On Sunday, August 16th, Adagio in Pearl River is holding a really cool event: they’re partnering with Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, N.J. for a farm tour, then they’re cooking dinner at the restaurant using produce they picked. Kate Inserra, the pastry chef and co-owner of Adagio, tells me that owner and farmer Ron Benaghi’s father, was an original pioneer farmer at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC.
Stokes Farm is still at Union Square and has long-standing relationships with NYC’s top chefs. For this event, Ron and his wife Jeanine will lead a tour of their farm, picking produce and discussing it with tour-goers.
Afterward, Adagio chef Dan Iserra (Kate’s husband) will prepare a three-course meal featuring the produce found at the farm. There will be an appetizer, a choice of entrees and a dessert.
The farm tour starts at 2 p.m. and will take about an hour. After the tour, participants will be able to go home and freshen up before the dinner that begins at 5.
According to Kate: The rain date is the following Sunday, August 23. Participants must be 21 years old or over. A $50 deposit is required to hold a reservation and a 48 hour cancellation notice must be given for a refund.. The remaining balance will be due at the end of the meal. Price does not include tax or gratuity on the meal.
Stokes Farm is at 23 DeWolf Road Old Tappan, N.J. 201-768-3931. stokesfarm.com