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Parties & Openings

May 12 – Lenox
CATA Gala & Performance

May 10 – North Adams
Art New England Issue Launch

May 5 – Hudson
Hudson Hall Proprietors Ball

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The Thrill of the Grill: Eating And Competing At Grillsdale

Lisa Green reports from Hillsdale. Like moths to a flame, a parade of cars veered off Route 22 to the Roeliff-Jansen Park in Hillsdale, NY on Saturday, Aug. 27. Why? Because there were flames a-plenty at the first-ever Grillsdale produced by Shire 935 Productions and sponsored by many local and regional businesses. The tasting event, which was actually sold out before the first match was lit, featured renowned area chefs and restaurants manning separate booths and different types of grills offering bite-sized grilled items using meat and produce from the Roe-Jan region’s farms. Guests were given scorecards to rate each dish, and guest judges also weighed in on the competition. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle of a brand new road bicycle will support of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The judges awarded Jack Peele of JACüTERIE the best overall for his bite-size Bánh mì, while most original went to the Hillsdale Fire Company for its “beef sundae.”  “There were winners all around and we were so grateful to all the chefs who participated,” said Joanna Virello of Shire 935 Productions [above, with Meghan McCann; the third partner, Barbara Olsen Pascale, is not shown]. “We’re already planning for Grillsdale 2017.”

Bob McDonald and Robert Scott (chef at The Outlaw BBQ), representing The Mt. Washington House in Hillsdale team up to grill apple and peach-stuffed pork tenderloin, served with a peach chutney.

Waiting for the music to start, , Michelle Gardina, Bruce Haight, Ralph Platt and Donna Platt relax on the settee provided by C. Herrington Home + Design.

Jerry Peele of Herondale Farm and Roberto Luna; Susan Bauer, who works at Castle Street Cafe, pours wine in front of the neon sign.

Dick Hermans, owner of Oblong Books, and Rory Chase, cheesemaker from Chaseholm Farm.

Three bands performed on the truck bed, provided by Herrington’s; Marlene Graella of Copake Falls is flanked by her friends from the city, Jackie Gomes and Maureen Lehman.

The capacity crowd ate, strolled, and ate some more.

Fabric designer Patrick McBride and the very popular Bodi; Weekenders Nadia Boulejiouch and Curtis Rhine.

Carrie Herrington and Wendy Hare.

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