The anticipation is growing as vendors from around the country prepare an eclectic assortment of culinary garlic treats. Fun, food and sensory delights await your entire family in beautiful Saugerties this weekend. This year is better than ever with even more sights, sounds and smells. If you’ve never been at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, get ready for a real treat. We’re located at the foot of the beautiful Catskill mountains on the Hudson River.
A man with a colorful past, Ric’s cultural roots stem from the underground music and art scene from the late 1970s through 1980s in New York, New Haven, and Boston. Orlando gathered his passion for Global flavor eating cheap ethnic urban food while a “starving artist” and developed in his culinary experience at groundbreaking restaurants such as the Elm City Diner in New Haven, (the original) Harvest in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Wild Goose in Boston, Sugar Reef in Manhattan, and Yates Street and Justin’s in Albany. He has cooked in the kitchens widely of respected chefs Bob Kinkead, Jake Jabobus, and Emmett Fox. 2010 Food Network CHOPPED CHAMPION.