Loring Place is easily one of the best restaurants of 2017

I've been to many farm to table restaurants throughout the city and the undeniable truth is that they are all delicious. When chefs care about sustainability, sourcing and the well being of the environment we live in it shows through their food. The menu at Loring Place embodies the hard work of farmers and the treasures you find at the local farmer's markets on Sundays. However, Chef Daniel Kluger's menu goes above and beyond the simplicity and freshness of farm to table cooking. In fact the use of spice and subtle flavors that are woven throughout his dishes are exceptional and shine not just amongst the farm to table scene but can compete with any of the Michelin starred restaurants. The Japanese influenced tempura battered zucchini fries pays homage to zucchini that's just been picked from the farm but is cleverly spiced with smoky flavors. The sauce on the spicy meatball pizza is a work of art where you can taste the tanginess of the ripe tomato sauce, the freshness of the mozzarella and basket cheese tied with in with the simple yet sweet fennel that adds acidity to the dish. I'm so impressed with Loring Place and how well thought out every dish was. It is easily one of my favorite restaurants of 2017. 

Zucchini 'fries' with with lemon-parmesan dressing 

Zucchini 'fries' with with lemon-parmesan dressing 

Heirloom tomatoes with parmesan croutons, lemon and herbs

Heirloom tomatoes with parmesan croutons, lemon and herbs

Spicy meatball pizza with fennel, mozzarella and shepherd's basket cheese

Spicy meatball pizza with fennel, mozzarella and shepherd's basket cheese

Black pepper cavatappi with duck, corn, chanterelles and green tomatoes

Black pepper cavatappi with duck, corn, chanterelles and green tomatoes

Favorite dishes:

If you couldn't tell from the praise above I loved every dish on this menu. I suggest going with a friend or two and sampling one or two dishes from each of the small to large plate sections. This menu's farmer's market to table journey is evident but the actual skill required to elevate these fresh ingredients is impressive. 

The DeBruce is your ultimate Catskills getaway

The DeBruce will always hold a special place in my heart because there's where I got engaged!!! Every part of that moment was surreal and luckily my fiancĂ© timed it so well that after we got engaged there was a 9 course dinner awaiting me in the glass windowed dining room at the DeBruce. The DeBruce offers much more than just impeccable farm to table food. This place meets all the criteria of a luxurious Catskill getaway complete with your own hiking trails, streams of water, an incredible chef on call, pool side lounging, flyfishing and a bar just steps away from your room. Your per night cost covers breakfast every morning and a special 5 course dinner on Friday night as well as the signature 9 course tasting menu on Saturday night. Chef Aksel Theilkuhl lives on the property and cooks every night with his close knit team based upon the items they forage in the woods right behind the property. This luxurious B&B is a dream come true. 

The photos below are from The DeBruce's signature 9 course tasting menu-

Foraging: fiddleheads, daisy, berries, yarrow flowers

Foraging: fiddleheads, daisy, berries, yarrow flowers

Chicken Liver- country rye, pickled wild strawberries, sweet & sour onion

Chicken Liver- country rye, pickled wild strawberries, sweet & sour onion

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Trout- cured & cold smoked, last season's pickles

Trout- cured & cold smoked, last season's pickles

Corn- empanada, pork belly, nectar

Corn- empanada, pork belly, nectar

Mushroom- clover & timothy hay, blueberry wood

Mushroom- clover & timothy hay, blueberry wood

Rabbit- in a meadow

Rabbit- in a meadow

Display of after dinner cheese and desserts

Display of after dinner cheese and desserts