About Gigi HV

Gigi Hudson Valley

Best described as “Hudson Valley Mediterranean”, Gigi menus celebrate the seasonal bounty of our local farms with innovative, artfully crafted dishes prepared with the freshest Hudson Valley produce.

Enjoy unique Mediterranean flavors at our award-winning restaurant Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, NY. Visit us at Gigi Market, our daytime Café and Farmer’s Market at Greig Farm in Red Hook, or choose the location of your choice, with Gigi Catering. We now even offer you the opportunity to order food for your next dinner or get together at home.


Laura Pensiero

Laura Pensiero is the owner and creative force behind Gigi Hudson Valley (Gigi Trattoria, Gigi Market & Café, and Gigi Catering), a fast growing Hudson Valley company that believes good health and great flavor go together. Laura’s background as a chef and nutritionist has helped her create a bountiful Hudson Valley roadmap  to delicious and healthful eating, Mediterranean style! Her award winning restaurant Gigi Trattoria was one of the first in the Hudson Valley to source the bulk of its ingredients directly from local farmers, ranchers and food artisans when it opened its doors in 2001. Today, her 60+ employee business is creating a new and sustainable model for elegant yet rustic dining, personal wellness and community engagement. Laura is also a chef and partner in Just Salad, a collection of seven healthy ‘fast food’ restaurants in NYC and two licensed outlets in Hong Kong. A prolific author, Laura recently wrote Hudson Valley Mediterranean: The Gigi Good Food Cookbook (HarperCollins 2009) to share with the rest of the country her flavorful and practical approach to wholesome and healthy eating.

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