Kitty’s is a new restaurant across from the station in Hudson. They also have a cafe and wine shop next door. We went for dinner with a friend on Sunday, a day when most restaurants in town are closed, so it was surprising that it was almost empty. I hope as more people discover it they will do well, as the food is quite good.

The three of us shared the fried oyster mushrooms, which were in a light, tempura-like batter, and tasted a lot like actual oysters. We also shared the “lamb tartarski” which was also excellent. For mains, I had steelhead trout, which seems to be on every menu in the Hudson Valley these days, but this preparation was particularly good, with cucumbers and fennel. Stanley had pork schnitzel, and John had fried half chicken (an enormous portion). Both were perfectly cooked. We then shared two desserts, chocolate pudding and an “orange creamsicle pavlova”, sorbet covered in meringue. Not the classic way, but pretty good.

For the three of us, with wine, tax and tip, the bill came to $250.