26 of the areas finest restaurants will be a part of this year's Epicurean Delight, April 6th at Harts Hill Inn, including The Tailor & The Cook in Utica.

Ryan Laurey

The Tailor & The Cook

Owner and Executive Chef Tim Hardiman says this is the second year they've been a part of Epicurean Delight because, not only did they have so much fun last year, he and his staff 'are strong supporters of Hospice & Palliative Care.'

The famous Tailor & The Cook cheesecake will be making it's Epicurean Delight return after being such a big hit last year.

Hardiman says they have real following for their fresh cheesecake. 'When we make the cake, the cheese usually came to me the day prior from Jones Family Farm in Herkimer. It's probably the best cows milk cream cheese I've ever tasted.  So when you start with a really good raw ingredient, it's easy to make a good cake.'

The secret to Tailor & The Cook's success?  Local food. 'You can get as much local product as I can get my hands on,'  says Hardiman. Add the eclectic atmosphere, exceptional service, and the food and wine pairing, you get an experience rather than just a meal at The Tailor and The Cook.

Reservations aren't required, but are strongly recommended, especially on the weekends.

Learn more at TheTailorandTheCook.com or on their Facebook page.


Epicurean Delight - April 6th
Harts Hill Inn 5pm - 8pm
Get your $40 tickets at HospiceCareInc.org or by calling 735-6484

Laurie Barr, Community Support Services Supervisor of Hospice says 'all the money raised stays locally' to care for terminally ill patients in Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties. 'So when you support events like this, you are supporting your friends, neighbors and family,' says Barr.

By the way, I had the cheesecake and it was the best I've ever tasted. Don't just take my word for it. Try it yourself, April 6th at Harts Hill Inn.

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