6th Annual Hudson Valley Chef’s Consortium Dinner on Bannerman Island- 9/12

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As Summer turns to Fall- Special Events & Tours continue on Hudson Valley’s Bannerman Island

Bannerman Island Special Events -Sept/Oct. 2015- www.bannermancastle.org

Up-Coming Event- Sat. Sept. 12th Please Join Us for our favorite event of the year, The annual Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner Presented by Hudson Valley Chefs Consortium. Five course gourmet meal prepared by five noted Hudson Valley Chefs. Entertainment. Limited seating. Reservations required. Donation $135pp.

Sat., September 12th – The Mid Hudson Chefs Consortium is cooking up a gourmet dinner once again on Bannerman Island. Enjoy a five-course meal served up from local farm fresh ingredients, cooked by five noted Hudson Valley chefs. Join Noah Sheetz and the Chefs Consortium for a unique dining experience, while you help raise funds to continue to preserve Bannerman Castle on Bannerman Island. $135 General Tickets $125 Current Members.

Boat Departs Beacon at 3:00 p.m.&4:15pm

The event is created by noted Hudson Valley Chef, Noah Sheetz! Five amazing chefs will each cook a dish for this annual Bannerman Island Fundraiser. The feast includes a soup, a salad, cheese, a main dish and dessert course.

This is a fundraiser for The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. to preserve Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island.

This event includes:

· A 30-minute boat ride over to Bannerman Island aboard the Estuary Steward during which you will learn all about the island and it’s history.

· A self-guided tour of the island in which you will visit the famous Bannerman Castle.

· A live music performance by fantastic local musicians!

There are limited seats for the dinner, so please book in advance.

Tickets are: $135 for General Admission and $125 for paid BCT Members.
The Bannerman Castle Trust Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides a public tour of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island.

All proceeds will benefit the Bannerman Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come.

RAIN DATE: The rain date is on September 14th. Please note that the rain date may not be called until the day of the event.

The tour departs from The Beacon Institute Dock in Beacon, NY and advance booking is required for all tours! Please wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tour portion of the experience. Strollers cannot be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour (there is a rest stop along the way).

Sixth Annual chef-prepared Farm-To-Table Bannerman’s Island Annual end of Summer Fundraiser- Consortium chefs prepare a five course farm to table dinner (two seatings) in Helen Bannerman’s garden among the historic ruins of Bannerman’s Castle on Bannerman’s Island on Saturday September 12, 2015 with locally and regionally sourced ingredients.

Local Chefs’ Consortium consists of professional chefs from the Hudson River Valley, New York City, Albany and Massachusetts. “We met each other at various “foodie” events and recognized a common bond to each other – local food. It’s through our passion and commitment to the local food movement that we work together, spreading the joy of good food. It was at a Bannerman’s Island fundraiser five years ago that we decided to join forces with our respective talents to serve a five course meal to 50 people without running water and a kitchen. The dinner was a success and the collaborative synergy led the way for many new partnerships and special events. It’s our love of food, community, and fun that brings us to historic landmarks, farmers markets and remote locations throughout the New England area. Today events are scheduled throughout the year and always focus on educating local communities about local food. They include cooking demonstrations in school gardens, healthy cooking classes, farmers market demonstrations, and fundraisers with other like minded non-profits. One of the tricky questions we have faced as an organization is regional identification – defining the requirements for success by identifying our borders – both geographically and conceptually – without limiting our potential. A parallel challenge became our identity as chefs – to keep our founding chef identity as we decided to move forward as a non-profit organization, or to open the doors to members from all walks of life.

September 20th – Great music w/The Costellos ” Wonderful Maverick Pop Music!” KCSN Radio

October 18th
Back by popular demand The King’s Highlanders Bagpipes Band. Join Peter Walker and The King’s Highlanders as they recreate the field music of the Highland Regiments of the 18th century

Standard tours of Bannerman Island continue through October.

The Bannerman Castle Trust Inc. , in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides a public tour of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island. All proceeds will benefit the Bannerman Island and Bannerman Castle preservation efforts, to ensure many can experience this beautiful place for generations to come.

The tour departs from Beacon , NY and advance booking is required for all tours! Please wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tour portion of the experience. Strollers cannot be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour (there is a rest stop along the way).

Book now for the experience of a life-time!

If you are looking for an adventurous outing, come to one of the Bannerman Castle Trust’s special events on Bannerman Island. All events are mini fund raisers to help with the preservation of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island.

Buy tickets to any 2 events and save $5 per ticket. Make your reservation at ZERVE.com or call 855-256-4007.The Island is also available for private event rentals. Contact Neil Caplan at 845-831-6346. www.bannermancastle.org

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