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Maple Lane Chef Series

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The Experience

Join us beneath the enchanting canopy of Maple Lane for an unforgettable dining series this summer. Experience a culinary journey like no other, as we host a lineup of visiting chefs renowned for their innovative and seasonal cuisine. Each dinner invites you to celebrate the vibrant flavors of the Hudson Valley, with dishes crafted with ingredients freshly picked from our namesake farm, complimented with expertly crafted cocktails by Great Jones Distilling Co. Highlighting our shared love affair and appreciation for craft, each Maple Lane dinner will be accompanied by an intimate workshop highlighting the craft honed by each chef. 

  • Sunday, June 23 - Monday, June 24 | The Modestos
  • Sunday, July 28 | Chef Flynn McGarry
  • Sunday, September 8 | Chef Melissa Rodriguez

Maple Lane Dinner with Chef Flynn McGarry

Sunday, July 28th | 6:30 PM
  • Experience an elegant dining journey with Chef Flynn McGarry of Gem, celebrating the season’s bounty from our namesake farm. Enjoy a rolling family style dinner party, featuring a plethora of vegetables and locally sourced proteins. An outdoor summer feast, perfectly paired with our Great Jones Distilling Co. cocktails and favorite wines from Provence’s Domaines Ott.

  • $295++ per guest

  • Pricing includes 2% administrative fee | All pricing is subject to 8% tax

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Setting the Table with Chef Flynn McGarry

Sunday, July 28th | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Join Chef Flynn McGarry for a roving workshop that takes you through the garden to mastering the art of setting the table. Begin with a stroll on the farm, where you’ll pick fresh flowers and seasonal produce. Over cocktails, learn Flynn’s secrets to artfully transforming collected produce, flowers, and antiques into the perfect ambiance for the evening’s dinner party.

  • $155++ per guest

  • Pricing includes 2% administrative fee | All pricing is subject to 8% tax

Maple Lane Dinner with Chef Melissa Rodriguez

September 8th, 2024
  • Join acclaimed Chef Melissa Rodriguez for a captivating culinary journey. Savor innovative Italian-inspired cuisine amidst picturesque surroundings, complemented by artisanal cocktails from Great Jones Distillery. This intimate farm-to-table experience promises an unforgettable evening of exquisite flavors.

  • $250++ per guest | Includes wine and cocktail pairings

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ABOUT GREAT JONES DISTILLING CO.

For more than 100 years, no whiskey distillery has called Manhattan its home. Great Jones Distilling Co. is Manhattan’s first and only legal whiskey distillery since prohibition, which opened in August of 2021. Located at 686 Broadway, Great Jones...

About Chef Flynn McGarry

  • Flynn McGarry began cooking at the age of 10, started a supper club operating out of his mother’s home at 12, and staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle before he was 16. In 2014, he was the cover story of the Food and Drink issue of The New York Times Magazine. His impressive resume includes stages at renowned restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, Alinea, Next, Geranium, and Maaemo.
  • In 2018, at the age of 19, he opened his first permanent restaurant, Gem, in New York City's Lower East Side neighborhood, which received a glowing two-star review from The New York Times. In November of that same year, he was the subject of a documentary called “Chef Flynn” that debuted in theaters nationwide. In 2022 McGarry opened Gem wine, his idea of a local neighborhood wine bar.

About Melissa Rodriguez

  • After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Melissa Rodriguez started her professional culinary career with Elaine Bell Catering and at Oceana. In 2006, she was hired as a line cook at Daniel Boulud’s flagship Restaurant Daniel, where she quickly rose the ranks to sous chef. After five years at Daniel, Melissa joined the team at Del Posto where she was soon promoted to Chef de Cuisine. Two years later, Melissa was named Executive Chef, making her the first woman at the helm of a restaurant awarded four stars by the New York Times.
  • Like most New York restaurants, Del Posto closed in March 2020. In the summer of 2021, Melissa partnered with Restaurateur Jeff Katz–with whom she worked for almost a decade at Del Posto to acquire the space previously occupied by Del Posto at 85 Tenth Avenue. In 2022, the team opened a trio of restaurants in that space: a fine Italian restaurant called Al Coro; a subterranean cocktail bar called Discolo; and a pizza restaurant next door called Mel’s. Just months after it opened, Al Coro was awarded two stars from the Michelin Guide. In 2023 Melissa and Jeff partnered with the global restaurant group, Tao Hospitality to conceptualize and open a new wood grilled base restaurant and a members club.

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