Lunch is typically a meal that I breeze through during the busy work week.
So, it’s a real treat to make some time with friends during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, to slow down, and really savior the dining experience.Today my friend Laura and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Harvest on Hudson. Check out this video I did on Harvest:
If you’ve never experienced Harvest on Hudson you should check out this gem along the banks of the Hudson river in Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Often its the simple things in life, like sharing food with friends, that amps up the joy and diminishes the everyday stresses in life, at least for a few hours.
The level of service at Harvest is excellent, our server Milosh was attentive, warm and friendly. We started with Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Ricotta Salata, Capers and Chives and a Butternut Lettuce Salad with toasted Marcona Almonds and shaved Asiago.
We both agreed that the salad was outstanding. For our main course we had the slow roasted veal breast with Italian faro and root vegetable confetti and the Red Snapper with Fennel, plum tomato confit in a mussel saffron sauce. The Veal was tender and the Snapper was delicate and moist. Both sauces were well balanced, flavorful without being overpowering and both begged to be soaked up by some warm Tuscan bread.
For dessert we shared an Almond Cake with fresh berries and a truly amazing creamy Panna Cotta finished with a Crown Maple Syrup and Basil sauce. I really hope they keep this as part of the regular menu.
Well, it off to the races once again. I thank you for letting me share these little dining experiences with you, I hope your Hudson Valley Restaurant Week was a delicious one too. You can find out more about the Harvest on Hudson at www.harvest2000.com or give them a call at 914-478-2800.