SAUGERTIES — The perfect event for a Fall Foliage Weekend is a celebration of the season’s bounty. That’s why Shout Out Saugerties is hosting a Food & Art Walkabout on Oct. 20, as part of its annual festival. Join international culinary travel writer Richard Frisbie in a tour of the best eats in his home town of Saugerties.
The tour will begin at the Farmers Market with an introduction to some of the farmers by the market founder (and NYC’s Greenmarket founder) Barry Benepe. You’ll have a chance to hear from some of the hardest workers on the planet before tasting the fruits of their toil. Their fresh, just-picked-at-the-peak-of-its-flavor produce and tastes from market vendors will give you an insight into why the Hudson Valley is one of the Nation’s finest food baskets.
Then, the tour will stroll through Saugerties Village’s Historic District, noting the art shows in the windows between stops at some of our finest eateries. You’ll sample the region’s bounty in every form as the skilled chefs and bakers share cooking tips, recipes, and their tastiest creations. On today’s menu you can expect to savor: house-made kielbasa, artisanal beer, local artist-decorated cookies at the Best Bakery in the Hudson Valley, house-smoked brisket sliders, locally made ice cream (Finalist New York State’s Best Ice Cream) and gelato, pizza from one of the TopTen USA Today New York State Pizzerias, local cheeses and a surprise from one of the area’s top chefs. This is the ultimate foodie tour of Saugerties Village.
Participation is very limited. Only 20 people will receive the best introduction to the growers, the cooks, the art – and especially – to the wonderful foods of the Village of Saugerties. $40 each gets you all that, plus discount coupons, great memories and a swag bag of local goodies. Dress appropriately – we’re committed to rain or shine – so wear walking shoes and, if necessary, bring an umbrella . . . and an appetite! For more info: http://www.shoutoutsaugerties.org