HILLSDALE — Back for its fourth consecutive year as one of the most tantalizing evenings of the summer, Grillsdale proudly spotlights the culinary talent and bounty of Columbia County and the Berkshires, featuring original grilled small plates from top restaurants, chefs, and purveyors from the region.
The big night takes place 7-11 p.m. Aug. 24 in Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Route 22, Hillsdale.
Set against the Taconic Ridge to the east and the sunset to the west, attendees enjoy will enjoy an all-inclusive grilled food and drink menu featuring dishes from 15 noted chefs. If last year is to be any indication, Grillsdale will sell out fast, so be sure to get your tickets online at www.grillsdale.com. Tickets range from $85-$25.
Grillsdale 2019 will feature delectable grilled offerings and craft beverages from the following chefs, contenders and breweries: Jack Peele of Jacüterie (2016 Champion), Job Yacubian of The Farmer’s Wife (2017 Champion), Chef Bobby Hellen of Otto’s Market (2018 Champion) Chef Kevin Chassi, Chef Nicole Craft of Bartlett House, Chef Daniel Sabia of Wood Fire Food, David Wurth of Crossroads Food Shop, Jared Schwartz & Laura Webster of The Poor Devil Pepper Co., Chef Kristopher Schram of West Taghkanic Diner, Hillsdale Fire Co. 1, Christopher Knable of PieconicNY, Chef Monica Byrne of Home/Made Hudson, Kevin Draves of Village Scoop, Ethan Arthur Sumner of Fire King BBQ, Svendale Brewing and Chatham Brewing, Harney & Sons Fine Teas and The Hemp Division.
The evening will be capped with the naming of one award, “People’s Choice,” to be decided by the attendees. Shire 935 Events support the continuation of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and pledge to raise awareness and funds by donating space for an on-site rail trail run raffle of a lots of fab recreational prizes. All proceeds of the raffle ticket sales (prior and post event) will go to the rail trail.
Live Music on the big Herrington’s truck stage by: Void Union from Boston will keep the party swinging with their soulful retro-style Jamaican Ska and horn section, perfect tunes to grill by. Chef Job Yacubian will round out the evening’s entertainment when he takes the stage (post-grilling) with his Copake-based garage band Wild Weeeds, featuring Slink Moss on vocals.
Tap Truck Buffalo will be at this year’s event to keep the beer cool and flowing with a sweet five-tap, converted 1950 Ford Panel Truck. Hillsdale-based Wine Dogs Imports will supply exceptional variety as official 2019 wine sponsor.