Terrapin Welcomes Todd Kardas as Pastry Chef


Terrapin Restaurant is pleased to announce that Todd Kardas has joined our culinary team as Pastry Chef. Todd joins the team with a great deal of experience in the restaurant industry, having held the position at various acclaimed restaurants, including Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua, NY and the Bonura Hospitality Group out of Poughkeepsie, NY. … Continued

Warm Berry Cake Recipe


Terrapin’s Warm Hudson Valley Blueberry Cake These cakes take the blueberry muffin to a new level.  They are moister and richer, while remaining light.  Many different berries could be substituted for the blueberries as well.  Experiment if you like; add cherries, raspberries or even chocolate chips!  The most important thing to remember is to serve it … Continued

Good Food, Made from High Quality Ingredients


Our neighbors and friends at Ruge’s Subaru in Rhinebeck visited for a behind-the-scenes tour and spoke with Chef Kroner about his food philosophy. They learned why he serves what he does at Terrapin, and they got to sample a delicious Hudson Valley Cattle Company burger!

I Love Tomatoes


I love tomatoes – specifically Hudson Valley tomatoes. But the general quality of tomatoes available locally nine months a year is just awful. Mealy, tasteless, sour, hard, having the character of Wonder Bread are some of the ways I could describe the tomatoes that come to us from locales afar during those dark months. However, … Continued

Tips from the Chef: How to Season Food


Meticulously, you followed every painstaking step of the recipe. You carefully measured the ingredients. The piece of fish you just paid an outrageous $20 a pound for was cooked exactly as the recipe specified. Yet, it doesn’t taste good – flat, uninteresting, uninspired. What went wrong? There are always many things that a recipe won’t … Continued

Rhinebeck named “Most Charming” Small Town


County Living Magazine has named Rhinebeck one of the top 18 Most Charming Small Towns in America. In addition to being the home to America’s oldest operating inn and the Dutchess County Fairgrounds (which hosts the annual Dutchess Fair, the Country Living Fair and the Sheep and Wool Festival), Rhinebeck is home to an array … Continued

Terrapin’s Taste of Spring Pasta Recipe


Fiddlehead Spring Pasta There is no better time to truly enjoy the bounty of the Hudson Valley than in the spring. While many of the local farms are not producing seasonal delicacies as of yet, the woods of the valley are filled with culinary goodies. My favorites from the spring harvest are morels, ramps, nettles, … Continued

New Spring 2015 Menus


After a seemingly endless and frigid winter, spring has finally arrived in the Hudson Valley. We got a bit of a late start due to a delayed growing season, but now we have plenty of fresh ingredients arriving at our doors. Which means… spring menus! Stop by soon to try out some of our newest … Continued

18 years ago today, I walked into Terrapin for the first time.


Eighteen years ago I got the keys to this building. Trusting that if I made good food people would come, I built Terrapin Restaurant on a winding road through the woods of Ulster County. And you came! From a little restaurant in West Hurley to our current location in the heart of Rhinebeck, Terrapin has … Continued

Holiday Leftovers? Make Pot Pie!


So much food! What better way to celebrate with friends and family than with a meal? Whether home cooked or at a favorite restaurant, there’s something about sharing good food that just brings people together and enlivens the holiday spirit. And then once the festivities have ended, there are leftovers. Lots of leftovers. So it’s … Continued

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