Seasoned hosts Revolutionary War fundraising event

January 08, 2024

Warren County Historical Society examines region's role in nation's history

GLENS FALLS, New York (Jan. 8, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary students march into history later this winter, as Seasoned hosts a Warren County Historical Society event celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War.

Three courses of time period-inspired cuisine will be prepared and served Feb. 29 at Seasoned, 14 Hudson Ave., as a benefit for the historical society.

"We are excited to partner with Chef Bolton and the SUNY Adirondack Culinary program to bring a continental flavor to the Glens Falls area," said Stan Cianfarano, Warren County historian. "The supply of food was always of prime importance to soldiers and civilians. With most colonials being self-sustaining farmers, they ate what they could grow. The menu at this event reflects the wide variety of foods consumed during the colonial period."

The dinner — which is $60 a person — includes a talk by SUNY Adirondack alum and historical re-enactor Patrick Fayette, who will discuss food typical of the era and soldiers’ rations. Historical re-enactors will mingle with guests.

The menu includes classic 18th-century French bread with herb butter; appetizer choice of pickled vegetables and charcuterie, a scotch egg in a creamy mustard sauce, corn and potato chowder or steamed little-neck clams in an ale herb broth; a main course selection of pork a la Normandy over sweet potato mash, chicken Fricassee over toasted barley, roasted venison with baked beans and root vegetables, baked haddock with zucchini fritters or a Northern bean cassoulet; and dessert choices of apple pie, molasses and cranberry bread pudding or gingerbread spice cake. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are included. Beer and wine will be offered at Seasoned’s cash bar.

"Partnering with Warren County Historical Society for a colonial-themed dinner in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War is going to be an amazing way to showcase our students and the culinary arts and baking program, while providing an educational night for our community,” said Chef Matt Bolton, Culinary Arts instructor at SUNY Adirondack. “Chef Patrick Fayette, alumnus from the Class of 2023 and a chef at Radici, is actively involved in the planning of the menu and guest speaker notes. As a history enthusiast, he was the first person I called when this opportunity was presented." 

Dinner seatings are at 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 and 7 p.m. Reservations are required by Feb. 19 and available on a limited basis through Warren County Historical Society. Visit 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, or call 518-743-0734 to reserve space; payment is due at the time of reservation in cash, by check or credit/debit card.