I serve straight-forward food that strives to let great ingredients speak strongly. My ideas are informed by many of the great world cuisines, as well as many of the chefs I have had the privilege of working with. I feel a strong commitment to serving food that is nourishing as well as being delicious. An emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, and pastured meats informs my cooking; I strive to highlight the natural flavor of responsibly produced foods.
Hearth and Cellar dinners are fun, relaxed events. We let the food do most of the talking, and will make sure that you have what you need without hovering or fussing. I try hard to encourage guests to engage with one another as well as with the meal. My goal with every dinner is to bring together an interesting group of people to participate in a relaxed feast.
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Fisher Hill Farm Dinner: October 29
Our next event will be a farm dinner at Fisher Hill Farm in Bristol, NY, on Sunday October 29th. This is a family-friendly event; a three course kid’s menu is available. Dinner is served at 5PM, but there will be an afternoon full of opportunities to get to know the farm better:
4:00PM: pumpkin picking, and autumn crafts on the farm
4:30PM: “behind-the-curtain” hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with the HnC chefs as they set up their wood fire grill
5:00PM: Four course dinner in the Fisher Hill Barn
For more details and to buy tickets, go to our event page. See you on the farm!
Fisher Hill Farm Dinner
On Sunday October 29th, 5PM, Hearth and Cellar proudly partners with our favorite farm to bring you a four course dinner menu:
French Onion Soup
rich chicken broth, braised onions, and grilled Gruyere toast
Butternut Squash Soup
smoked green pepper salsa, black beans, and pickled corn
Red Russian Kale Salad
grilled cauliflower & beets, Phil’s amazing cabbage, mustard vinaigrette, herbs, and toasted almonds
coal-roasted new potatoes, leeks, and cider butter
Stuffed Honeynut Squash
savory tomato ragout, an egg cooked by the fire, soft polenta, and grilled broccoli
Warm Apple Cobbler
oatmeal cookie “biscuits” and cinnamon crème anglaise
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with butternut squash soup
Pan-fried Chicken Tender with roasted broccoli and carrots