Farm to table reimagined

October 10, 2013 by The Barlow Hotel

Dinner at Holmquest Farms and Greenhouse

Dinner at Holmquest Farms and Greenhouse

The whole “farm to table” movement, where restaurants use locally sourced provisions has become a trend in dining.  So much so that a great deal of eateries these days promote their focus on produce, meat, and cheeses obtained from farmer’s close to the establishment, thereby supporting the local economy and ensuring guests are enjoying the freshest food available.

Helskinki Hudson partnered once again with Holmquest Farms and Greenhouse to produce “Eat the Farm #2” on Thursday, October 10.  The event paired Helsinki Hudson’s incomparable chef Hugh Horner with a bounty of Holmquest’s vegetables, herbs and pork and line caught salmon.  The first “Eat the Farm” was held in July and was such a success it was quickly repeated to make the most of Fall’s harvest.

Eat the Farm #2 menu

Eat the Farm #2 menu

The menu included an amazing parsnip puree soup, kale and heirloom tomato salad, a fall succotash, and the aforementioned choice of either roasted pork or salmon.  Everything fresh, incredibly delicious and the included unlimited wine pairings only enhanced the experience. The hosts from Holmquest were exceptionally welcoming, sending us on our way with two pints of homemade “Pumpkin I-scream” (in honor of the upcoming festivities).  Can’t wait to dig in to that once the appetite returns.

An overall outstanding evening.  Looking forward to the EtF #3!

“The Northern Hudson Valley” is once again highlighted in The New York Times

August 13, 2013 by The Barlow Hotel

In an article in the New York Times today entitled “City Chefs Head to the Hudson Valley” Hudson is once again in the spotlight for the outstanding dining options available to visitors.  Several of our Privilege Partners including The Crimson Sparrow and Local 111 are mentioned and the chef’s discuss the allure of opening a restaurant in “the country”.  John McCarthy, co-chef at The Crimson Sparrow, talks about how wonderful it is to be able to source ingredients locally, supporting local farmers and other agro-businesses, enabling the menu to change based what’ available and fresh.

A fantastic meal and a great night at The Barlow combine to make the perfect recipe for a great getaway.