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bonfire, a chef's cookout: gift from the sea

  • Crown Maple Estate 47 McCourt Road Dover Plains, NY, 12522 United States (map)

Restaurant Reason is very excited to be participating in bonfire's unique food adventure for a third season, alongside some of our friends and clients. If you're not able to attend this, there is still one more in October!

Much like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's book of the same name, this event highlights dishes and techniques focusing on food sourced from the sea; whether it's trout from the rivers bubbling through the Catskill region or off the Coast of the Atlantic Ocean with partners like Maxwell Shellfish.

Special guest chefs leading live fire demos include the Phoenicia Diner's Chris Bradley, Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds, and more to be announced later this summer. Early birds are welcomed onto the farm at noon with light snacks, and then learn safe and natural firetending, experience the beginning of low & slow cooking, and have the opportunity to explore the farm before full event program & demos begin at 3:00PM.


"From the land" with special guest chefs Hillary Sterling, Jonah Miller, Jocelyn Guest & Erika Nakamura


"Gift from the Sea" with special guest chefs Chris Bradley & Emily Elsen


"Wild game day roast" with special guest chefs Andy Knudson, Alex Harris & bar curator Jordan Hall