Putnam Eateries Draw Diners in During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Restaurants throughout Putnam County are showcasing their cuisines as they participate in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 16. Nine different restaurants in Putnam are participating in this semi-annual event: Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill in Cold Spring, Char Steakhouse in Mahopac, Chophouse Grille in Mahopac, Clock Tower Grill in Brewster, Hudson House River Inn in Cold Spring, Ramiro’s 954 in Mahopac, Riverview Restaurant in Cold Spring, Terrace Club in Mahopac and Valley Restaurant at The Garrison in Garrison.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95  plus beverage, tax and tip. The reduced prix fixe pricing structure allows diners to experience fine dining at affordable prices. Patrons can explore a variety of international flavors with a local flair.

In Putnam, the dishes range from the Italian-styled menu items at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill to the steakhouse offerings of Char Steakhouse and the Chophouse Grill, the nuevo Latino meals at Ramiros 954, seafood menu at Terrace Club and the American dishes at Clock Tower Grill, Hudson House River Inn, Riverview Restaurant and Valley Restaurant.

“People are attracted to the culinary offerings offered in Putnam County,” said Libby Pataki, director of Putnam County tourism. “Putnam’s restaurants attract local patrons as well as diners from the surrounding counties of Dutchess and Westchester, our neighbors in Connecticut, as well as people who travel up from New York City. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week provides an incredible platform to further highlight the amazing cuisine offered in Putnam.”

Tables fill up quickly during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week so reservations are strongly recommended.

Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky, owners of the Valley Table Magazine, launched Hudson Valley Restaurant Week in 2006 with a distinguished board of advisors, including chefs, restaurateurs and tourism leaders. The two-week culinary event premiered with 70 restaurants. Today, with nearly 200 participating restaurants spanning seven counties it is among the largest Restaurant Week events in the country, involving farmers, growers, wine makers and chefs. Participating counties include Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster.

A complete list of participating restaurants is available on: www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.

Photo caption: Several County employees enjoyed a Restaurant Week lunch at Clock Tower Grill in Brewster. Front row L to R: Terry Oliver, Adrienne Spadacini, Jennifer Bumgarner and Patricia Simone (standing).

Back row:  Faith Ann Butcher, James McConnell, Anita Gilbert, Libby Pataki, Marty Collins, Frank Smith and William Carlin.