Barnaby's Steakhouse, New Paltz: Clams Casino with fresh garlic, onion, peppers, and bacon. photo by Drake Creative
Asia Restaurant, Stone Ridge: Pink California roll with pink soy paper.
Main Course, New Paltz: Pan-seared halibut filet with local mushroom tea, mussels, watermelon radish, and spring asparagus.
Peekamoose, Big Indian: Vidalia onion tart with champagne vinegar caramel and goat cheese.
Lucky Chocolates Cafe, Saugerties: Spring salad with chicken, pomegranite, artichoke hearts with grain-free bread and cashew cheese.
Boitsons, Kingston: Pounded out lamb chops Milanese. Side salad with arugula, fresh tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella.
Northern Spy Cafe, High Falls: Roasted organic chicken with orange Portuguese piri-piri marinate.
A Tavola, New Paltz: Lamb polpette with mixed beans, cipollini onions, and herbs.
Friends and Family II Hillside, Accord: Seared sea scallops with herb wine butter sauce.
Tuthill House, Gardiner: Raw, fresh tuna with avocado and cucumber.
Land & Sea Grill, Saugerties: Nothing says summer like fresh oysters on the halfshell.
Puccini, Rhinebeck: Caesar Salad with cheese crostini, fresh white anchovies, grape tomatoes, and creamy Caesar dressing.
Henry's at Buttermilk, Milton: Pan seared jumbo scallops over black rice with charred carrots, baby bok choy, pickled watermelon radishes and a ginger lemon grass buerre blanc.
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina, Phoenicia: Grilled salmon served over avocado salad with a creamy cilantro jalapeno sauce.
The Catamount Cafe, Mt. Tremper: Garlic-seared shrimp penne with baby spinach and roasted red peppers in an herb butter sauce.
Hickory BBQ, Kingston: House-smoked pulled pork sandwich topped with slaw and pickles.
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston: Light and crisp raw kale salad.
Dominicks Cafe, Kingston: Chicken sandwich with roasted red peppers.
Bistro Mountain Store, Gardiner: The El Word, a chic cutlet, cheddar cheese, bacon, and pesto mayo on grilled Texas toast.
Deising's, Kingston: Turkey sandwich on fresh baked marble bread.
Cafe Mezzaluna, Saugerties: Mezza burger piled high with toppings of your choice.
Bacchus, New Paltz: Mesclun-endive salad with apples, blue cheese, candied walnuts & honey-mustard hazelnut vinaigrette.
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz: The S'mores Cupcake just screams summer.
China Rose, Rhinecliff: Cold sesame noodles with spicy peanut sauce with frozen sake margaritas.
High Falls Cafe, High Falls: Mediterranean farfalle. shrimp, calamata olives, garlic, and fresh tomatoes over bow tie pasta.
Bistro To Go, Kingston: Fresh heirloom tomato salad sold by the pound.
Terrapin, Rhinebeck: Local asparagus and sweet pea soup, served with a crispy parmesan crust.