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.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
1113 Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524
Map & Directions
Lunch & Dinner: Monday ~ Saturday
Years ago, when Eduardo and Lucia Lauria, the owners of Aroma Osteria in Wappingers Falls, told me about their plans for a second restaurant in nearby Fishkill, I remember thinking at the time that it would be a mistake. The locations were too close, and a new venue would cannibalize traffic from Aroma. (The original conversations turned into a comedy skit. Eddie had toyed with the idea of opening a small plate "tapas bar" in Fishkill. Word got around that he was considering opening a "topless bar". You can imagine the phone calls. That idea was abandoned.) My skepticism was reinforced when menu ideas for a now planned Italian restaurant were discussed, as some of the staple dishes - bistecca gorgonzola, a roast chicken, a daily risotto, seemed to mimic Aroma's menu. Fast forward to 2012, your's truly was proven totally wrong, Aroma is still bustling, and Il Barilotto is one of the most popular restaurants in the valley. For good reason.
Monday, January 16, 2012
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