Caterer / Bistro Review: Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go
on Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 12:22pm.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding held at a gorgeous venue with amazing food. In fact, it was Dylan Taft and his lovely wife Brooke, who were exchanging vows that afternoon. It was a wedding that celebrated the surrounding landscape, both in its location and cuisine; a wedding that could only be held right here in the Hudson Valley Region. The Onteora Mountain House, located in Olive, NY, boasts views of the Catskills that resemble a painting, such is their beauty. The Esopus Creek sparkled as it wound & snaked along the valley below. The happy couple was wed outdoors, seemingly perched among the tall pine trees, against a backdrop of rolling mountains. As if taking their cue from the beauty around them, the caterer, Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go, presented a variety of delicious food, created from scratch using local ingredients. Based out of Kingston, NY, where they also offer delicious take-out, Bistro-To-Go offers, “Impeccable service and four star French-Mediterranean Food.” The creative appetizers and tasty entrees at the wedding were a fine example of the culinary fare unique to this area.
Prepared Locally With Love & Care
Located on Route 28 in Kingston, NY, Bistro-To-Go opened in 2005 offering both catering and gourmet takeout. Its Ulster County, NY roots date back further however, to a previous life as the Blue Mountain Bistro, a beloved local café that served the always hip Woodstock and cool Saugerties area since 1993. In 2005 the Bistro was reborn, offering gourmet catering for any occasion and delicious take-out from a unique menu. Bistro-To-Go has weekly lunch specials, with food that has a French-Mediterranean flare, with an emphasis on herbs, garlic and olive oil. You can bring the Bistro home to your kitchen when you visit their store, which stocks many of the same products they use in their creations. Bistro-To-Go makes it a point to support local food industries, using fresh produce grown on local Hudson Valley farms. All of their food is prepared on premises and free of artificial preservatives and hydrogenated fats. Their prepared dishes feature grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. Bistro-To-Go provides the Mid-Hudson Valley community with food that is prepared locally, with love and care.
Match Made In The Hudson Valley Region
Back at the wedding, my favorite appetizer during the cocktail hour was the pulled pork on corn shells, which had a sweet & tangy kick with every bite. My entrée was a free-range chicken breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese, along with a side of fresh vegetables; a combination of flavors that was a tasty as it sounds. The guest to my right enjoyed an equally inviting piece of salmon, which they said was delightful. The perfect pairing of Bistro-To-Go and the Onteora Mountain House was no accident. In fact for the past 5 years Bistro-To-Go has been the exclusive caterer for the Mountain House. It seemed like a match made in heaven, or should I say Ulster County! In fact the whole wedding, from the venue to the cuisine, felt like a celebration of the beautiful & bountiful world which surrounds us here in Ulster County. Read more awesome reviews on our #1 Hudson Valley real estate blog, updated regularly!