harvestfeastAll season long, we’ve been sharing our  heirloom vegetables and recipes with our partners at The American Hotel.  What better way to conclude the season than with an official Harvest Feast?

The feast will celebrate the best of what upstate NY has to offer.  Every primary ingredient on the menu for the evening (from the butter to the bourbon) will be locally sourced.  Over 30 farms and providers will be represented.

Chef Lee Woolver has created a menu for the evening with recipes that the Beekman’s would have served in their own home back in 1802.

Here’s a sneak peak at the five course meal:

The Amuse Bouche

Goose Breast Cutlet w/ Goose leg sausage medallion and grape catsup

The First Course

Roasted Hard Sqaush and Turnip Soup

Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad

The Entrees

– Dutch Braised Beef w/ root vegetables, German egg noodles and pan  gravy.
– Roasted Free Bird Farm Chicken w/ preserved ripe tomatoes,  cranbery beans and sage
– Stewed Pork Shoulder w/ seckel pears and crisp fried kraut

The Cheese Course

A trio of milks (cow, goat, and sheep) including the official unveiling of Beekman 1802 Blaak, our first artisanal cheese


Steamed sweet apple dumpling w/ spiced cider syrup


The meal will be accompanied by NYS wines and other special elixirs.

Throughout the meal guests will have the opportunity to hear from the owners of Landreth Seed, Beekman 1802, and The American Hotel and a selection of the fine farms and vineyards represented on the menu.

Space for the Harvest Feast is extremely limited.  Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling The American Hotel at 518 284 2105.

Check back here frequently for profiles of the farms and vineyards involved in the feast.

Learn more about other activities celebrating this year’s harvest by clicking here.

by Josh and Brent

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I cannot wait for this feast! The menu alone makes me hungry! It sounds as if Chef Woolver has gone all out to make this a memorable evening of great food.