Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at Valley at The Garrison


Many of the fine dining restaurants in the Lower Hudson Valley are concentrated in the northern section of the Westchester, but if you’re looking to shake the icicles and try something exceptional, we suggest a trip to Garrison.

Now open year round, The Valley is an elegant restaurant at The Garrison and Highlands Country Club, which includes a pristine two-acre farm from which many of the ingredients are sourced. Romantic and polished but not pretentious, and dishes are just as tasty as they look.

Executive chef Vinny Mocarski and pastry chef Laura DiGiorno are showing off some of their signature dishes for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, like a tender Long Island duck breast with local red Pear, rosemary spaetzle, smoked bacon and peppery frisee lettuce and a stunning  chocolate and fig bar dessert.

Below is the Spring 2014 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu for Valley at The Garrison.

Go: Valley at The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison, 845-424-3604,


First Course

Baby Green Salad. Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Pecans, Baby Fennel, Brioche

Roasted Cauliflower Soup. Crispy Baby Artichokes, Chives, Sea Salt

Long Island Fluke Crudo. Ponzu Sauce, Yuzu, Scallion, Pea Shoots

House Made Cavatelli. Pork Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Red Peppers, Ricotta

Main Course

Braised Short Rib of Beef. Potatoes Bravas, Baby Carrots, Veal Jus

Maine Sea Scallops. Brussels Sprouts, Speck, Parsnips

Risotto. Market Vegetables, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Baby Herbs

Long Island Duck Breast. Local Red Pear, Rosemary Spaetzle, Smoked Bacon, Frisee


Hudson Valley Cheese Plate. Black Grapes, Cashews, Baguette, Garrison Farms Honey

Chocolate & Fig Bar. Caramel Sauce, Pecans, Port Wine

Almond Cake. Lemon Sabayon, Salted Almonds, Blood Orange

Meyer Lemon Sorbet. House Made Waffle, Mint


About Author

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.

1 Comment

  1. Does the writer realize that Garrison is in Putnam County? Doesn’t sound like it from the opening.

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