Moxie Cup Debuts New Cupcake, Food Fests and Concerts Abound, and Where to Take a Canning Class

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene in August 2015


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As if you needed another excuse to pop into New Paltz’s Moxie Cup for sweet reprieve, behold the bakery’s light, fluffy Summer Lovin’ confection, refreshing watermelon cake slicked with vanilla buttercream...

On August 8 and 9, Beaver Creek Farm in Patterson plays host to the Putnam County Wine & Food Fest. By forging a connection between food, drink, and art, the laid-back event places the spotlight on green living. Savor whiskey from local distillery Hillrock Estate, chow down on ’cue from Arkansas Tom’s Razorback BBQ, and peruse Sweet Rama’s Homemade Goats Milk Soaps...

Jazz aficionados will want to hightail it to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery where, after sipping on Tocai Friulano, they can unwind with the bucolic Summer Jazz Concert Series (Saturdays from August 8-29) and take in sounds from the likes of the Greg Lofaro Jazz Quartet, Blue Gardenia Quartet, Dangling Success, and Blue in Green Jazz Quartet...

canning

Yes, the season’s bounty is impressive, but fleeting. Keep that lustrous produce alive — even in the throes of winter — by learning how to properly preserve it through the science of pressure canning during a hands-on class at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Kingston on August 12...

Zek Pelaccio turns the kitchen of his beloved Hudson restaurant, Fish & Game, over to two dynamo female chefs — Elise Kornack from the cult Brooklyn restaurant Take Root and Iliana Regan from Chicago’s Elizabeth — for City Goes Country, the August 23 iteration of his summer guest chef dinner series. To reserve your spot, email rsvp@fishandgamehudson.com.

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