my one tank adventure

CIA screengrab

Damon screengrab

Crimson screengrabFord sent me on a #onetankadventure to the Hudson Valley to check out all the best food destinations there and I think I ate better that weekend than I have in a long time.

First I went to the Culinary Institute of America where, after a tour of the gorgeous campus, I joined a real class and made fish chowder with them. It was a dream come true for me. The students and teacher were so kind, and wait til you see what they thought of my soup!

The next day I went to Damon Baehrel’s for a 15-course meal that blew my mind. Everything he serves — and he does it all on his own, from gathering to prep to cooking to serving to cleaning up — comes from his property. Everything. All the sauces, powders, seasonings… and even the three kinds of sap that I drank. You have to see the video to believe it.

And then last but not least I stopped by the Farm Box for some famous juice shots and then made my way to Crimson Sparrow for an incredible, seasonal dinner. Watch how I didn’t miss a beat, or a meal, even after the two previous days of gorging.

Should you be in that neck of the woods I highly recommend any and all of these places for your own #onetankadventure. These people take food seriously, and it shows. Everything is healthy, locally-sourced, and most important, delicious. I hope you’ll watch all three videos and let me know what you think!

2 thoughts on “my one tank adventure

  1. Loved your videos! And the stories that went with them. I lived in Poughkeepsie for 28 years and ate many delicious meals at the CIA. In my younger days I spent summers in the Catskill Mountains, and I was quite familiar with the area where Damon is located. My favorite restaurant in this area was La Rive, near Catskill (Does it still exist?) Your Hudson Valley adventure was a delightful trip down Memory Lane for me

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