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J and J Gourmet north of Rhinebeck

We used J & J Gourmen in Red Hook NY (just north of Rhinebeck) to cater a BBQ for 45 people. The food was delicious and presentation was really nice. Big servings too. We decided to pick up cold appetizers ourselves and have hot food delivered later rather than have them cook on site and it worked out very well. The humus with kalmata olive and artichoke heart appetizer with artisan breads and pita chips was a hit and our guests were presently surprised with the latin themed entrees. The sides were awesome (grilled veggie skewers, rancheros beans etc etc). The choc chip cookies and strawberry shortcake cupcakes for desert were excellent too. We go to J and J often for a simple breakfast and never ate much else there. But we liked what they offered on the website so took a chance and were delighted.

Jul 28, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caterer needed in Dutchess County

We wound up using J and J Gourmet for a caterer and everything was GREAT...both food and presentation.

Jul 28, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)

Tasty Indian in Ardsley

So where is it exactly?

Jul 28, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)

Scalini Osteria in Bronxville

We've eaten at Scalini pretty often - never on weekends - never in summer. The food was good. The service was fine but on one occasion there was a large group eating together in the courtyard and the staff was busy fawning over them and didn't pay much attention to the diners inside. For ordinary southern Italian/American fare (EPP, ravioli, etc) and atmosphere there is their other restaurant Mama Assunta. Scalini is more upscale/trendy by comparison in menu and atmosphere. Overall, it's a nice little place in the neighborhood - and yes it used to be Scarborough Fair, courtyard is tiny.

Jul 28, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caterer needed in Dutchess County

Any good caterers in the Rhinebeck - Red Hook area? Doesn't need to be fancy.
Also, a good bakery there for a birthday cake?

May 30, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)

Dutchess County Farmers' Markets

There is one in Clermont on Saturdays now, it's technically Columbia County but it is right over the border of Dutchess not far from Red Hook right on Rte 9 - also a couple of good farm stands along the way.
Kiscieke Farm in Rhinebeck and Migliorelli's stands are great too. Hyde Park has a farmers mkt too - but I've never been to it.

May 30, 2011
Kteach in New York State (exc. NYC)