For Immediate Release:
August 9, 2016
Filomena Fanelli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845.462.4979
Last Call: Register by August 15 for The Valley Table’s 10th Anniversary of
Fall 2016 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
HVRW Invites Region’s Restaurants to Join One of the Nation’s Largest and Most Successful
Restaurant Weeks, Continue to Support the Local Culinary Movement
Beacon, NY – August 9, 2016 – Hudson Valley restaurants are invited to step up to the plate before Monday, August 15 and join the over 100 restaurants already registered for the The Valley Table’s Fall 2016 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW). Now in its 10th year, the culinary event celebrates the region’s distinct and diverse cuisine, emphasizing New York State sustainable, seasonal products. Interested restaurants and sponsors can visit www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com or call 845-765-2600 for detailed information on how to register.
“We’re excited to see the continued growth of Fall 2016 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week,” says Janet Crawshaw, founder of HVRW. “In Spring 2016, over $10 million in sales revenue was generated during HVRW which helped economic growth and impacted local businesses, farmers, producers and purveyors. Our mission is to support the Hudson Valley region, which has become an epicenter of the craft food and beverage movement.”
HVRW features prix fixe, three-course dinners priced at $29.95 and lunches at $20.95. In the most recent restaurant week, more than 200 participating restaurants served an estimated quarter of a million patrons. HVRW restaurant participants report an average of 25% increase in business during the event; collectively the event generated an estimated economic impact of $10.2 million in sales revenue.
A fall HVRW industry event will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at The Culinary Institute of America and will feature tastings from local artisanal purveyors, farms, wineries, distilleries and breweries. The biannual event runs for two weeks, November 1-13, 2016 and March 6-19, 2017, and features participating restaurants located throughout counties, including Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, and spanning more than 115 miles.
About Hudson Valley Restaurant Week:
In 1996, Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky took an eight-month sabbatical, traveling 35,000 miles across the country seeking authentic American experiences. They found that local farms, bakeries, fish markets, wineries and breweries were the key to understanding the country’s distinct regions. Inspired by their trip and the Chefs Collaborative, an educational sustainable food movement, the couple returned to their home in the Hudson Valley with a mission to promote the region’s food culture. In 1998, they launched The Valley Table, a colorful quarterly magazine that celebrates the agricultural heritage and cuisine of the region, fueling the development of the Hudson Valley’s local food movement. Crawshaw and Novesky 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 more than 200 participating restaurants spanning eight counties it is among the largest Restaurant Week events in the country, involving farmers, growers, wine makers and chefs. Participating counties include Columbia, Dutchess, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster. To learn more about Hudson Valley Restaurant Week or to become a sponsor please visit: www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com
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The HVRW presenting sponsor is Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Supporting businesses and sponsors include Admiration Foods, The Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Tourism, Health Quest, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Ulster County Tourism, Westchester County Tourism, Pamal Broadcasting – WHUD 100.7, The Peak 107.1, K104.7, Poughkeepsie Journal, The Journal News, Hudson Valley News Network, Robin Hood – WHDD, Zagat, Open Table and Metro North Railroad.