by Lynn Byrne
By Lynn Byrne. I went to California on Monday and it only took 20 minutes to get there.
What was I doing there?
So where was I really? At an amazing restaurant, Harvest on Hudson, in a little town in Westchester called Hastings. It is owned by our Montauk neighbors, Bruce and Carol Bernacchia (who also own my favorite restaurants in Montauk, Harvest on Fort Pond and East by Northeast–posts on those to come next summer!)
But the most amazing feature about our visit to Harvest on Hudson on Monday was not the decor or the wonderful food. It was the incredible generosity of Bruce and Carol.
They put on an amazing party, taking over the entire restaurant. There is tons of food and drink and a full staff to help serve it and clean up, all for a suggested donation of $40. Every cent of the proceeds go to benefit St. John’s Riverside Hospital. Very affordable so lots of people go. There were over 500 people there by mid afternoon.
Although it was the first time Larry and I were there, Bruce and Carol have been doing this every Columbus Day for the past 10 years. I can’t begin to imagine what the large event actually costs them.
We can’t wait to go back to sample Harvest on Hudson on a “regular” day.
PS: Remember “Date Night”? Well Larry and I fell off of that horse. Back in the saddle now, we are calling this day “Date Afternoon”. I hope to bring you more great restaurants and amazing restaurant design in the upcoming months.
Most photos are from the Harvest on Hudson website and are linked to that source. A few photos by me, for Decor Arts Now.