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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The Mt. Ivy Cafe in Pomona is taking part this year and it's their third year participating. We asked them about some of their offerings. The following are the responses from Owner Lucia Ivezaj.
Q: What do you like about restaurant week?
A: We're hoping to attract new costumers and introduce them to our delicious food and great atmosphere.
Q: What is on the menu?
Q: Who decides the menu?
A: Our chef creates and decides on the menu
Q: What is your favorite dish on the Restaurant Week menu?
A: Goat cheese salad and walnut chicken
Q: Do you suggest reservations?
A: Only of parties of 5 or large, otherwise you can just come in.
Q: Is your dessert home made? If not, where is it from?
A: Our desert that we are featuring on the Restaurant Week Menu are home made.