Ric Orlando has been called the Pioneer of Hudson Valley Farm to Table cooking. Bio is here (pdf)


Winter 2020

July in January Weekend January at New World 24-25

After months of fall harvest and holiday cooking, I can’t wait to get into some vibrant, colorful, tropical cuisine. July in January has been a tradition at both New World restaurants since way back in 1993 and it carries on at New World Bistro Bar Friday.
Either way, Dress for Summer, Get your Conch and Rum on and party like It’s July in January

July in January Pop-up at the Lower Landing

I am also hosting a POP UP dinner party Friday, January 24th at the Lower Landing in Coxsackie, NY. The Lower Landing is a private speakeasy space where I hold a monthly theme based dinner party! It is a GREAT Time! 

This month  I'm cooking classics like Conch Fritters, Bajan FIsh, Curry Goat and more, and Lower Landing owner Kim will be whipping up the Island cocktails!

Valentine's Night Menu

Valentine's at New World Bistro Bar is exactly what you need. Yes it is a multicourse dinner, but what makes it different is that it is designed to make you, shall we say, dance. Clean aphrodisiac ingredients, intense flavors, arousing textures and aromas all set the mood for what's to come after dinner. 


Mardi Gras Weekend Friday Feb 21- Tuesday Feb 24th happens both at New World Bistro Bar and as a Pop Up at the Lower Landing in Coxsackie. is my time to step into my culinary comfort zone. We cook up the classics and also innovate some new Bayou inspired dishes.