Rockland Food News

Rockland County Tourism celebrates Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 6th Annual ‘Culinary Tourism’ event runs March 18-31, 2012

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the annual celebration of culinary tourism, kicks off this year on Sunday, March 18 and runs through March 31, 2012. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year for foodies and those looking to enjoy fine dining at bargain, prix fixe prices.

More than 200 of the Hudson Valley’s finest restaurants participate in Restaurant Week, now in its sixth successful year. During the two-week celebration, participating eateries offer three-course lunch and dinner menus specially priced at $20.95, and $29.95 respectively, excluding beverages, taxes and gratuities. Participating restaurants often feature highlights from their regular menus as well as dishes created especially for the annual culinary event.

“This event offers diners a chance to enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience at special prices at some of the finest restaurants in our county,” said Coordinator of Tourism and Economic Development, CJ Miller. “Restaurant Week gives our local economy a needed boost, and showcases Rockland County as a standout dining destination in the Hudson Valley.”

Some of the fabulous Rockland eateries participating in this year's HV Restaurant Week are:

The ‘76 House, Tappan, Alain’s Bistro, Central Nyack, Antoine McGuire’s, Haverstraw,
AquaTerra Grill, Pearl River, Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca, Piermont, the Hudson House, Nyack, Il Fresco, Orangeburg, Il Portico, Tappan, Marcello’s Ristorante, Suffern, Mount Ivy Café, Pomona, Ravi Continental Cuisine, Suffern, Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar, Congers, Rick’s Club American, Congers, Two Spear Street, Nyack, Union Restaurant & Bar Latino in Haverstraw, and Velo Bistro & Wine Bar, Nyack.

“Restaurant Week is a chance to get out, enjoy a great meal with family and friends – all while saving money at some of Rockland’s best restaurants,” Miller added. “Many people try places they haven’t visited before, and discover new favorites during Restaurant Week.”

Many of this year’s participating restaurants are located in Rockland’s river villages and downtown hamlets, so diners have an opportunity during the recent warmer, spring-like weather to walk around, “shop local,” and patronize the County’s shops and businesses, Miller said. Reservations are required during Restaurant Week at many of participating restaurants, and Miller urged diners to call and make reservations early.

“Don’t miss out on one of the best opportunities to experience Rockland County and sample some of the fine dining our County has to offer,” she said.

Visit www.rocktourism.com/restaurants  for a complete listing and description of the wonderful Rockland restaurants listed above.

And visit http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/restaurants_2012.php  for more information and a full listing of HV Restaurant Week 2012 participants.