Photos courtesy of The Farmhouse Project
Led by the duo behind The Farmhouse Project, the dining series invites food lovers to experience unforgettable meals at scenic locations.
What’s not to love about a good dinner party? At the minimum, it’s a chance to catch up with friends over a meal and a bottle of wine. When done right, it’s an unforgettable evening of laughter, socializing, and dining on cuisine that continues to enchant your thoughts for days to come.
Terrain & Table throws that sort of dinner party.
Spread across the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, Terrain & Table is a unique outdoor dinner series designed to showcase the beauty of the region while cultivating community and showcasing the talents of top chefs.
“The idea of Terrain & Table came from our love for entertaining at the farmhouse with close friends and family,” explain brand owners and hosts Shawn Lang and Kris Prepelica. In regard to their farmhouse, that would be their residence and the inspiration behind their lifestyle brand, The Farmhouse Project. A one-stop online shop for unique and sustainable home goods, not to mention recipes galore, The Farmhouse Project is a collective for creatives and makers like the owners themselves.
With Terrain & Table, the duo extends the local artistry embedded within The Farmhouse Project to curate dinners with local flair.
“We wanted to create a dinner for our community the way we entertain at home,” they explain. “When you come to one of our dinners, it’s like being at home with us as we share a meal together at the table.”
Now in its third season, the Terrain & Table dinner series dives into the Hudson Valley region with multiple events spread over the course of summer and fall. While the initial traveling dinner concept remained concentrated in the Sullivan County section of the Catskills, where The Farmhouse Project is based, Lang and Prepelica extend their footprint to the Hudson Valley and Saratoga Springs for the first time this year.
To kick things off, Terrain & Table sets down roots at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on June 25. After that, it continues the series with a number of dinners scheduled throughout autumn:
- July 10: Lavender Farm Dinner at Winterton Farms, Bloomingburg
- August 21: Stone Ridge Orchard Dinner, Stone Ridge
- September 18: Buck Brook Alpaca Farm Dinner, Roscoe
- October 2: Old Tavern Farm Winery Dinner, Saratoga Springs
As for the dinners themselves, they’re designed to be more than just a meal, but a true experience.
“Each dinner is a new experience with a unique outdoor destination for every dinner, so every time we clink glasses and break bread with our guests, we embrace our surroundings anew,” the pair explains. “Locations are selected based on picturesque views or a unique property where not only our guests can share a beautiful meal together, but where we can support a small business or local farm.”
Speaking of those small, local businesses, they help to power each and every Terrain & Table meal. Working with the chefs for each event, Lang and Prepelica source ingredients locally and from area farmers whenever possible. In addition, they extend that “think local” mentality to everything from wine and spirits purveyors to flower farms and even rental companies. By using ingredients and products from Hudson Valley-area brands, they can ensure that not only is each dinner locally sourced, but it’s also guaranteed to be 100-percent unique.
With ingredients in hand, the duo passes the dinner along to the chef of the night to prepare. Notably, each Terrain & Table event spotlights a different chef, most of whom Lang and Prepelica connect with via word of mouth.
“We love to incorporate local chefs, as well as chefs from other areas of New York,” they enthuse. “It gives our guests (and chefs) the opportunity to be introduced to new experiences.”
This summer, Terrain & Table dinners spotlight the fresh, female talents leading kitchens throughout New York. While the full lineup of chefs is yet to be announced, the Bethel Woods dinner features Chef Camille Rodriguez, who has worked at Red Cat, Monument Lane, and Pizzeria Sirenetta in Manhattan. Currently, she runs a weekly supper club, along with cooking classes and curated dining events throughout New York City.
While Terrain & Table is a highlight for The Farmhouse Project’s summer event schedule, it’s not the only thing on Lang and Prepelica’s plates. Coming on Labor Day weekend, their Makers Market returns to Callicoon Hills with artisans, workshops, farm-to-table fare, and live music galore. Plus, if that’s not enough, the pair also has plans to eventually open a brick-and-mortar lifestyle shop and event space as well.
Until then, learn more about The Farmhouse Project and Terrain & Table dinners here. See you at the table?