Although I have been to both The Space at Factoria and Fin and Brew restaurant before, the views and interior remain spectacular. I overheard many comment on the beauty of both the scenery and the decor.
For those of you who aren't really sure what the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) launch really is - well, it is a combination of things; it is a networking event for food bloggers, chefs, restaurant owners and vendors/purveyors, all from the Hudson Valley as well as the team from Valley Table magazine, with a splash of kick-off party atmosphere, and tasty samples all rolled into one!
Local Artisan Bakery brought along a selection of sweet treats.
Factoria/Fin & Brew provided an array of appetizing bites for attendees.
Farmer & Baker (Middletown, NY) brought baked goods with a modern twist.
Delicious and eye catching.
Maple Blondies! Yes, please.
Soukup Farms with magnificent maple products and information on Maple Weekend in the Catskills.
More about that view...
These smokey beef samples were served on sugar cane sticks. Sumptuous, smokey and good looking with swirls of green onion ribbons.
According to their website and printed materials, Catskill Provisions is "an Artisanal Fine Food and Craft Spirits company with honey at our core."
They brought proof:
Award winning honey!
Simple, silky, soft cheese - so satisfying and easy to illiterate. Spread on a slice of good crusty bread - this was one of my favorite bites! I hope every Hudson Valley restaurant starts to offer some Four Fat Fowl product.
Below are some more of the passed bites from Factoria:
Caviar on chips
It was a lovely event and I am very much looking forward to Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Spring 2019! I just ate at Cellaio at Resorts World Catskills, but maybe I will return (it was amazing!). I'd also like to try Birdsall House maybe Clock Tower Grill or Hudson House River Inn. No matter where I go, I am sure I will be Fed Well!