What a lucky daughter you have....a choice between two of my favorite restaurants in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Go for it--one next time and the other after that!
Both restaurants are big into the best of the local ingredients. And the chefs know how to use them.
The downside of Mercato is that it can get noisy. Some people enjoy that, others don't. Also, and I assume your daughter is a student at Bard, Mercato is located nearby in Red Hook; Agriturismo is about 20 miles down the road.
And don't forget to make reservations; you'll need them.
61 E Market St, Red Hook, NY