Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Spring 2012: The Recap


With the announcement of a fall edition of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2012, I thought it as good a time as any to finally post the recap of guest blog posts from the spring edition! (How do you make an embarrassed emoticon?)  Would you like to be a guest blogger for the fall HVRW? Check out the Ground rules for guest bloggers. here and, if you agree to them, shoot me an email at

Ground rules for guest bloggers.
List of participating restaurants for spring 2012.
Guest blogger wrap party at Restaurant X in Congers.

Guest bloggers:
Sara Aufgang
Rinku Bhattacharya
Vicki Borah Bloom
Hannah and Eric Byrne)
Jessica Cohn
Briana Costa
Patrice Costa
Michele Curran
Denise de Castro
Sue Dorien
Simon Feldman
JL Fields
Elissa Fisher 
John Fix
Roseann Healy
Michelle Koufopoulos
Robin Locker Lacey
John Lanser
Roberta Lasky
Sharon MacGregor
Kristina Massari
Todd Matthews
Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen
Susan Pava
Danielle Plass 
Sharon Pickett
Araceli Pina
Maria Reina
Margaret Rizzuto
Annie Scully
Gina Truhe
Sally Veltidi
Paul Zagaroli 

Restaurants visited:

121 Restaurant in North Salem (Hannah and Eric Byrne)
151 Bar & Grill in Mahopac (Danielle Plass)
A Tavola (Robin Locker Lacey)
Alain’s Bistro (Roseann Healy)
Antoine McGuire’s in Haverstraw (Annie Scully)
Aurora in Rye (Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen)
Barn at Bedford Post in Bedford (Sally Veltidi)
Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale (Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen)
Bistro Lilly in Goshen (Sharon MacGregor)
Bistro Z (Araceli Pina)
Brasserie 292 (Robin Locker Lacey)
Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco (Hannah and Eric Byrne)
Caffe Azzurri in Hartsdale (Jessica Cohn)
Caravela in Tarrytown (Michelle Koufopoulos and Mike Tener)
Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill in Cold Spring (Margaret Rizzuto)
Chutney Masala Bistro in Irvington (Susan Dorien)
Cedar Street Grill (Simon Feldman)
Cienega in New Rochelle (John Lanser)
The Cookery (Maria Reina)
Division Street Grill (George Distelhurst and Brett Sloane)
Don Coqui in New Rochelle (John Lanser)
Eastchester Fish Gourmet in Scarsdale (John Fix)
Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse in Rye (Denise de Castro)
French American Bistro in Mount Kisco (Margaret Rizzuto)
Graziella’s Italian Bistro in White Plains (Briana Costa)
Haven in Pleasantville (JL Fields)
Harpers in Dobbs Ferry (Maria Reina)
La Bocca Ristorante in White Plains (Araceli Pina)
Le’Express in Poughkeepsie (Robin Locker Lacey)
Le Jardin du Roi in Chappaqua (Elissa Fisher)
Le Provencal in Mamaroneck (Rinku Bhattacharya)
Marcello’s in Suffern (Sara Aufgang)
Meritage in Scarsdale (David and Brandee Dallow)
Milonga in White Plains (Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen)
Mima Vinoteca in Irvington (Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen)
Moderne Barn in Armonk (Margaret Rizzuto)
The Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe (Michelle Koufopoulos and Mike Tener)
Ramiro’s 954 (Patrice Costa)
Ramiros 954 in Mahopac (Vicky Borah Bloom)
Rainwater Grill (Araceli Pina)
Restaurant North (Patrice Costa)
Rosie’s Bistro in Bronxville. (Araceli Pina)
Ruby’s Osyter Bar & Bistro in Rye (Kristina Massari)
Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains (Jessica Cohn)
The Tap House in Tuckahoe (John Fix)
Tarry Lodge in Port Chester (Sally Veltidi)
Tarry Lodge in Port Chester  (Denise de Castro)
Tavern (Gina Truhe)
Trevi in West Harrison (Donna Monaco Olsen and Bradley Olsen)
Turkish Meze Restaurant (Todd Matthews)
Union Restaurant in Haverstraw (Sara Aufgang)
Velo in Nyack (Maria Reina)
X20 in Yonkers (Maria Reina)
Zitoune in Mamaroneck (JL Fields)


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