Friday September 21, 2012
Italian Breakfast at Oriole 9 in Woodstock New York
Italian breakfast: 2 eggs on garlic toast served with spicy sofrito sauce, and I am telling you- it is out of this world delicious so be sure to stop by Oriole 9 next time you find yourself in Woodstock NY.
The owners of Oriole9, Pierre-Luc Moeys and Nina Paturel, met in Amsterdam, Holland, fell in love and moved to the Hudson Valley to launch their dream of starting a cafe of their own. For Nina, a lifetime Hudson Valley resident, this move marked a return to her roots.
Pierre-Luc is a French and classic Italian-trained chef who has worked with master chefs throughout Europe, including Raymond Blanc of Michelin two-star restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, and Robert Kranenborg, the culinary genius behind an array of major restaurants and retail food ventures.
For Nina, it runs in her family. Nina's parents, Marylou and Bernard Paturel, ran a little place called Café Espresso in Woodstock in the 1960's. The Espresso was a haven for locals and luminaries alike. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were among the artists who created music, drank coffee, and played chess while enjoying lazy summer nights on the patio at the Espresso. Although Nina was just a baby, she always dreamed of following in her parents' footsteps. The Espresso was the heart of the town - much the same way that Oriole9 is today.