My wife and I are planning on taking a three day weekend in the third week of October, roughly the 21st to the 23rd, give or take a day on either end. I'm thinking about heading up into the Hudson Valley from NYC to enjoy the fall colors on the tree leaves and have some great food.
I'm looking for any suggestions you might have for me. We've been to Stone Barns before, so we'll skip it this time around. It's also a bit above what we want to spend, which I'd say is about $100 total per meal BEFORE drinks, tax and tip. We often order strategically and share an entree if necessary to keep within our budget.
In terms of cuisine, I'd like to focus on local and/or seasonal ingredients. Italian, American, and French cuisines preferable, but Im open to others if something is really exceptional.
I'd consider spending the entire weekend in one place, or moving around from night to night.
Thanks in advance for your help!