You’ll need to hike up the mountain or the Kaaterskill Water Falls to work it all off. Escaping the city without leaving good food behind no longer means a trek to the Hamptons – the Catskill Mountain area is fast becoming a food destination.
Just 2 hours north of the city, Tannersville, New York, serves as the foothills to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort. All variety of interesting premium food and beer options will be on display at the end of the month at the Tap NY Craft Beer and Food Festival on April 29th and 30th, a weekend of 180 NY state beers and food to wash it down with.
Ski season is over, but the Prospect Restaurant at the newly renovated Scribner’s Catskill Mountain Lodge has just completed its first season, delighting winter chasers with playful twists on the diverse offerings of the Hudson Valley. Near the cast iron stove or the fire pits on the cedar deck, mountain enthusiasts are enjoying high end offerings that could easily be confused with Manhattan or Brooklyn establishments, where the chef and owners earned their pedigree.
Just down route 23A, American Glory is a new barbecue restaurant offering dry rubbed and wood smoked BBQ in a meticulously renovated red brick firehouse, which hangs over an extension of the Schoharie River.
Across the street, Chef Maggie has been serving brown rice and veggie burgers at the Krooked Cafe, long before they were a thing, and on the same block, the Last Chance Antiques and Cheese Cafe serves over a hundred beers and has a nostalgic candy shop and a gourmet cheese counter.
Away from the swarm, the bee keepers at Traphagen’s Honey Shop proudly state they have “6 Million Employees” who produce a dozen varieties of incredible honey and honey comb products.