A diagram of what the space is expected to look like come June 2017.
Expected to open in early June, Heritage Food + Drink will use local ingredients and a wood-burning grill to bring farm-to-table fare to Wappingers Falls. Owner Jesse Camac’s vision for the restaurant is to serve a locally-sourced menu in a fun and relaxed environment. It will specialize in slow-cooked New American cuisine, setting itself apart from the competition with simple yet recognizable food. Heritage will make nearly everything in house, including unique handcrafted cocktails, though it will feature local offerings, like craft beer from Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie.
Previously the Vice President of Fatty Crew Hospitality Group (which was headed by acclaimed, James Beard Award-winning Fish & Game chef Zak Pelaccio), Camac wanted to open a restaurant that truly embraced the farm-to-table model. “A lot of restaurants claim to be farm-to-table, but we are actually doing it from all aspects of the brand. Our goal is to source the entire menu from New York State, ideally with a large majority coming from the Hudson Valley,” said Camac.
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Joining Camac’s team at Heritage will be Executive Chef Shawn Burnette, most recently of Butterfield at Hasbrouck House; Sous Chef Frank Camey of Mill House Brewing Company; and Beverage Director Jessica Gonzalez of acclaimed New York City cocktail bar Death & Co.
The two-floor, 6,400 square-foot restaurant will have two full bars, dining areas, and private rooms, and will seat about 250 people.
“We want to be a true neighborhood joint with a focus on great food, hand crafted cocktails, and lots of fun,” Camac said.
Heritage Food + Drink
1379 Route 9, Wappingers Falls