lecture will provide an overview of the technical challenges of any major river crossing, design types and structural principles. He will also speak to the political challenges involved in building the bridge in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We will also be celebrating Path Through History Weekend—a showcase of New York State’s rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich heritage. New York’s new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state’s amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you – from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today.

Complimentary for Walkway members. For non-members – donation suggested, or take this opportunity to become a member.

Seating is limited, please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2Jrsrpt

Location: Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse (handicap accessible on the lower level – N. Water Street entrance)

Steak & Whiskey for Father’s Day Weekend @ The Switch Inn

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Your dad loves steak, whiskey and The Switch Inn!
Enjoy our special Father’s Day Menu ALL WEEKEND!

EACH ENTREE (you do not have to be a father) is served with a glass of our featured whiskey, Montauk Hard Label, neat or on the rocks 🥃

Menu choices include:

Peppercorn Bourbon Rib Eye
King Cut Delmonico Rib Eye encrusted with cracked black peppercorns and a mustard bourbon glaze. Served with au gratin potatoes and asparagus $29.95

Crabmeat Stuffed Salmon Filet with a fresh chive & lemon butter sauce. Served with roasted red potatoes and asparagus $26.95

Chicken Braciole –
Scaloppini of chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, chard and mozzarella cheese, slow simmered and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes $22.95

Enjoy our special on Friday night with live music by Rene Avila, Saturday night while singing along with Marc and Party Time Entertainment for our wildly exciting KARAOKE or on Sunday Funday ~ nice & easy ☀️

All entrees are made to order fresh and delicious with the very best ingredients by our very own Nate 👨‍🍳

 

THE MODERN ETIQUETTE GUIDE TO HOSTESS GIFTS

hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME

Sunset Sensations Wine and Food

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Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 PM

Come to Locust Grove and enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations! Hors d’oeuvres are inspired by heirloom vegetables from the Estate kitchen gardens. Visitors are also treated to cooking demonstrations by our featured chef – Ed Kowalski from Lola’s Cafe – and expert wine pairing presentations.

Between courses, Leslie Farhangi of Three Meadow’s Spirits will share the story of Peony Vodka and guests will enjoy a tasting of Peony’s special Spring cocktail “Drink Your Flowers” – which contains Violet Elixir in homage to the Hudson Valley’s celebrated floral history!

Tickets $27/person in advance, and $29 day-of (if available).

845-454-4500 for tickets

12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE