The Sixth Annual Rockin’ The Ridge day party was held at Discovery Land Company’s Silo Ridge Field Club. The 850-acre community is Discovery’s first in the Northeast that’s located 90 minutes from Manhattan and nestled amongst the top private schools in the country.
Dylan Lauren & Paul Arrouet, Richard Bressler, Mark Teixeira, Mindy Grossman, Blaine Trump and Kinga Lampert joined Discovery Land Company Founder and CEO Mike Meldman for a spectacular day of music, activities and terrain-to-table cuisine by Chef Jonathan Wright.
As guests arrived, they were welcomed with hot cider and apple doughnuts. On the terrace, taking full advantage of the perfect weather, culinary selections from a dozen seasonal food stands included mouth-watering dishes such as heirloom tomato fondue and whipped sheep’s milk ricotta on grilled sourdough bread and autumn squash salad, wintergreens, pear & crunchy seeds with apple vinaigrette from Silo Ridge’s own organic garden.
There was a Silo Ridge Chicken Shack, oyster bar, sushi and raw bar, and Millbrook’s farm venison, served with celery root, toasted millet and huckleberries cooked over Binchō-tan (Japanese white coal). A true feast for all the senses, guests enjoyed Hudson Valley Peking Duck with bao buns and plum sauce. Guests sampled the Hudson Valley bacon bar and smokery with offerings such as Benton’s Smokey Mountain Hams, red pepper jelly and country bread and hickory-smoked ribs & 72-hour, hickory-smoked brisket served with grilled onions and a secret BBQ sauce. Incredible desserts ran the gamut from deep-fried and filled homemade donuts to deep-dish apple pies, cakes, tarts and puddings and an over-the-top ice cream sundae bar. Libations featured local bourbons, whiskeys, gins, beers and moonshine and a Casamigos tequila bar featured a Pumpkin Old Fashioned cocktail.
Discovery Land Company’s signature Outdoor Pursuits, the concierge activities and sporting team, made sure all guests had an array of activities to choose from. Kids worked up an appetite for the Silo Ridge hot dog truck and Artic Smash hand-rolled ice cream station by participating in activities such as pumpkin carving, face painting, paintball, mini golf, obstacle courses, bounce houses and a dunk tank. Bee-keeping demonstrations were held at the Ridge House, while archery and skeet shooting took full advantage of the stunning natural preserve as a scenic backdrop. A petting zoo and pony rides ensured there was something for kids – and grown-ups – of all ages.
A live band played a combination of country and classic rock, overlooking the Tom Fazio-designed golf course.
As guests departed, they made their way through a bucolic and quintessential Farmer’s Market, where soap-making from Butts Brothers Farms, Maple Leaf Sugaring demonstrations and more. Guests filled up goodie bags with the best of the Hudson Valley’s rich agricultural and artisan offerings.