Walkable food festival offers a taste of Rhinebeck’s culinary scene

Posted: 3/20/2017

Satisfy your culinary curiosities about the area’s premier foodie destination when the 13th annual Taste of Rhinebeck returns on Tuesday, April 25, to the Village of Rhinebeck.

From 6 to 9 p.m., vendors will offer up small bites of diverse cuisines and sips of their best delights. Participants will stop along the Taste trail at fine-dining establishments, casual eateries, sweet-shops and outdoor stands.

“Whether you’re a veteran or first-time attendee, you’re bound to discover something new along the tour while you fill up on delicious fare,” said Dawn Morrison, executive director of the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation, which organizes the event as a fundraiser.

Last year, 450 attendees helped raise $26,000 to support the hospital’s delivery of quality care. All the goods and services are also donated to the event by the businesses.

Adding to the festive atmosphere is a People’s Choice and Chef’s Choice competition.  Taste-goers will have a chance to pick their favorites in several categories, including main dish, dessert and beverage.

Vendors include: All That Java, Aroi Thai Restaurant, Bread Alone, The Brookmeade Bakery, Buns, Cinnamon, China Rose, Foster’s Coach House, Gabys Café, Grand Cru, Le Petit Bistro, The Local, Market Street, Old Mill Wine and Spirits, Oliver Kita Chocolates, Periwinkles At Rhinebeck, Pete’s Famous, the Rhinebeck Farmers Market, Rhinebeck Wine and Liquor, The Rhinecliff Hotel, Samuel’s Sweets Shop, Smoky Rock BBQ, Sunflower Natural

Foods Market, the Tavern at the Beekman Arms, Village Pizza of Rhinebeck, The Water Oracle, and more.

Tickets are $75 in advance and a portion is tax deductible. For information and to buy tickets online, visit or call the foundation at 845-871-1711 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

James Chapman, center, and Dale Andrews, right, from The Rhinecliff Hotel serve lamb and bacon crostini on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in the Village of Rhinebeck during Taste of Rhinebeck.

The Local’s Pork Belly and Brussels Sprouts won best main course, chosen by chef judges and attendees, at last year’s Taste of Rhinebeck food crawl competition.

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