A huge thank you to anyone and everyone who has helped us the last 20 Christmases, since 2003!
I don't think we have ever sat around a tree and opened presents and my kids are 23 and 20.
My restaurant opens up as a "no-questions-asked" Christmas Day Soup Kitchen. We deliver meals to anyone who needs them. They may be in a hard financial time, or they may not. They may be alone and homebound, or who knows what the situation is. The only thing we ask is for their address so we can get them a meal.
Of course, it's not just myself alone that makes this happen. I can't cook and deliver 400-500 meals. It's the amazing people who volunteer, donate and help us spread the word. There have been many people who have celebrated their Christmas Day with us since 2003 by showing up and helping cook, clean, serve, deliver and do what has to be done! No matter what the weather has been.
Here are some pictures from this Christmas Day.
First Green Certified© Restaurant in the Hudson Valley. Established in 2003 in Ellenville (Ulster County) NY. Featuring a New American menu with grass-fed steaks, seafood & vegetarian. One of the best stocked bars in the Hudson Valley with 300 craft beers, 300 wines & independent produced spirits. Hudson Valley Magazine “Best Of” winner 10 years in a row. Awards include: Best Beer Menu, Best Chef, Best Bistro, Best Vegetarian, Best of County & Best Wine List. Trip Advisor's #1 restaurant.