FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2023 — Foodies, friends, and families hankering for good food will find great eats and great values in Nyack during the village’s third annual Nyack Feasts! restaurant event.
Nyack Feasts 2023 runs from Wednesday, March 1 through Thursday, March 9 for brunch, lunch, dinner and in-betweens, matching a variety of appetites and tastes with a wide array of hosting establishments, cuisines and culinary styles.
The event is sponsored by Audi of Nyack, in partnership with an enthusiastic contingent of local organizations and individuals.
During this nine-day culinary celebration, diners can choose formats and flavors from 30 participating restaurants offering a variety of options — special menus at special prices, discounts of up to 50% for on-premises dining, pick-ups and special items, plus free giveaways to accompany orders.
What’s more, visitors are invited to “pair your fare” with specials offered by 20 participating retail shops and personal services businesses – a great way to combine good food with a day of exploration in Nyack’s one square mile of eclectic, one-of-a-kind businesses.
A full listing of participating restaurants, shops and service businesses – with details on specific offerings — is available on the Visit Nyack website at Nyack Feasts 2023.
“Variety is the spice of Nyack,” said event organizer Mark Davidoff, director of Rockland Community College Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center. “Feasts is about Nyack’s rich variety of cuisines, but it’s also about freedom — a departure from the cookie-cutter ‘restaurant week’ approach where every business is required to deliver basically the same offer in a traditional full-service dining way.”
“Nyack is not a one-size-fits-all community,” added Davidoff. “Our restaurants are all about creativity and multi-cultural cuisines. In addition to avoiding the standard one-offer restaurant week approach, we’re including any local purveyors of good food who want to participate. Each participating establishment crafts its own offer and special brand of culinary magic.That’s what Nyack is all about.”
A Feasts sampler might include a stack of fluffy pancakes for the kids at the Breakfast & Burger Club, or a cheese/charcuterie tasting at Scott & Joe, a pint or two of artisanal beer made onsite at Marlowe’s brew pub on Main Street, or mezze and dinner at The Greek-ish, or tacos at Casa del Sol, or rich, authentic Indian curries at Mumbai Dreams, or home-made soups, fresh salads and hot-out-of-the oven muffins at Hartell’s Jukebox Deli — to name just a few options for exploring the 9-day event.
“Nyack is a treasure trove for the curious and adventurous,” said Roger Cohen, President, Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “Browsing our one-of-a-kind shops and service businesses is a great way to combine lunch or dinner with a unique Nyack ‘discovery’ experience.”
In addition to shopping, creative ways to couple dining with other enjoyments might include, as an example for the guys, a classic hot shave at DSZ Barbers; for the ladies, luxury products or a relaxing shampoo or treatment at one of Nyack’s top-flight spas or salons — or for both gentlemen and ladies (why not) a celebratory indulgence at Casa Hispaniola Fine Tobacconist’s cigar bar – described by one patron as a “cool place in a cool town.”
With marketing outreach touching Westchester, Fairfield, Bergen and the New York City boroughs,
Feasters looking for fresh ingredients for their own kitchens can plan to visit the Nyack Farmers Market, outdoors every Thursday all winter from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Main Street parking lot. Visit the Nyack Chamber of Commerce website for Market details.
While at the Market, it’s not uncommon to run into one of Nyack’s chefs browsing through the fresh produce and artisanal products – food that will appear on diners’ plates later in the day. Alain Eigenmann, owner of Brasserie D and Alain’s Petit Bistro across the street from the Market, is one of those chefs.