SUNY Adirondack and Taste NY partner for dinner series

August 19, 2019

SUNY Adirondack will hold a Taste NY Collaborative Cuisine dinner series this fall at Seasoned, the college’s student-run restaurant in downtown Glens Falls.

The four-course dinners, planned on Sept. 14, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, will be curated and prepared by SUNY Adirondack Chef Matt Bolton, with the assistance of SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students. Each dinner will have a different menu highlighting local ingredients sourced from the Taste NY Market vendors at the Adirondacks Welcome Center.

Bolton served as executive chef at the award-winning Friends Lake Inn in Chestertown. A SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts program alumnus, he mentors the program’s current students as an instructor at the college’s Culinary Arts Center and restaurant. Bolton was recognized as one of the top 5,000 Best Chefs in America and was included in the Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 honorees in 2019.

Taste NY, launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013, highlights the quality, diversity and economic impact of food and beverages grown, produced or processed in New York state. Taste NY aims to create new opportunities for producers through events, retail locations and partnerships.

“As the operator of the Taste NY Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, we are proud partners of many regional producers with a mission to grow their business through the market program. These Seasoned events are another opportunity to showcase their products while collaborating with SUNY Adirondack,” said Gina Mintzer, executive director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Taste NY Collaborative Cuisine dinners are $55 per person per meal, with seating at 5:30 p.m. and a 6 p.m. service. Limited seating is available.

SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Continuing Education and Culinary Arts program launched the Collaborative Cuisine series last spring with dinners partnering with local businesses, including Rachel’s Spice Company and Lake George Olive Oil Company.

For reservations, call Seasoned at 518-832-7725. The restaurant is located at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls.

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