“We are passionate about nourishing and comforting people in many ways, big and small. Whether it’s serving food with healthy ingredients from nearby farms, or supporting our staff during difficult times. We love being the place people come to celebrate, grieve, connect with friends or to treat themselves. We’ve chosen lives as chef and host, so we can do what we love: feed and take care of people.”
Bluefish with radish and nettle pesto; spinach salad with shaved asparagus, pickled shallots, and blue cheese; grassfed burger with a house-made bun.
Whether you live in the Hudson Valley or are simply visiting for a weekend, Gaskins is worthy of a detour. The large and light-flooded restaurant in Germantown, run by husband and wife Nick and Sarah Suarez, puts community first at every turn. Produce for dishes like chicory salad with buttermilk and house-made cavatelli with oyster mushrooms and grilled ramps comes from farms in Columbia and neighboring Dutchess county. Grass-fed beef for their signature burger hails from the nearby Kinderhook Farm, which only raises pastured meat. And the kitchen regularly welcomes guests like writer Tamar Adler to collaborate with them for special meals.
Since opening, the team has used the restaurant to raise awareness and funds for social change, to advocate for LGBTQ and women’s rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement, proving community for a restaurant extends well beyond the plate.