Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Scavenger Hunt Report

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Patricia Kwong approached the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week scavenger hunt with zeal, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a post featuring her efforts. She enjoyed a meals at Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack and Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar in Congers. She kept us informed on Facebook.

Shared a photo and review. “The entree is Tortelloni di Vitello – tortelloni stuffed with veal and the meat sauce is a savory wild boar ragu. I was starving when I got this dish….mmmmm!” 50 points.

Shared a photo and review of her dessert. “Dolce (dessert) at Lanterna Tuscan Bistro – March 19, 2013. Assagio di Dolci (three cake tasting). 1st cake chocolate cake with chocolate cream filling and vanilla cream frosting. 2nd cake vanilla sponge cake with hazelnut cream filling and vanilla nougat topped with crushed hazelnuts. Vanilla cake with vanilla cream icing, dusted with powdered sugar. Very delicious.” 50 points.

Shared a photo of herself with chef Maurico Gomez. 100 points.

Shared a photo of a friendly server, Freddie. 50 points.

Ordered a cocktail made with New York spirits, and shared a review. “The Valley Orchard Martini – local ingredients: COMB Vodka from Port Chester, NY amd Sour Cherry Cordial from Warwick, NY. It went down smoothly and was really really good.” 50 points.

Shared a photo of the Chilled Fanny Bay Oyster, prepared by Peter Kelly at Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar in Congers. 50 points.

Shared a photo of her party of one. Love this! 100 points.

Shared a photo of her appetizer, creamy Wild Hive polenta, a dish made with an ingredient from a Hudson Valley farm. 100 points.

Shared a photo of her cappuccino dessert. 50 points.

Shared a photo of a dish made with an ingredient from a Hudson Valley farm: Hudson Valley Apple and Cranberry Cobbler with apples from Doctor Davies’ Farm. 100 points.

Shared a photo of herself with Peter X. Kelly. 100 points.

Shared photos of four friendly servers, all from  Jose, Phillipe, Vernard and Henry. Phew! 200 points.

Good work Patricia! Total: 1,100 points

Please visit our friends at The Valley Table for all the details on Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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