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                                   River Pavilion at Hutton Brickyards
200 North St, Kingston 845.213.4742;
Hutton Brickyards is a one-of-a-kind location spanning 73 bucolic acres along the Hudson River in Kingston. This former brickyard has been reimagined as an event space, hotel, and restaurant aptly named The River Pavilion. With an outdoor kitchen centered around wood-fired ovens, grills, and hearths, the entire restaurant is open to the river landscape.
The River Pavilion is helmed by Executive Chef Dan Silverman, an alum of Manhattan’s acclaimed Balthazar and Minetta Tavern. Inspired by his time spent in France, Spain, and Italy, Silverman knew just what he wanted to explore with this new venture: Mediterranean cuisine. “Our menu
is extremely focused to highlight local produce at its best. Ultimately, we want people to enjoy high-quality food in this incredibly beautiful setting,” he says.
In 2019, Silverman relocated to Catskill to plan the
menu and meet with local farmers. “A tremendous amount of care and passion is behind each River Pavilion plate,”
he explains. Shareable vegetable options include grilled shishito peppers with lime, sea salt and bottarga; among the small plate offerings are haricots verts with cinnamon-yogurt dressing and yellowfin tuna crudo; and then there are
large plates with entrees such as cedar-planked steelhead trout with currant-pine nut relish and wood-roasted Snowdance Farm chicken with salsa verde and red cress.
The lounge area offers a more relaxed atmosphere for enjoying light bites, locally sourced batch cocktails, and wines from the restaurant’s impressive cellar. In October, the restaurant moves indoors until next spring. —Leslie Long
Hudson Roastery
4 Park Place, Hudson
Carolyn Palmieri and Tony Calderone first dipped their toes in the Hudson Valley like many other couples: they were weekenders. During their frequent strolls around Hudson, they found that the coffeeshops were often closed at night.
In March 2020, Palmieri’s company was closed and Calderone was working remotely. The couple made the easy decision to move to Hudson full-time, as they finally had time to work on the coffee bar of their dreams — one that would be open late and serve both coffee and wine.
The couple started out by experimenting with four blends at the Hudson Farmers Market in mid-2020. By March 2021, their coffee venture evolved from weekend tents to a brick- and-mortar shop.
Inside the hip, neutral-toned coffeeshop on the corner of Park Place and Warren, you’ll find towering ceilings, recessed displays of Hudson Roastery coffee bags, and quaint seating areas.
On Monday and Tuesday mornings, enjoy organic and fair-trade roasts like the Rip Van Winkle house blend, a light-medium roast with nutty, cocoa undertones; Catskill Campfire, a medium roast with single-origin Ethiopian beans with notes of citrus and chocolate; or Bootleg Reserve, a coffee aged in whiskey barrels for 60 days, is both sweet and spicy. Don’t miss the freshly baked croissants.
From Wednesday–Sunday, Hudson Roastery converts
their café into a wine bar after 2 p.m. Indulge in a selection of wines, such as a 2019 Blue Quail chardonnay or a 2018 Velvet Devil merlot; pair these glasses (or bottles) with a cheese board, featuring Italian and French cheeses, or a charcuterie board with prosciutto, bresaola, and Rosette de Lyon sausage. Individual cheeses and charcuterie, along with a “seacuterie” board are also available. —Francesca Furey

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