Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040 – (212) 568-5323

In celebration of the upcoming local harvest and of the artisan producers and growers whose hard work makes it possible, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar will host a Harvest Dinner on its outdoor garden patio on Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM.  Executive Chef Scott Campbell was given a selection of meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, breads and wines donated by local producers, and presented with the challenge of applying his innovative New American cuisine skills to create a truly unique repast.  All proceeds from the Harvest Dinner will support non-profit New York Restoration Project’s mission of cleaning and greening New York City.

Under a canopy of fall foliage in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, the New Leaf’s outdoor garden patio is the perfect backdrop for a Harvest Dinner.  With a single seating at 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, September 14th, guests will enjoy a five course farm-to-table meal made with locally grown and made fresh produce, duck, cheeses, breads and wines.  Patrons will also get to meet and eat with the artisan farmers and purveyors who will be on hand to introduce their respective foods that will be featured in each of the five courses.

The menu will feature locally sourced dishes such as the Hudson Valley Golden Corn Soup with Crème Fraiche and Hickory House Smoked Salmon, followed by an Organic Mesclun Salad with a bouquet of Petite Vegetables. The Harvest Dinner’s main entree will be Hudson Valley Magret Duck Steak with Tokyo Turnips and Green Gage Plums and Orange Confiture. Fig and pepper baguettes will be paired with a trio of upstate cheeses, the Kunik Triple Cream, Ewes Blue, Hudson Red, with Merlot Glaze and Local Fruits. The seasonal dessert will be a Field-harvested Early Autumn Spiced Gala & Honey Crisp Apple Tartlet with Berkshire Maple and Hazelnut Swirl Ice Cream.

The featured purveyor’s on-hand at the New Leaf will include:

  • Matthew Scott of Pampered Cow, a distributor for artisanal Hudson Valley farmstead cheeses such as Nettle Meadow Goat Dairy, Old Chatham Sheepherding Company and Twin Maple Farm.
  • Mike Kokas of Upstate Farms, one of the first farms in New York State to produce heirloom tomatoes, will provide vegetables for the soup and other courses.
  • Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farms, a 6,000 square foot green roof organic vegetable farm located atop a warehouse rooftop  in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will provide Organic Mesclun Salad.
  • D’Artagnan founder Ariane Daguin, one of the pioneers of the free-range poultry movement and renowned purveyor, will speak about her popular Margret ducks in the main entree.
  • Apples in the dessert course come from Klein’s Kill Fruit Farms Corp., which grows 10 varieties of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums & cherries.
  • The bread is courtesy of Silver Moon Bakery, a long-standing local favorite in Manhattan Valley, run by a former Philharmonic harpsichordist turned artisan baker.
  • The New Leaf will also contribute to the locavore theme of the evening by cooking with herbs picked from its own on-site herb garden.
  • Wines throughout the night will be provided by Christiano Family Vineyards from Long Island; Ravines Wine Cellars from the Finger Lakes region; and Clinton Vineyards, the award-winning Hudson Valley wine that was served at the Rhinebeck wedding of its famous namesake recently.

The five-course Harvest Dinner costs $125 per person, and reservations are required. To make reservations, call 212.568.5323 or for more information visit

The New Leaf is not only a restaurant that gives patrons a truly exceptional and memorable meal, it is the restaurant that literally gives back to the community.  Part of New York Restoration Project (NYRP) a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space, the New Leaf’s net proceeds support the organization’s cleaning and greening of New York City. NYRP founder Bette Midler came upon the original cobblestone concessions building in 1995, and NYRP helped transform it into the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, which is now a celebrated fine-dining establishment.


Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040 – (212) 568-5323

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