Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Ramp Fest: Third Time’s Still the Charm
Dale Stewart reports from Hudson. If the line snaking out to the parking lot of Basilica Hudson on Saturday, May 4, was any indication, the third annual Ramp Fest was a wild success. And the lines didn’t stop at the parking lot: Some foodies piled up three deep to sample spring’s first forageable delicacy, as interpreted by standouts like New Lebanon’s Blueberry Hill Market Café and Milan’s Another Fork in the Road. Ramps, a perennial member of the onion family known to be plentiful in the Hudson Valley, took center stage with twenty participating restaurants serving up ramps and live music. The Fest is the brainchild of Jeff Gimmel of Swoon Kitchenbar and stationery maven Alison Riley, pictured left.
Mikhaila Simeon, Roema Rotondo, Lena Deleo, Derek Dillinger, and Mike Rotindo.
Ca’Mea co-owner Max Cenci takes an Italian interpretation of the ramp.
Lynn Galluscio and Erika Clark; Basilica Hudson’s Nancy Barber and William Stone.
Deborah Au-Yeung, Carol Gillard, Annie Mayer, Kip and Saadia McConville.