Ever since having met chef Anges Devereaux at a Hudson Valley Restaurant Event eons ago, I’ve wanted to dine at her restaurant. It’s all that I’d hoped it would be, and more. The Village Tea Room in New Paltz brings the best of all worlds together: a cozy, homey neighborhood restaurant that champions locally grown food with sophisticated but simple cooking.
The food was delicious and the service was friendly and relaxed. Bravo! I just wish it were closer.
Local chocolate milk, served with a straw:
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The Village Tea Room is also a bakery (and indeed, it serves tea).
We ordered this super cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, from the folks at Breezy Hill Orchard.
A vegetable soup (the broth was superb!) and half a grilled cheese on delicious bread, too, with crazy-good onion jam:
Local popcorn tossed with Togarashi and garlic butter. YUM!
Dingle Pie, an Irish specialty with ground lamb and spices. Wow! And that crust was buttery and flaky. Delicious.
The Village Tea Room, 10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz. 845-255-3434, thevillagetearoom.com