Small Bites Heads to the Garden at Harvest on Hudson


The Small Bites crew gathered on one of the most beautiful evenings of the summer at one of the most beautiful locations on the water: Harvest-on-Hudson.


We had a table in the garden, and shared a few of the terrific appetizers and small plates from the menu.

A mojito!

A platter of meats and cheeses, with marcona almonds and stuffed olives:


Garlicky shrimp:


Baccala fritters:


Our table!


Mushrooms,  bacon and eggs crostini:lj061913harvest08

The gang, from left, Dave Dallow, Patrice Costa, Rinku Bhattacharya and Donna Monaco Olsen:lj061913harvest09

I swapped out for Donna:lj061913harvest10

Lamb skewers with black olives and cucumber:lj061913harvest12

(Everything was fabulous but those skewers were my favorite! The olive and lamb were a lovely pairing and — surprise! — nice little chunks of sea salt brought a fun crunch to the party. )

Chicken meatballs:


Mascarpone-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon:lj061913harvest14





What a fantastic time!

The 411 on Harvest on Hudson.


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.


  1. Patrice Costa on

    It was so much fun to get together with everyone at Harvest, my home away from home. Yes, the lamb spiedini was my fav too, but I have a soft spot for those chicken meatballs and baccala fritter because lots of love goes into rolling those little morsels.

  2. Fabulous evening with foodie friends! Harvest is spectacular in both
    hospitality and setting. Makes a mean mango mojito to enjoy on a warm night!
    Thanks Liz and Patrice.

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