Sometimes you encounter moments that seem like narratives out of story books or ideas from a distant land. The idea of having a dinner atop a hill in the Catskills with the Delaware River in the distance and Pennsylvania rising from its southern shore seems far fetched and impossible, but The Farmhouse Project brought that fantasy to life with their first Terrain and Table dinner this past weekend in Calicoon, New York.
The idea of the dinner is simple…a community coming together to share a meal. The event comes to life in the details. From a beautiful setting, to locally sourced foods the dinner left no detail perfected. A table for seventy fits perfectly to scale with the orchards that line the hillside around the gathering.
The table quickly felt like a cozy setting as friends were made and food was served. Locals and visitors mingled and made friends as they shared stories of the growing popularity of the western Catskills region, the revival of small towns, and a love of the nature and scenery that surrounded.
The Farmhouse Project will be hosting a series of these dinners this summer and autumn seasons in the western Catskills area. The next one takes place on the original Woodstock grounds.