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 these photos from our Guest Blogger Wrap Party 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t promise we’ll always have a wrap party thrown by Peter X. Kelly, but I can promise you’ll have fun blogging!
Here are the photos.
Peter X. Kelly and the publishers of The Valley Table magazine (who organize HVRW) put on a really great party for our guest bloggers this year at Restaurant X in Congers. Here’s Simon Feldman’s photo of the whole gang:
Here’s Simon on the left of this photo with Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky, the publishers of The Valley Table; Vincent Barcelona, the executive chef of Harvest on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson and Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry; and
Here’s Janet and me:
And me, Peter Kelly, Vincent Barcelona of Harvest on Hudson, Chef Josh Kroner of Terrapin in Rhinebeck, and Janet Crawshaw:
Peter’s passed platters were absolutely divine, as always.
Get a load of this menu:
A Selection of Passed Foods
Jumbo Asparagus Points with Prosciutto di Parma
Crown Maple Glazed Rohan Duck Breast
Assorted Asian Dumplings
A Bundle of Casar Salad
Lobster Cappuccino with Mascarpone Foam
Coconut Shrimp with Mustard Sauce
Japanese Crispy Salmon Roll Avocado & Sushi Rice
Spicy Rock Shrimp Ginger & Roquefort
Spring Ramp Risotto with Black Truffle
Braised Short Ribs “Wellington” Foie Gras & Madeira
Apple & Brie Turnover Crisp Phyllo
Coach Farms Goat Cheese & Onion Tartlet
Kumomoto Oyster with Ponzu & Ginger
Spring Lamb Chops with Rosemary Jus
A Spoonful of Lump Crabmeat with Creamed Spinach
Mousse of Foie Gras with Fig Jam
Grand Marnier Truffles
Lemon Panna Cotta
Miniature Creme Brulee
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Dome with Caramel Center
His signature coconut shrimp:
The foie gras mousse:
Apple and brie turnover:
Spring ramp risotto:
Here are a few of our bloggers, and the terrific wait staff who served during the event:
And here I am, enjoying the party!
Cheers! And a happy Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2012 to all!