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

Hudson Valley Food & Farming – Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That?


Terrapin is excited to welcome our friend Tessa Edick, founder and executive director of the FarmOn! Foundation to Terrapin Red Bistro on December 18th, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm to celebrate the release of her new book, Hudson Valley Food & Farming – Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That. Farming has sustained the Hudson … Continued

Chef Josh Kroner Wins 2014 Locavore Award


Chef Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, NY was one of three recipients of the 2014 Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award, which was presented at the Columbia County Fair on Labor day and included a $1000 cash award. In a surprise move, Chef Kroner chose to immediately donate the prize money back to the … Continued

Cooking Channel’s Chuck’s Eat the Street Visits Terrapin


A hundred miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan is the little village of Rhinebeck, New York. It has less than 3,000 people but dozens of delicious eateries that offer the best ingredients in the Hudson Valley. Along a former stagecoach road called Route 9, Chuck tastes the bounty. At the charming Le Petit Bistro, … Continued

Chef’s Favorite Early Summer Pesto


So simple, yet so delicious! It’s the perfect combination of early summer flavors, and can work in all kinds of dishes – from pastas to proteins. Chef’s Favorite Early Summer Pesto 2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 cups asparagus, chopped and blanched 1 cup spinach leaves 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, … Continued

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