Recap – Dinner II Chef Dominick Cerrone


Chef Dom and Ray

Photos from the 2011 Annual Farm Festival

Images of Bradley Farm after Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene caused severe flooding when the Walkill river put all of Springtown road, including Bradley Farm, under water. Ray was able tor rescue all the animals, except for a few chickens. Unfortunately, all 18 cultivated acres were flooded, along with the barn and kitchen. Miraculously, the farm never lost power, so everything in the freezer and walk in was spared.

Ray surveyed the land from a canoe and neighbors traveled by kayak to assess the damage, here are some photos of the farm after the storm:

Bouley Dinner at Bradley Farm 8.21.2011

Keep checking, we will post more photos soon!

Photos by Etienne Frossard

What a way to end the dinner series – David Bouley and his talented staff put together an amazing 6 course dinner, with perfect wine pairings by Daniel Johnnes. More details to follow. A special thanks to Danielle Falcone, the Director of Private Events at Bouley for making sure this event went off without a hitch!

The Third Time’s the Charm!

Enjoy these photos from the third Dinner at the Farm, August 14, 2011.  You can also download the full menu.

Photos by Etienne Frossard

Photos from the July Farm-to-Table Dinner

The second farm-to-table dinner on Sunday, July 17th was a huge success. You can read the full menu here, and enjoy the photos from the event – which look good enough to eat!

Photos by by Etienne Frossard.

More Photos from the Dinner

Another gallery of great photos from the inaugural Farm to Table dinner on Jun 26th, 2011:

Photography by Etienne Frossard.

What a Dinner at the Farm!

The first farm dinner was held this past Sunday, June 26th. To sign up for the first ever Bradley farm dinner is a testament of true devotion to Ray, to his farm, his charm, and his talent both in the field and in the kitchen. The man did not disappoint, and the pictures truly capture the magic of the event.

The four course meal was incredible (here’s the full menu), the wine pairings by Daniel Johnnes were spectacular (read more about them), and Risa Bell rose to the occasion with amazing desserts. The lucky 42 attendees were a fantastically eclectic group of locals, thirty something Brooklynites, some who endured a three hour traffic jam, and wonderful longtime friends. One lucky diner (with a sticker under her plate) won a $100 gift certificate for Bradley Farm produce. Three wonderful women, ranging in age from 38 to 84 celebrated their birthdays in style. The only complaint of the afternoon??? No salt on the table; who knew Ray was a salt Nazi.

*Check out more great photos from the event.

More details to follow in the weeks to come while we get ready for dinner #2, being held July 17th. For now, hats off to Ray – he truly grows great meals in New Paltz, to Daniel Johnnes for sharing his wine, his stories and his great family, and to the following people who made it all happen in the kitchen:

Paul – gave up a day at his own farm (Veritas) to stand next to Ray all day
Lou – one of the great Rosendale Gourmet Guys
Tim – a man’s man and a woman’s man all rolled into one,a terrific neighbor who can and does move mountains
Risa – not only did she make great desserts, she worked all day, along with her wonderful husband John
Erika – a former Bouley colleague and salad maker supreme
Lionel – what a hard working, amiable young man

Photography by Etienne Frossard.

Summer 2011: Farm to Table Dinner Series

This summer Ray will be hosting a Sunday communal dinner series at the Bradley Farm Barn in New Paltz. This is your chance to experience a farm to table meal cooked by the man himself – a five course menu prepared by chef Ray Bradley and paired with featured wines.

Tickets are on sale now for the Summer 2011 Farm to Table Dinner Series, to be held June 26th, July 17th, and August 14th! There are only 40 seats per dinner, and wine pairings for the dinner must be purchased separately.

Each dinner will feature a 4 course celebration of the seasonal produce of the month, created by Ray, with a little help from his friends (fans of the former Garden Cafe in Brooklyn, be on the lookout for John Policastro, now living in Ulster County, who has promised to come help!) Featured will be a meat course with Ray’s products and a fish course with fish from Alex of Blue Moon. Dining right at the source, communal style in the barn for 40 diners. Dinner will be served 2-5 PM, but come early, and work up an appetite touring the farm!

For an additional $20, wine pairings are available for each of the dinners (this must be purchased separately).

June 26th will feature wine pairings by Daniel Johnnes, Wine Director for Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group and 2006 James Beard Wines and Spirits Professional of the Year.

July 17th will feature various local NYS wines.

August 14th will feature wine pairings by Kevin Zraly, just awarded the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, and now in his 35th year of teaching the #1 ranked NYC Windows of the World Wine School.

The Two Great Men/One Great Dinner ~ January 16, 2011

Hugely successful on all fronts, raffle winner Anne and her husband Bill hosted the dinner on Sunday January 16th with lucky friends Petra and Miryan as guests. Ray took the heat in the kitchen and created an amazing six course meal, showcasing everything from his heirloom tomato consommé to rack of pork au jus with carola potato puree, and roasted loin of venison with potato gratin with apricots.

The glasses were never empty as Daniel Johnnes personally selected, decanted, and poured seven incredible wines throughout the dinner. See the full menu (beautifully created by longtime friend of the farm, Mara P).

Desserts, created by Brooklyn customer Risa Bell of 23rd St Treats included a squash cheesecake with candied ginger, and a sampling of pinwheels, chocolate chip, cinnamon coins, rum pepper gingersnap cookies.

And special thanks to another longtime friend, Matthew W. He continues to make sure all the pieces of every project comes together.

photos by E. Frossard