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 AquaTerra Grille in Pearl River is taking part this year. We asked them about some of their offerings. The following are the responses from Stratos Lambos, AquaTerra's general manager.
Q: What do you like about restaurant week?
A: Restaurant week is a very exciting time for us at AquaTerra Grille, because it allows us to showcase some of our wonderful dishes, via a 3-course menu, at a very affordable price point. The two week event creates a nice buzz in the Hudson Valley and encourages people in the community to go out and try some restaurants that they may not have considered in the past. We think that the value of the Restaurant Week deal, combined with the fantastic cuisine and ambiance of AquaTerra Grille will create a wonderful dining experience.
Q: What is on the menu?
A: Our Hudson Valley Restaurant Week lunch and dinner menus can be found on our website:www.aquaterragrille.com under the “menus” tab.
Q: Who decides the menu?
A: The menu was created through a collaborative effort between the Executive Chef and the owners of AquaTerra Grille.
Q: What is your favorite dish on the Restaurant Week menu?
A: Personally, my favorite dish on the Restaurant Week menu is the Olive Tapenade Codfish.
Q: Do you suggest reservations?
A: While they are not required, we strongly recommend making reservations during Restaurant Week, to ensure that you are guaranteed a table.
Q: Is your dessert home made? If not, where is it from?
A: Yes, all of our desserts are home made