Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from March 18 until March 31. It is a time when many participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunches for $20.95 and dinners for $29.95.
The annual event, in it's sixth year, entices people to venture outside of their local areas to try new restaurants. It also brings tourists from outside the region to Hudson Valley towns and cities to see what they have to offer. Last year, the event drew more than 200,000 people to 160 restaurants.
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Cafe Barcel in Nyack is taking part this year. Please take note that this is not available on Saturdays. Patch asked them about some of their offerings. The following are the responses from Nidia Alexander.
Q: What do you like about restaurant week?
A: Restaurant week is an exciting time for Chefs and Restauranteurs to showcase their talents to our regular and potential new guests.
Q: What is on the menu?
A: Our Restaurant Week Menu can be viewed on our website at www.cafebarcel.com
Q: Who decides the menu?
A: Chef Kevin Reilly creates our seasonal menus.
Q: What are your favorite dishes on the Restaurant Week menu?
A: All are delightful - if I had to choose one the Spicy Crab Soup is heaven on your palate.
Q: Do you suggest reservations?
A: 5. Reservations are suggested
Q: Is your dessert home made? If not, where is it from?
A: Gustavo Salazar is our pastry chef - all home made.