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Sep 5, 2012 04:22 PM

Hudson Valley catering -- Oliver Kita vs Main Course

Hi all -- my fiance and I are getting married in the Hudson Valley and are trying to pick caterers, which is proving to be a little difficult for us apparently. It is one of the most important things to us for our reception. So, here I am. We are looking for a dinner that will highlight local produce -- simple yet yummy farm-to-table cuisine. And we are looking to use a caterer in the area to cut down on cost (as opposed to bringing someone in from the city). We've already met with a bunch; our last two to consider are Oliver Kita Catering and Main Course -- and we have high hopes, I think b/c we're starting to run out of options. Anyone have experience with either? Most of the things we've heard about Main Course are positive, though we have heard a couple negative reviews. Haven't heard too much about Oliver Kita other than what is on wedding sites, and it's hard to know there how the reviewers feel about food. Any thoughts from fellow Chowhounders are always welcome! Many thanks.

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  1. I have only eaten at the Main Course restaurant. The food was always excellent and we regularly ate there when we were in the New Paltz area.

    Originally the menu was vast and featured many different types of cuisine. No matter what one chose the food was always well executed and delicious. Later they featured a scaled down more uplscale menu the food continuied to be excellent IMO.

    I don't believe the restaurant is around anymore, I think they are strictly catering now. Ha, I thought Oliver Kita only did chocolates, which BTW are great. Good luck and congratulations!

    1. All my experiences with Main Course during my 11 years in the Hudson Valley, whether at the restaurant or at catered functions, have been very positive. However, it has been at least 3 years since I left the Hudson Valley.
      No experience with Kita.

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      1. re: Mike in Rhinebeck

        Any thoughts on Omnivore catered events?