Since 1908, the Destito family and their descendants have been bringing the tastes of Italy to Rome, New York. The chefs at this third-generation-run restaurant keep guests coming back with their housemade pizzas, seafood pastas, and veal parmigianas, as well as with their American dishes, including bone-in pork chops with mashed potatoes.
In the dining room, patrons dig into the dishes while seated at white-clothed tables, surrounded by walls crammed with vintage pennants from universities all across the country and framed black-and-white photos. They can also head out to the patio, which seats 150 people, hosts local music in the summer, and has an awning to protect guests from the weather and hungry skydivers.
Executive chef William Chen deftly wields his over 10 years of culinary experience as he crafts edible works of art at Mitsuba. Plates arrive at tables carefully layered with sushi rolls such as the colorful Mitsuba lobster roll, consisting of tempura lobster, avocado, mango, and marinated crabmeat. The Christmas roll, made up of fried shrimp, spicy tuna, and caviar, is a much better holiday treat than a visit from a money-seeking relative, and it comes with an eye-catching flower garnish. For cooked comestibles, diners need look no further than their own hibachi tables, which double as fiery surfaces upon which chefs sizzle filet mignon, salmon, and scallops.
Snow Ridge Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders 130 acres of snowy mountain terrain with 500 feet of vertical drop. Six lifts—including four double chairs, a T-bar, and a bunny tow—usher visitors to the top of 22 different trails. Skiers of all stripes will find terrain suited to their particular skill level, including healthy servings of green, blue, and black-diamond runs. A terrain park features a gauntlet of rails and boxes designed for grinding, jumping, and mid-air wardrobe changes.
The resort is also home to a PSIA-certified ski school, where kids as young as 3 learn the ins and outs of proper downhill technique through instructional games and props. For a snapshot of current conditions at the resort, check out the ski report, which includes information on recent snowfall, the percentage of open terrain, and the number of lifts in operation.