Hudson Restaurants were the star of the show at this year’s Taste of Hudson event, hosted by BeLo 3rd on Saturday, September 6. Now in it’s 6th year Taste of Hudson features local Hudson restaurants and caterers and provides participants the opportunity to taste a wide array of cuisines including Indian, Italian, Caribbean and a whole lot more. Those with a sweet tooth weren’t disappointed either as several of the tasting tables offered everything from delicious home baked cookies to stunningly sinful cakes and decadent brownies.
Non-alcoholic beverages were available as well, including a new, locally made handcrafted bitters-inspired mixer called The Hudson Standard. The “shrubs” can be both an ingredient in various recipes for updated classic cocktails or, added to seltzer, a refreshing “adult soda”.
On average each “taste” was a mere $3. Tickets are sold at $1 per ticket and the Hudson restaurants participating set the price for the item they were sampling.
The event is the perfect opportunity for participants, whether local or from out of town, to be introduced to the wide range of Hudson restaurants and the cuisine they offer. For the Hudson restaurants the Taste of Hudson event is also a great chance to showcase the chefs’ culinary talents to those who may be unfamiliar with the restaurant or even the type of cuisine they offer. It’s a “win” for everybody.
Taste of Hudson is held around the same time each year and each year the event draws more and more people, who enjoy sampling the food but also getting out into the community and meeting friends, both old and new, and enjoying the day. The city of Hudson is the host but the real stars are the all Hudson restaurants, caterers and other vendors who really steal the show.
Put it in your calendar for next year. Who knows which new Hudson restaurant will be there?