Some of the most distinguished chefs in the Warwick Valley will join forces with the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce for Black Dirt Feast 2017 on Tues., Aug. 8. This celebration of local farmers and restaurateurs pairs a sumptuous al fresco meal with fine wines on the great lawn of Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouses, located at 73 Little York Rd. in Warwick. Guests sit at tablescapes of beautiful linens, china and crystal as they relax at sunset and listen to live music in the breathtaking black dirt region.
This year’s fare consists of a six-course tasting menu from chefs, Heather Kurosz of Pennings’ Farm Market; Erik Johansen of Iron Forge Inn; James Haurey of The Grange; Steven Ernst of Westtown Fare; and Tony Sylag of Grappa Ristorante. Jean Claude’s Patisserie and Bakery will prepare desserts. Shawn Hubbell of Amuzae will provide passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour. The Conscious Fork will offer vegetarian alternative courses.
The Hudson Valley String Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians who reside in the area, will provide dinner entertainment. Pianist, Rave Tesar and noted local guitarist, Mike Jackson will entertain during the cocktail hour. Custom vases by Sharon Galbraith of East Ridge Pottery will feature Sally Scheuermann’s cut from the farm floral arrangements.
John Redman, chairperson for this year’s Feast said, “This is the ninth year of the Black Dirt Feast and we are looking forward to another successful farm to table affair. Because this popular event sells out quickly, we encourage everyone to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit PineIslandNY.com for the latest ticket and event information. Tickets are $125 per person and will be available June 1.”
The Black Dirt Feast is sponsored by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. The proceeds fund donations to our community’s local food pantries and support the Chamber’s scholarship program for college bound students. The Black Dirt Feast showcases products from local farms and the award-winning chefs who utilize them.
For more information, call 258-7008, visit www.pineislandny.com, like us on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @BlackDirtFeast9.