It Was A Good Year, Inc will begin the celebration of its 40th year with a dinner at Farmers and Chefs restaurant featuring a Slovenian menu and wines. (Well, we never have been a predictable Club!)
Slovenia is just across the Adriatic Sea from the northern Italian peninsula, which includes Friuli, the Veneto, etc. Its cuisine has some similarities but is not identical. John Lekic, the owner of Farmers and Chefs, hails from nearby Montenegro.
The wines have been selected by Emil Gaspari, Slovenian wine importer and past IWAGY guest speaker (March 2012). We think this will be a very enjoyable and delicious Sunday afternoon, AND a fascinating way to explore the food and wines of Slovenia. Here is the menu: Welcome Prosecco Toast
with Wellfleet Oysters
Wine: Tilia Pinot Gris 2018 Slovenia
Shrimp & Grits (Pikantni Rakci z Zdrobom in Slovenian!) - with honey black pepper bacon and scallions (Available without bacon if preferred, just let us know when reserving)
Cider glazed Pork Ossobuco Roasted Yams and Butternut Squash OR Butternut Squash Ravioli Brown Butter, Sage, Pecan Crumble and Parmesan Tilia Pinot Gris 2018 available if preferred OR Half Pan-Roasted Murray Chicken Red Wine Demi-glace, Wild Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes, Cipollini Onions and Thyme
Additional post dinner Slovenian wine tasting (3 wines)
Farmers & Chefs, founded by John Lekic, is a collection of businesses guided by a vision that our local food and community can combine to form a vital connection of good eating with health and wellness. Farmers & Chefs focuses on local and in season ingredients, and supports its Hudson Valley roots and farms. It works to offer delicious food, warm hospitality, and an opportunity to share in the bounty of the Hudson Valley.
The dinner will be held in the upstairs event room.Access to this room is by way of the stairs from the main entrance level, or a short walk up the sidewalk to an entrance without stairs.
DEADLINE for reservations: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Farmers and Chefs has a parking lot diagonally across Albany Street from the Restaurant (corner with Dutchess Avenue).There is also on-street parking on Albany Street and Dutchess Avenue.