Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go Testimonials

For us, there is nothing better than a happy customer. And we have lots of them! Here are just a few that let us know how much we meant to them.

Not only was the food absolutely delicious, but the separate cocktail hours/canapé options that we decided on at the Onteora Mountain House worked out so well! The adults loved the more sophisticated tastes as well as the crowd pleasers that the kids wolfed down – in fact, I saw more than a few adults raid the kids’ cocktail hour and walk away with big plates of pigs, coconut shrimp and those YUMMY pulled pork cups! Of course, you KNOW I adore the chicken meatballs, etc…the smoked trout on blini is now my new favorite!

- Abbe Aronson

We're so happy we decided to have Bistro-to-go cater Jake's wedding party instead of doing it ourselves. Your team was friendly and efficient and best of all, the food was terrific. Glad we have some leftovers to enjoy.

- Angela and Rick, Saugerties, New York

The food and service were beyond helped give my niece the best engagement celebration. I could not have asked for a single aspect of your service to be different...perfect in every way!

- Anonymous, Woodstock, NY

I want to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to you for hosting the wonderful champagne brunch at your lovely Blue Mountain Bistro and for your generous in-kind contribution to my reelection campaign. You should know I received many compliments on your behalf about how delicious the food is, and what a great place it is to hold an event. I heartily agree, and I am sure your catering venture will prove to be highly successful.

- Congressman Maurice Hinchey

As the step-father of the Bride, Katharine I admit I may be just a little less than objective, but since everyone else thought it as an absolutely incredible romantic moment made even more elegant and delicious through Mary Anne's great eye for detail design and Richards great magical hands in his kitchen. The staff works like crazy and dig the gig! Thanks, Bistro

- Dean and Susan Goldberg

Thank you so much for the delicious rehearsal dinner and wedding food. I enjoyed all of it but was especially thrilled to eat the steaming hot mashed potatoes! I and many of the guests, really enjoyed the collard greens and jambalaya. We would have loved to have taken the extras home to enjoy later. Many many thanks for all of your work to make the wedding a memorable event.

- Elizabeth and Peter Cole, Onteora Mountain House

So, the wild wedding craze is over and we are writing our thank yous to all participants. One very special Thank You! goes out to you and Richard and your crew - you have all been so nice and friendly and helpful with everything and the food was fantastic ("epic" as my father called it.) Thanks to your great organization everything went super smooth. Please feel free to use us as reference for prospective customers.

- Henning & Caitlin, Saugerties, New York

Universal kudos! The food was yummy and devoured (tho I was really happy to have some leftovers for my gang, who just left last nite!) All I added were my Malayasian coconut rice and a Caesar salad (my Richard's recipe). A good time was had by all. Thanks so much.

- Jane Brody, Personal Health Columnist, The New York Times

The day of our wedding finally arrived and Mary Anne and Richard took over. Our tables set-up was beautiful. After Christine and I said our “I do’s”, the wedding reception began. The food at the cocktail hour was professionally delivered and FABULOUS. My favorite was the mini lobster sandwiches. Importantly, The Blue Mountain Bistro bartenders served our guests at a perfect pace, ensuring that none of our guests had to wait for a drink.

- June 2012 Wedding Thank you

Isn't Woodstock a remarkable place for talents, yours included. As for the food, the salmon was beautifully elegant and cooked just right, likewise the roast beef. The sauces/mustard completed the tastes, the potato salad was the way you want potato salad to be, and the green salads were fresh and piled high on plates. I couldn't have been more pleased with the food and with Olivia. She provided just the right note of efficiency with the poised and seemingly effortless way she went about things. She is a lovely girl, I am sure she will be a success at whatever she does. The generous assortment of cakes and cookies were appealing to look at and equally satisfying to bite into.My leftover party goers have continued to enjoy them. The iced tea was the surprise star. Almost everyone chose it and kept going back for more. Poor wines languished in their ice. Would love to have the recipe for that tea and make it for myself. I am so glad you and Richard were able to fit me in. It wouldn't have been the same without your food.

- Gail Godwin

"Blue Mountain Bistro did an amazing job catering our daughter's wedding on May 27, 2017. Mary Anne was great to work with from day one...always available and very responsive and accommodating. It was a barn type wedding and we went with a more casual menu. The food was OUTSTANDING! Also, every server and bartender Mary Anne hired was professional and courteous. I would recommend Blue Mountain Bistro without hesitation!! Thanks Mary Anne for making Emma and Tim's wedding so delicious!!"

- Jenny Levine

Thank you so much. The party was fantastic. We had perfect weather. Everyone raved about the food. It was delicious. Michael and Megan were so wonderful in the way they arranged everything and their sense of timing. I could really enjoy the party too. I would be delighted to give a recommendation any time but you probably don't need it since you have such a wonderful reputation. Please thank Richard and all your staff who prepared the food.

- Karen, Palenville, New York

Hello Mary Anne: just wanted you to know the food you provided for our party at Onteora Mountain House last night was DEEEE-licious and is getting rave reviews today. As always, it is a pleasure working with you and Bistro-to-go.

- Marilyn Maracek, Woodstock, New York

A belated thanks for the wonderful food and energetic helpers who made my party such a success. Despite the rain, everything worked out perfectly and the food was much admired. I am glad we decided on the fillet of beef, which disappeared almost immediately, despite the professed vegetarians amongst us. But it was all delicious: the appetizers were beautifully displayed, thanks to the skills of the "ladies", the cakes were scrumptious , and I am sure you have acquired new fans.

- Marjorie, Woodstock, New York / New York City

Thank you for your creation and execution of Emily and Ben's glorious wedding celebration. Your skill and competence in arranging and composing such large wedding was extremely impressive. I enjoyed working with you both in the process of planning this memorable day.

- Patricia and David, Glenford, New York

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The food tasted delicious and it looked like a painting. Richard, Alan and I know that you are an artist in more ways than one. Michael and his assistant ran the whole show in a professional, pleasant, personable manner. Everyone enjoyed the party.

- Sandy Woodstock, New York / New York City

Rain and shine it was a great wedding. The food was scrumptuous and everything looked beautiful. When you said I didn't need a wedding planner you were absolutely correct. Your personal services made the party a success. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

- Sondra Mark

Matt and I just got back from Italy on Sunday night, and of course we spent much of the time on our honeymoon reminiscing about the wedding and reception. When we got back,we were inundated with notes and calls from our guests, praising every aspect of the event, and in many cases they complimented the food, the catering, your staff. It all ran so smoothly and everyone had such a great time, including Matt and myself. I just wanted to let you know that you deserve huge thanks for helping make our wedding such a success. We can't thank you enough and we are so grateful for your professionalism, calm and culinary expertise. Each characteristic contributed immensely to what in hindsight we both agree was the happiest moment of our lives.

- Steve and Matt, Woodstock, New York

I can't thank you enough for your help in making my niece's engagement celebration so memorable. From the moment you helped us plan the menu until the last dish was carefully washed and put away your professionalism has been unsurpassed. The guests raved about the food, the servers were efficient and hard-working, and every detail was impeccable. We will never try another caterer...because your service is the ultimate!

- Susan Paynter

Thank you so much for sending Pam and Dinah to us for our Jan. 4 Epiphany Party! The food was great, as it was at our December party you catered, but i especially wanted to comment on their service. Not only were they extremely efficient and friendly, helping to make our party a huge success, but they also left the entire parsonage spotless! With your staff, it's like having a cleaning service, as well as a wonderful caterer. Thanks again.

- Genie Abrams

The party was spectacular - your food, staff and service were vital to it! We were very pleased with your contribution to the event - thank you so much. The food was beautiful and perfect, the staff were fantastic. The torrential rain and floods added crazy and extremely muddy elements to the night and you were all so amazing through this. Thanks for keeping it dry and together. We couldn't have done this without each of you. We wish you many more fun and successful parties this season!

- Tracy and Jamie

Mary Anne Erickson


Richard Erickson

Chef / Owner

Tim Storrs and Danny Sherman


Brooke Ritchey

Store Manager


Baker extraordinaire

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Assistant Store Manager

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