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845-374-5471

23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958

Dinner at the Farm

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Join us for Dinners at the Farm with Chef Shawn Hubbell of Amuzae.

A farm to table dining experience you won’t soon forget!

Visit with the farmers of Soons, like patriarch Art Soons and meet fellow locavores, while learning new techniques and secrets to make your cooking even more delicious! New this season - a set schedule (second Fridays) and an added course in the Tasting Room starting at 6:30.

When:
Dinners are planned for the second Friday of each month.
Tasting Room doors open for appetizers at 6:30pm; dinner doors (in our store) open at 7:30

Get on our e-mail list to receive dinner reminders, check back here, or See our Facebook page.

Next Scheduled Dinner: Friday December 8th 2017
MENU: 
~Bites in the Tasting Room at 6:30~
First: Sunchoke salad w/ shaved boutique apples
Main: Chicken Paillard w/ roasted fall vegetables
Dessert: Upside down apple & pumpkin cake

Where: At Soons Orchards’ store, and the Tasting Room at Orchard Hill Cider Mill, just next door. We transform our store into a “learning dining room”. Get Directions Here!

What to Expect: Four delicious courses prepared by Shawn Hubbell and his team. CIA-trained and world-traveled, but the most down-to-earth guy we know - Shawn is our local food expert and a great teacher as well. We have large tables, so plan to meet some new people -- or invite your whole gang and ask to be seated together when you sign up.

The Menu: The menu is unique each month, using the freshest ingredients - homegrown and local whenever possible! For previous menus, see below. There is typically meat or fish as part of the main course; a vegetarian option is always available and we can accommodate most food allergies/restrictions – just let us know when you sign up. We announce the menu about a week before the event, and email it to all attendees. ***If you wait to sign up until the menu is out, please note that the event will likely be sold out.

Beverages: We provide cider and other soft drinks. Our Tasting Room has an awesome selection of NYS wine, spirits and our hard cider to pair with dinner. The appetizer course begins at the Tasting Room at 6:30 and you can taste and purchase beverages at that time. Your reservation includes a sampling of cider or specialty cocktail made by our own stellar mixologist, Donnan Sutherland.

How to Reserve: All seats must be pre-paid via our online reservation form. This helps us start the dinner on time and ensures all seats are filled fairly. If you absolutely can not sign up online, you may sign up in person in our store.

Have a gift certificate? Contact Sharon directly to reserve.

How much?: $60 per person. (Please note, this event is not appropriate for children under 16.)

Cancellations: Handled on a case by case basis.

What to wear: It’s a nice night out, so why not dress nice?
Please note: While we do run our furnaces flat out for winter dinners, the room tends to be a bit chilly, so dress accordingly.

FAQ's

  • About Chef Shawn

    CIA grad and cooking instructor, Chef Shawn brings international experience, combined with an extensive knowledge of local farms and food, to bring you a meal with the freshest ingredients and superb taste, of course.

    Chef Shawn is the force behind the sold-out food and wine dinner series at Brotherhood Winery, and can be found throughout the Valley teaching classes, doing demos and catering events large and small.

    Learn more about Chef Shawn’s services at www.amuzae.com; like him at Facebook. Amuzae is based out of Goshen, New York.

  • Comments From Our Guests

    Comments From Previous Dinner Attendees:
    “I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful evening last night!! Even after my brother raved about his experience, I was not expecting it to be as wonderful as it was. The food, the atmosphere, the educational aspect, just a fantastic night all around! Thank you”

    "Dinner was awesome!"

    "Thank you so much for having us at your farm to table dinner Saturday night. Inviting the public to get a glimpse into what goes on at a farm is a wonderful service that you provide to a public that does not think enough about where their food comes from.
    My husband, friends, and I had a great time. We learned a bit about cooking and farming, and, of course, we all really enjoyed the food. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable and perfect for a birthday celebration."

    "Atmosphere was fun, and learning about the farm was great."

    "Wanted you to know how much our group
    enjoyed the gathering last night. Everything was fun. The mood lighting, the Soons family presence, the wait staff and of course Shawn's meal. I really liked the cooking instructions and there was also some down time to talk with my friends in between courses. A great balance for a great night."

    "Wonderful food & conversation!"

    "The farm was wonderful; the dinner was even better. Chef Shawn is a wonderful, talented chef, the whole meal was amazing. I would go to every [dinner] if it weren’t so far away, I live out east in Long Island. But well worth the trip -- I will go again, and again."

    "It's such a unique night out. We look forward to the next one."

    "My favorite part of the the dinner was watching my husband DEVOUR fish for the first time. That says a lot for the chef!!!"

    "The servers were amazing! The food was imaginative and delicious - we look forward to seeing the recipes online, thanks!"

    "Enjoyed tonight's dinner - first time here for the occasion -- loved the tomatoes - perfect! - gazpacho - liked it much but might have benefitted from a sprinkling of corn kernels on top for extra texture - best prepared salmon I've ever had...Thanks so much for a great dinner. Hope to return."
    Chef Shawn replies: 'thanks for such helpful comments - a great idea for the soup indeed! thank you again!'

    "Both the salad and dessert were truly outstanding. A great way to enjoy a Saturday night."

    "The demonstration of the preparation of the food, and short lecture between courses made the evening stimulating much more than just a meal. The atmosphere and the place are very special for this kind of event."

    "Everything was just about spot on. Thank you!"

    "It was nice that you supplied drinks, both hot and cold, when you came into the room. Your servers were very attentive and did a great job serving and clearing away the dishes. The food tasted good and the people were congenial and friendly."

    "Best skirt steak we ever had...the Chef is terrific."

    "What a wonderful evening we had with you; the food was excellent and Shawn was so good. Thank you for all the hints and telling us about the local places for great food.
    We had a marvelous time and plan to come to the next dinner .... Thank you again"

    "My only complaint -- I ate too much!!"

    "We all had a fabulous time at the September Dinner – loved dining on the farm, using your apples and having the food prepared by Chef Shawn with his insight into how to prepare it. Please reserve our seats for the next one! Our special treat was sitting next to Mrs. Soons and getting to know her better and a bit of history about the farm."

    "Wonderful evening! You are a really treasure, we learn so much, eat so much and we have the pleasure of your store too."

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What Our Visitors Say…

  • Soons was an accidental discovery while taking a scenic drive. It has become one of our favorite places! Your cider is hands down the best we've ever tasted and those apple cider doughnuts, don't get me started! I'll wait on line forever for one. (And I did wait on a long line for some when I was pregnant.)
    Melissa Marie via Facebook

  • Food n drinks are delicious. I've been coming there for 13 years. Love this place. I live in Staten Island, NY… The drive is long but beautiful and I get to go to you guys.. Yummy food and amazing people.
    Lauren M. via Facebook

  • Friendly staff, brilliant harvest of apples as nature allows, a delectable selection of local produce, preserved products, and baked goods at pretty reasonable prices given that it is a farm store. The cafe and wine/cider tasting room is cozy, but folks are very friendly. The outdoor beer garden with a grill and entertainment venue was brilliant in the Sunday sunshine. All in all, a fantastic experience and that's why we've been going to Soons for 10 years.
    5 star review from Tony G via Google

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Store: 23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958
845-374-5471

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Our store is open daily
July 20th, 2017 - May 31, 2018
DAILY 9 am-6 pm 

Tasting Room @ Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Thursday - Sunday noon-6, F/S til 9
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Our store is open daily
July 20th, 2017 - May 31, 2018
DAILY 9 am-6 pm 

Tasting Room @ Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Thursday - Sunday noon-6, F/S til 9
845-374-2468

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All Rights Reserved 2017

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New Hampton
NY 10958
845-374-5471