Dinner at Eleanor’s: A Moveable Feast is a one-time-only event that will be filled with mystery, history, and a delicious six-course dinner prepared in person by the Hudson Valley’s top farm-to-table chefs.
The event is a fundraiser that has been organized and produced by filmmaker Jane Watson, founder of Green Peas TV, to jointly benefit The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill and ARCS, AIDS-Related Community Services. It will be filmed as the next episode of greenpeastv.com, the new online cooking show for the Berkshires and Hudson Valley.
Admission to Green Peas TV Presents Dinner at Eleanor’s: A Moveable Feast is $125 per person. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no on-site ticket sales the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased online at www.arcs.org/dinnerateleanors.php or by mailing a check to ARCS, Public Relations Office, 40 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532. For more information, please call 914.785.8283. All tickets are will-call and will be held at the reservations table upon your arrival at Oak Terrace.
About Green Peas TV Presents Dinner at Eleanor’s: A Moveable Feast
Discover an intriguing grand estate that time forgot. Sip historic cocktails while exploring Oak Terrace, the childhood home of the most influential First Lady in American history, the spirited and independent Eleanor Roosevelt.
Have an exclusive peek inside Oak Terrace, a magnificent Second Empire style mansion that remains virtually unaltered since the 19th century. The three-story, 22-room home includes two parlors, two kitchens, 11 bedrooms, 18 marble fireplaces and a secret staircase.
Enjoy a fabulous dinner on the grounds of Oak Terrace prepared at the peak of the harvest time by some of the Hudson Valley’s most highly regarded chefs, including Paul Yeaple, the winner of the 2010 Food Network’s “Chopped” cooking competition show.
Linger over Clinton Vineyard’s delectable dessert wines paired with special confections created by chocolatier Joshua Needleman of Chocolate Springs Café while watching the sun set over the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
Celebrate the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his wife Eleanor, and Henry Morgenthau, Jr., who was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and governor of the Federal Farm Board during the administration of FDR, their regular family visits to Fishkill Farms, East Fishkill, NY, and their commitment to farmers and farming in the Hudson Valley. Meet descendents of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., who will be in attendance at the event.
Dinner at Eleanor’s: A Moveable Feast will be prepared by the Hudson Valley’s premier chefs and one of the region’s most well-known farmers. The meal and accompanying beverages will be sourced completely from local farms, wineries and distilleries.
• Michel Jean, The Stissing House, Millerton, NY www.stissinghouse.com
• Rebecca Joyner, Chefs Consortium, Hudson Valley www.chefsconsortium.com
• Noah Sheetz, Chefs Consortium, Hudson Valley www.chefsconsortium.com
• Paul Yeaple, Poppy’s, Beacon, NY www.poppyburger.com
•Ken Migliorelli, Migliorelli Farm, Tivoli, NY www.migliorelli.com
• Joshua Needleman, Chocolate Springs Café, Lenox, MA www.chocolatesprings.com
•Proprietor Phyllis Feder, Clinton Vineyards and Winery, Clinton Corners, NY www.clintonvineyards.com
About Oak Terrace
Oak Terrace was built in 1872 as the summer home of Valentine Hall, a self-made man, married to Mary Livingston Ludlow, descendant of one of America’s most prominent families. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was also the childhood summer home of Mrs. Hall’s granddaughter, Eleanor Roosevelt. Oak Terrace today, a magnificent Second Empire style house, with ceilings up to 18 feet, has remained fundamentally unaltered since its construction. No important changes have been made to house since the 19th century. The three-story, 22-room mansion boasts a library, dining room, two parlors, two kitchens, 11 bedrooms, 18 marble fireplaces, and a secret staircase. The driveway to the home is nearly a mile long, placing the house within walking distance of the Hudson River. With its magnificent 25 acre site overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains beyond, it is essentially untouched since it was Eleanor Roosevelt’s home. Originally part of the Livingston estate, the house remains part of the famous row of Hudson River mansions lining the river north of Chancellor Livingston’s house, Clermont.
About The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill is a nonprofit organization that fully embraces Mrs. Roosevelt’s call to build a better world through far-reaching programs that touch people worldwide – to be her heart, hand, and voice in realizing that better world.
ERVK was founded in 1977 to preserve Eleanor Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park, New York and to provide programs inspired by her values and example. Today, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is maintained by the US National Park Service (NPS). ERVK has a unique partnership with the NPS and collaborates with them on special projects.
ERVK is committed to acting on Mrs. Roosevelt’s belief that people can enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them through purposeful action based on sensitive discourse among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the varied needs of our society. www.ervk.org
AIDS-Related Community Services (ARCS) is the largest organization solely dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS services to people in New York's Hudson Valley region. It was founded in 1983 by a small group of lesbian and gay citizens. Since then, the agency has grown to service the needs of over 10,000 community members annually through our locations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. A professional and caring staff provides quality case management, client advocacy, emergency assistance, education, outreach, and prevention for adults, children, and families, as well as the general community.
The organization believes in building partnerships with clients to guide them, and give them the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves. ARCS core purpose is to encourage life-affirming decisions on the part of all individuals. ARCS is a stabilizing presence for Hudson Valley residents and their families facing crisis and hardship. ARCS is the service component of the Mid-Hudson Valley AIDS Task Force. www.arcs.org
About Migliorelli Farm
Migliorelli Farm is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm located in Northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley Region. Originating in the Bronx in 1933 when Angelo Migliorelli first brought the broccoli raab seeds when he immigrated to New York from the Lazio region of Italy. Migliorelli and his son, Rocco peddled their vegetables by horse and cart up and down the Bronx, sun up to sun down. Eventually Co-Op City was to be built therefore pushing the last of the farmers out of the Bronx. Farming was Rocco’s passion so he brought his family to the Hudson Valley. Now in its third generation, Migliorelli Farm grows over 130 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the same strain of broccoli raab. In 1998, Ken Migliorelli sold all developing rights of his farm to be protected through a Scenic Hudson conservation easement to remain farmland forever and provide scenic beauty and wholesome food to our local community and the greenmarkets of NYC. www.migliorelli.com
About Clinton Vineyards and Winery
Established in 1976 by Ben Feder, Clinton Vineyards, in the tradition of small premium European estates, chose to specialize in producing white wine and champagnes, made in the classic French methode champenoise. Clinton Seyval Blanc and Seyval Naturel earned distinction and a loyal following of consumers and wine professionals. The wines are Estate Bottled, produced from grapes grown on the 15 acre vineyard.
In recent years, the proprietor of Clinton Vineyards and Winery, Phyllis Feder, has added dessert wines to the list. Romance, a late harvest port style wine made from the seyval grape, Embrace, a delicious and intense wine made exclusively from organically grown raspberries, and Desire, a lusty blackberry wine.
Clinton Vineyards wines have been selected by wine stewards at fine dining establishments and private clubs in New York. The wines were prominently showcased at the Democratic National Convention in New York and Chicago and were served at the White House as well as at the Clinton/Yeltsin summit meeting at Hyde Park, NY. www.clintonvineyards.com
About Green Peas TV
Green Peas TV, founded by filmmaker Jane Watson, is a stew, a bouillabaisse, of culinary tourism and the farm-to-table movement. With an entertaining yet instructional style, Green Peas TV strives to promote the concept of supporting and buying from local food sources. Their aim is to create a greater demand for locally produced food by gradually making the public aware of the true cost of buying food that is shipped from across the miles, both to their own health and to the community. Current and upcoming episodes of Green Peas TV include dinners prepared on a bridge overlooking the Hudson River, on an island amongst the ruins of a castle, in a lighthouse during a nor’easter storm, and a harvest feast at the historic and very private Astor Estate. For more information, visit greenpeastv.com
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