Sometimes you find something so special and just right, it turns itself into a tradition. Surrounded by state parks and not far off the thruway you’ll find Dottie Audrey’s Bakery and Kitchen [549 Ny-17 Tuxedo Park, NY 10987].
It is a place so wonderful that I can’t help but end up there after every hike in the Hudson Valley.
They create wholesome, delicious, scratch made food inspired by their grandmothers – who the restaurant is named for. Whatever you are craving, they are sure to cook it up right. Order at the counter and the food will be delivered to your table. After a fall hike I was looking for warmth and a funny name caught my eye, the Scottish cockaleekie soup with chicken, quinoa, and leeks was incredibly hearty and satisfied my soul.
Paired with smoked whitefish toast on sourdough rye with pickled shallots and capers, it was such a fine meal.
Another day I was famished and ordered the avocado toast with cumin salt, pickled veggies, cilantro, chia seeds and gruyere bacon mac and cheese.
It was a killer duo both done to utter perfection. Jeff loved his roast beef and provolone with horseradish sauce, all of the side salads are lightly dressed with an addictive vinaigrette.
I implore you to save room for dessert, the bread pudding is otherworldly.
There is also a case full of other sweets including British Grandmother’s scones and pastries. If you’re relaxing with a cup of tea, grab an etch a sketch to doodle with, there are plenty.
The food is so comforting, it is my favorite way to reintegrate into society after a day in the woods.