Area eateries making the most of our favorite fall flavor.
While gnarled and funky pumpkins make festive centerpieces, our favorite thing to do with this fall fruit (that’s right, they’re fruit) is eat it! Here are our go-to picks when it comes to getting our seasonal flavor fix:
Fresh Cornwall, Cornwall
Just for fall, this farm-to-table eatery offers a vegetarian take on its famous Hudson Valley Harvest lunch panini. Instead of turkey, they’ll pair roasted pumpkin with Brie, apple pear chutney, and cranberry mayonnaise — all pressed together on a ciabatta club.
255 Main St; 845.534.2558
Cheesecake Heaven, Poughquag
Here you’ll find a dreamy, creamy pumpkin dessert available both by the slice and whole at farmers’ markets and fairs listed on the company’s website calendar. Alternatively, pre-order a whole cake for your fall get-togethers.
12 Gardner Hollow Rd; 845.453.8973
The New York Restaurant, Catskill
Owner Natasha Witka goes all out for her favorite fall comfort food: Pumpkin pierogies with a savory whipped cream make the menu, while Sunday brunch features pumpkin pancakes with local cinnamon syrup and homemade apple butter. Barflies swear by the Pumpkin Pie-tini, a cocktail made with organic pumpkin liqueur and a dash of homemade orange simple syrup.
353 Main St; 518.943.5500
Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville
This area newcomer pays tribute to the season with a luscious pumpkin-pecan concoction made with Hudson Valley Fresh milk and local patch picks. Have a scoop or two in a waffle cone while you’re sitting on the big old tractor out front.
1181 Rt 55; 845.454.7108
Pumped about having your own pumpkin feast? Head to hvmag.com/pumpedforpumpkin for a few of our favorite fall recipes from the Hudson Valley.