Best of Hudson Valley Terrapin Giveaway

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We’re so excited that you voted us Best Restaurant in Dutchess County again this year, and we want you to know that we love you too. So… we’re giving one lucky fan a $100 gift certificate to Terrapin! To enter on Facebook: Comment on this facebook post telling us who you’d bring to dinner at … Continued

New Fall Menus at Terrapin

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Fall has arrived, and so have our new fall menus (staring Friday, October 2, 2015). New items include: Steamed Mussels with Garlic, Cream and Lemongrass Broth – Served with baguette for dipping Golden Nugget Squash Soup – Ancho chile crouton Thai Spiced Crab Soup – Crab and enoki mushrooms in a thai flavored broth Tuscan Kale, … Continued

Terrapin’s Golden Nugget Squash Soup

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The technique I use here with the lemongrass, I adapted from the French technique Bouquet Garni. This is basically a teabag of seasoning that you remove after “steeping”. Lemongrass is very fibrous; even when you cut it up finely, it’ll end up getting caught in your teeth. So to extract the delicious flavor, I’ll have … Continued

Terrapin Welcomes Todd Kardas as Pastry Chef

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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