Thursday, September 23, 2010

Feast of the Fields in Saratoga

The Handsome Husband and I trotted over to Saratoga National Golf Club tonight for Feast of the Fields, a fundraiser for Saratoga P.L.A.N. (The letters stand for "Preserving Land and Nature".) Chefs from a half dozen popular area restaurants prepared dishes featuring foods from local farms.
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We chatted with Matt Funiciello of Glens Falls, below right, whose delicious Rock Hill Bakehouse breads accompanied many of the dishes. (In addition to their commercial bakery in Moreau, Rock Hill has a terrific cafe on Exchange Street in Glens Falls.)

Tim Meany, below, of the Beekman Street Bistro, was serving a sort of rabbit lasagna and a squash gratin. Both were wonderful. (I happen to love this restaurant already, for its interesting dishes and commitment to local foods.)

Local cider, local beer, even organic vodka, everyone was having fun sampling and sipping.

It was a beautiful evening to be outdoors and as we slipped away, a full moon was rising. A nice way to end the first day of autumn.

Saratoga P.L.A.N. is a not-for-profit land conservation organization offering comprehensive land conservation services to municipalities, developers, organizations and property owners while striving to achieve regional coordination and cooperation in land use, open space and recreational trail planning. It has protected over 3,247 acres of farmland, natural habitats, trails, and water resources in Saratoga County.