1-3 Collegeview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
This funky spot next to Vassar College serves tasty and unusual fare (including vegetarian and vegan entrées). They also boast a huge pastry case—full of luscious goodies, all made from scratch by the pastry staff (their Chocolate Bomb, a cupcake-sized mound of light-as-air chocolate mousse surrounded by a soft chocolate ganache, is legendary). Off-premises catering starts at $55 per person for a buffet dinner and $60 for plated. Menus are seasonal, but can include dishes like mac ‘n cheese fritters with blackberry-jalapeño sauce; Barolo-braised short ribs with wild mushroom barley risotto, southern-style greens and crispy onions; and skewered shrimp spice-rubbed with citrus risotto, baby vegetable medley, and passion fruit drizzle. Alcohol service (bar and table wine) is also available, as either an open package per consumption or closed package per predetermined quantity.