From left:  Janet Crawshaw, publisher, The Valley Table Magazine and founder of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week; Peter Kelly, owner and chef, Xavier’s Restaurant Group; Matt Heisel, chef, Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub; County Executive Robert P. Astorino; Pasquale Magno, chef, Chatterbox 54; Joseph Pandolfo, owner, Chatterbox 54; Isidoro “Isi” Albanese, owner,  Exit 4 Food HallOct. 26, 2016 - Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine, at Chatterbox 54 in Briarcliff Manor to announce The Valley Table’s Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. During HVRW, which runs from Nov. 1-13, diners will have the chance to sample cuisine offerings from more than 100 restaurants at special discount prices.

“Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the perfect time to explore the exceptional neighborhood restaurants here in Westchester County,” Astorino said. “So tell your friends to ‘Meet Me in Westchester’ to enjoy delicious food at a great price.”


During the kick-off event, Astorino put on his chef’s apron and helped prepare homemade pizzas.

Chatterbox 54, under the ownership of Joseph Pandolfo, is a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Briarcliff Manor, specializing in Italian cuisine.

“We are thrilled to kick off this week of delicious dining,” said Joseph Pandolfo, Owner of Chatterbox 54. “Visitors and residents have many choices and we’re proud to be part of the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week festivities here in Westchester County.”

“The Hudson River Valley is a great place to get out and dine,” said Janet Crawshaw, who is also the founder of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. “With more than 100 restaurants participating right here in Westchester County, there’s a cuisine for everyone. We’re happy to join with County Executive Astorino to officially kick-off our fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.”

With more than 100 Westchester County restaurants participating, HVRW is a must for all foodies. Participating restaurants offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for $29.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity) and may offer a three-course lunch menu for $20.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity). Participating venues include new spots such as Hudson Farmer and the Fish, Modern on the Rails and familiar establishments like Rivermarket Bar & Kitchen and Tarry Lodge. See the complete list of participating restaurants.

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About Westchester County Tourism & Film
Tourism & Film is Westchester County’s official destination marketing organization. Its mission is to generate economic benefits by promoting Westchester County as a premier business and leisure destination in the Hudson Valley region. The Tourism & Film Office in Westchester County is a division within County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s Office of Economic Development.

About Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
In 1996, Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky took an eight-month sabbatical, traveling 35,000 miles across the country seeking authentic American experiences. They found that local farms, bakeries, fish markets, wineries and breweries were the key to understanding the country’s distinct regions. Inspired by their trip and the Chefs Collaborative, an educational sustainable food movement, the couple returned to their home in the Hudson Valley with a mission to awaken the region’s food consciousness.

In 1998, they launched The Valley Table, a colorful quarterly, magazine that celebrates the agricultural heritage and cuisine of the region, leading the development of the Hudson Valley’s local food movement.

Crawshaw and Novesky launched Hudson Valley Restaurant week in 2006 with a distinguished board of advisors, including chefs, restaurateurs and tourism leaders. The two-week culinary event premiered with 70 restaurants. Today, with more than 185 participating restaurants spanning seven counties, it is among the largest Restaurant Week events in the country. Participating counties include Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster. It has become a successful collaborative effort involving farmers, growers, wine makers and chefs.