Robibero Family Vinyards in New Paltz, New York had its annual grape-stomping festival this weekend, the first weekend of autumn. It was the perfect excuse to run north for the day with CP. After managed expectations, I was delighted by the peaceful, bucolic property and the opportunity to check another item off my bucket list.
But I had to look the part first. Barefoot and waiting. The bushels of Concord grapes ready for squishing.
We were the second stomp, so new grapes had to be added.
It feels exactly like you think it would.
Such a beautiful, bright color!
A quick soak (and foot massage!) for vineyard personnel. Hmmmm.
When vegans are in New Paltz, they go to Lagusta’s Luscious. It’s just that simple. Her signature blue ought to be trademarked, like Tiffany.
At Lagusta’s, the creme de la creme of vegan sweet treats mingle together, BiFFers Lagusta’s chocolates & Sweet Maresa‘s macarons and baked yummies.
My box of chocolates, Sweet Maresa’s rose and cardamom cupcake, a chocolate macaron, some enormous ice cream caramel chocolate thing, and, in the bag, Miyoko cheese. Yet another vegan goddess enters the picture! Not to mention to two vegan babe customers.
And speaking of goddess, check out my chocolates, including the famous Furious Vulva. Also: Maple Pecan Caramel, Strawberry Balsamic Caramel, Eggplant Miso Truffle, Peanut butter cup, Thyme lemon seas lat caramel, Basil truffle with corn, and Rosemary sea salt carmel.
New World Home Cooking in Saugerties, New York has some great vegan options, most notably are the 5 types of seitan wings!
We also go the vegan poutine fries.
The wings were unreal–deliciously tender and succulent scratch made seitan with a yummy red BBQ sauce.
Our entree was a bit of mismash of underseasoned, sauce-less vegetables. Should have order a few more plates of wings.
One roadside attraction on the way back, the Poutine / Furious Vulva sculpture outside of Rockland County’s courthouse.