There’s so much good food around these days. It’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between each of the fabulous farm to table restaurants that have cropped up all over our area of the Hudson Valley.
There’s a cool little place in Tivoli, NY that serves breakfast and lunch in a renovated church on Main Street. The restaurant is Murray’s. The dining room inside is large and open. The big, brick patio area outside is much the same.
The food, like the menu, is simple. The dishes are beautifully presented and the ingredients very fresh. But the thing that blew my mind was the coffee. Having become so used to being served bad coffee, anything with a little flavor makes me sit up and take notice.
This dark roast, served in a French press, was so different, so rich, almost exotic. In trying to express the pleasure in this cup of coffee, I found my self waxing in much the same way one does a fine wine. It was big, dense, silky. It transported and lifted me. It made me feel good. This cup of coffee was exceptional.