With locations throughout the U.S., I’ve gotta say I have a soft spot for City Winery’s Hudson Valley location in Montgomery, NY. This 130 year-old historic Montgomery Mill has been restored and revamped with exquisite detail to bring a more present-day feel to a classic winery. Their location includes The Barrel Room Restaurant and Boiler Room Wine Bar with cozy fireplaces and front-row views of where the wine is made.
Just last week I was lucky enough to be invited to their stunning property for a 12-course tasting of new Spring menu items. Executive Chef, Tony Moustakas, Winemaker, Travis Van Caster, and Beverage Director Ania Fedorava did an excellent job walking guests through the culinary journey they crafted with the utmost care. Each dish achieved a deep flavor profile that was perfectly complemented by an accompanying drink. The food was delicious and the flavors were kept light and fresh which is fitting for the warmer weather to come.
The menu offered a wonderful variety of food from several regions of cuisine and balanced a variety of textures and colors perfect for photographing (and eating!). SO, without further adieu, here’s a recap of the City Winery Hudson Valley’s 12-course Spring tasting menu.
City Winery Hudson Valley Spring Menu Tastings
Spring Street Salad | Mixed greens, blackberries, sunflower granola honey, and white balsamic
Paired with “City Bubbles” Cava (Penedes, Spain)
Tuna Ceviche | Sweet potato, onion, mango, coconut, lime
Paired with Two to Tango Cocktail
Korean BBQ Pork Belly | With apple kimchi slaw
Paired with 2020 Gewurztraminer (Uva Blanca Vineyard - Finger Lakes, NY)
Hudson Valley Fisheries Steelhead Trout | Fregola, Patty Pamm, Beet-Horseradish
Paired with Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir
Mediterranean Chicken Thighs | Coole farro, labneh, aleppo
Paired with 2019 Chardonnay (Scopus Vineyard - Sonoma Mountain, CA)
CW Burger | with Parmesan Truffle Fries
Paired with Rhubarb Old-Fashioned
Local Zubaton Steak | Chimichurri, crispy fingerlings
Paired with 2019 Petite Sirah ( Jauhar Vineyard - Paso Robles, CA)
Casarecce Pasta | Spring peas, lemon ricotta
Paired with Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
Cheeseburger Pizza | House pickles, burger sauce, sesame seed crust
Paired with 2020 Riesling Pet-Nat (Uva Blanca Vineyard - Finger Lakes, NY)
Angel Wings Pizza | Bechamel, Pistachio, Ricotta, Truffle Honey
Paired with La Palomita cocktail
Vegan Sausage & Peppers Pizza
Paired with 2019 Rhone-Style Red Blend (Alder Springs Vineyard - Mendocino, CA)
Pina Colada Upside Down Cake | Toasted coconut, caramel, whipped cream
Paired with Scotch on the Beach cocktail
The menu officially launches this week so be sure to book your reservation now. They also are offering a beautiful selection of City Winery whites and rosés that are now 15% off through April 15.
For more information, visit CityWinery.com or follow them on social media to stay up to date on their latest offerings and promotions.