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PINE ISLAND. Eleventh annual Black Dirt Feast set for Aug. 6




  • Provided photo The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will host its eleventh annual Black Dirt Feast on Aug. 6. This farm-to-table celebration pairs a sumptuous al fresco meal with fine wines on the great lawn of Scheuermann Farms & Greenhouses.




Tuesday, Aug. 6, will mark the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce's 11th annual Black Dirt Feast.

This farm-to-table celebration pairs a sumptuous al fresco meal with fine wines on the great lawn of Scheuermann Farms & Greenhouses.

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.

Six-course tastings

This year's fare consists of a six-course tasting menu from local chefs with salads by Eddie Cullari of Eddie’s Roadhouse, a savory soup from the Jolly Onion, fish from Steven Ernst of Westtown Fare, poultry by Shannon of Shannon’s Eyes on the Pies, meat from Fannie’s of Warwick with desserts from Jean Claude’s Patisserie and Bakery.

Shawn Hubbell of Amuzae will provide passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour, along with a raw bar sponsored by Hudson Valley Seafood, and The Conscious Fork will provide vegetarian alternative courses.

Music, too

The Hudson Valley String Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians who reside in the area, will provide dinner entertainment. Brass Quintessence, a brass quintet of local music teachers, returns to entertain during the cocktail hour.

Special vases fashioned by local artist Connie Rose will feature floral arrangements by Sally Scheuermann, cut from the Farm.

The Black Dirt Feast is sponsored by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, and benefits the local community through its scholarship program for college bound students and donations to area food pantries. The Black Dirt Feast showcases products from local farms and the award-winning chefs who utilize them.

Essentials

Tickets to this year's feast will be $125 each for all guests.

Ticket reservations will be available starting June 1 by email to jerryzim@gmail.com or by calling Janet or Jerry Zimmerman at 845 576-1101.

Email John Redman at john.t.redman@gmail.com for information on all sponsorship opportunities.



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