Farm Table's Award Winning Tiramisu

We are so proud and excited to have won the Best Of The Hudson Valley.  They have wonderful things to say about our services.  Hurray!


We are excited to announce that we are winners of the 2014 BEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY!!!
We won best Tiramisu!!!  The 2014 list is not up yet-we will surely post it as soon as its up!  For those of you that have had the opportunity to try some, you understand why we are winners--because its so dang YUMMY!!!!  We are thrilled and honored to be amongst so many wonderful vendors, creators, and makers of the Valley, HURRAY!!!!

Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond Reception at the Plum Bronson House

Artist Table

Farm Table Radish Bites

We were delighted to prepare the hors d'oevres for the fabulous Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond exhibit at the historical Plum Bronson house in Hudson, NY.  A memorable occasion.  Kiki Smith has long time been one of my most favorite women artists alive today.  For this special event, we created simple, elegant bite sized hors d'oevres that focused on local taste.

Farm Table Roasted Eggplant, Mint & Goat Cheese

Deviled Quail Eggs


Apple Pie Contest Winners!

We entered our first ever Apple Pie Contest.  We entered the famous Montgomery Orchards/Farm Stand pie contest which is in its 9th year!  We admit that as much as we love to cook we are not apple pie pro's, in fact we really never gave the gazillions of variety much thought until this contest.  I will say that tasting apples is a bit like tasting wine, its complicated!  In the course of this contest we have fallen head over heals in love with the different variety of apples that Montgomery Orchards grows.  They are truly apple-growing-artists.  We actually selected Gianni's apples because not only was their taste worthy of a bedroom expression but they named it "Starry Night".  They said the name was inspired because at night this apple shown like a little star on its tree.  Isn't that just so poetic! 

So at the very last minute an hour before the contest was to begin, we both put our pies in to the oven-no practice run-but hey this was supposed to be fun and we had client meetings in the morning.

We each had our own magic mix of apples and spices

She was enchanted with Gianni's crumbtop
Gianni's beautiful cumbtop
BUT..... WE WON IN BOTH CATEGORIES!!!!!  HURRAY!!!!!  We took second place in crumbtop (gianni's pie) and second place in double crust (my pie)

Next year we have big plans for our pies and we hope to be blue ribbon winners.  What a fun contest and what wonderful inspiring pies.


Farm Tables Summer Adventure in Sicily

 Our annual escape to Sicily always provides us with a renewed passion for simple, fresh, rustic meals.  Beautiful ingredients found growing on ancient paths, silver lined sea with fish glimmering on the surface, warm breeze's with the scent of wood fired bread, so delicious!  We are dreaming of hosting a retreat sometime.....
Gianni is a master at wood fire grilling!
Dinner! Fresh fish with foraged herbs, salad with wild nasturtium, homemade bread, wine and grilled vegetables and always yummier when your overlooking the crystal blue sea of Sicily.
Our harvest of capers
The beautiful and magical Caper flower
Every morning a trip to the sea for fresh fish


Hudson Valley Holiday Catering & Delivery Service

With our holiday service there's no big cleanup. More to smile about!

We are totally booked for the week of Christmas but we still have dates available for your early Christmas Holiday Party as well as New Years!  Book Now!  And of course we are happy to deliver meals to friends and family as the most delicious holiday gift.  A meal delivery is also a wonderful gift for you this season helping to ease the food question when you have a household full of guests.  Instead of a fruit basket imagine an entire cooler filled with scrumptious home cooked meals!


Holiday Catering & Delivery

Wow!  An entire season has passed since our last post, which frankly is a good thing because we have been way too busy cooking to write about it!

This fall we've had the opportunity to cater some wonderful events along the Hudson including the wonderful Friends of Claremont and many other cocktail parties in Germantown, NY and Rhinebeck, NY.  We have loved participating with our community in this delicious and marvelous manner.

As the Winter Holiday season is approaching we want to remind you of the wonderful opportunity to make entertaining a pleasure by allowing us to help.  We can do all the cooking and clean up!!!  We offer full meal service as well as cocktail parties and drop off meals.  Don't hesitate to book now!

We love this menu for Thanksgiving;

Carrot Fennel Soup
Shaved Beet Root & Bitter Green Salad
Roasted Turkey Breast with Truffle Butter & White Wine Gravy
Chestnut, Leek & Apple Stuffing
Cranberry Orange Relish
Celery Potato Puree
Roasted Brussell Sprouts
Roasted Sweet Potato Coins with Sage
Pecan Pie
Apple Pear Gallet w/ Honey Vanilla Whipped Cream

We think this would make a fun and rustic style table setting for this meal, from Painted Home