Photos of the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Launch Party at Harvest-on-Hudson: Star Chef Power!


The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week launch party at Harvest on Hudson was a blast. And just look at all those chefs!

Credit: Simon Feldman

Chef Vincent Barcelona, shown here with HVRW organizer and Valley Table publisher Janet Crawshaw, said he thought there were about 200 people.

Check out the photos, after the jump.

What a great place to throw a party. Check out the scene:

Owners Anu and Navjot Arora along with manager Raj Nagbal of Chutney Masala in Irvington:

Chef Manny Lozano and owner Arthur Bratone of Bistro Rollin in Pelham — just back from their trip to Paris!

Deborah and Woody Lovrich, owners of Woody’s Parkside Tavern in Sparkill:

Kris Ruby of Ruby Media Group and Liz Bracken-Thomspon of Thompson & Bender:

Janet with her presentation:

Wine expert and advisory board member Kevin Zraly gives a speech:

Chefs on the advisory board answer Kevin Zraly’s question — “Who drinks wine?”

Nick Citera of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group; Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North in Armonk; Valley Table publisher Janet Crawshaw; Peter Kelly of Xaviars Restaurant Group and Vincent Barcelona of Fort Pond Bay Company.

Jason Wood, the new chef of Tavern in Garrison, and his wife, Sara Grady:

Jerry and Susan Crocker, owners of Back Yard Bistro in Montgomery:

Joe Engongoro, chef at Trevi in West Harrison:

Mary Louise Santoli, owner of Trevi in West Harrison, and Stephen Mancini, owner of Restaurant North in Armonk:

Small Bites guest blogger Todd Matthews of WestchesterEats and his friend, Mike Schreibman:

Me and Todd:

Chef Michael Cutney of Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco, Jennie Barber Gabrynowicz and chef-owner Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North in Armonk:

Chef-owner Philip McGrath of Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville and managing partner Chris O’Brien and chef Kevin Bertrand of The Tap House in Tuckahoe:

And that’s about it for now!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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