Gigi Market & Cafe Launches "Agriturismo" Dinners at Greig Farm
Upper Red Hook, NY: Beginning June 9th, Gigi Hudson Valley will be bringing a charming, rural Italian tradition to the Hudson Valley with the introduction of "Agriturismo Dinners." 'Agriturismo' refers to an Italian style of vacationing in farm house resorts. This allows farmers to reacquaint visitors with traditional Italian country living, including food grown and prepared right on the premises. Laura Pensiero, owner of Gigi HV, wants to provide a similar enjoyable eating experience. "Our food typically uses lots of locally grown products, and we also wanted to challenge ourselves and make good use of our rustic-elegant space at Greig Farm. So, we decided to source ingredients grown right in our back yard; in Upper Red Hook, and nearby Columbia County. We find the best ingredients within five miles of our café, Gigi Market, on Greig Farm".
Pensiero and her talented team, including Market Chef Mark Fredette, will source ingredients from nearby Migliorelli Farms, Mead Orchards, Northwind Farms, Montgomery Place Orchards, Hearty Roots Farm, Paisley Farm and of course, right outside its back door on Grieg Farm. Keeping the agriturismo 'spirit' alive, all meals will be family style and rustic. There will be homemade crusty breads to enjoy, an antipasti course with farm fresh vegetables, and the option for local cured meats and cheeses. This will be followed by a main course of either a delicious pasta/risotto or local beef, pork or chicken along with salads and side dishes. For dessert, you can bite into ripe local fruit or rustic tarts, pies, cobblers, even homemade gelato.
The Agriturismo Dinners will begin on June 9th and run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday into October. Enjoy 3 courses of local farm flavors for $32; children ten and under eat for only $10*. Select non-alcoholic beverages also included. There will be local and imported beer and wine available by the bottle and some by carafe. Menus are posted the day of the dinner and rely solely on what local farmers have ready to harvest. Space is limited so reservations are encouraged.
To reserve your seat at the table, call 845.758.1999 or email [email protected].
Come and enjoy the bounty of the Valley.
About Gigi Hudson Valley: Best described as "Hudson Valley Mediterranean", Gigi menus celebrate the seasonal bounty of our local farms with innovative, artfully crafted dishes prepared with the freshest Hudson Valley produce. Enjoy unique Mediterranean flavors at our award-winning restaurant Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, NY. Visit us at Gigi Market, our daytime Café and Farmer's Market at Greig Farm in Red Hook, or choose the location of your choice, with Gigi Catering.