Ruska, in Finnish, means autumn foliage or the time in which autumn foliage occurs. For anyone who has spent a fall on the east coast, it is easy to reminisce on the beautiful golden colors, the smell of crisp leaves, and the taste the apple cider doughnuts. In late October, we traveled to New York and spent a glorious weekend hosting a Supper on the quaint Peconic River Herb Farm, in their perfectly vintage glass greenhouse, tucked away from the Nor’easter that hit Long Island that very day.

Our guests traveled from near and far, Toronto and Austin included, and braved the windy and rainy weather for a cozy evening savoring exquisite food, while the rain came down on the glass roof. Chef Jodi Moreno treated our guests to the most delicious autumn feast, full of local farm and sea treasures. Make sure you check out the full menu below. It was such a magical, unforgettable evening. Thanks for having us New York, we will be back so very soon!


| Hors d'oeuvres |

grilled clams, herbed jalapeño butter

crudités, whipped feta

| First |

miso mushroom soup, gomasio

| Second |

smoked pumpkin, tahini, hazelnut dukkah

| Main |

braised beef short ribs, gremolata, greens, garlic confit

| Dessert |

flourless olive oil chocolate cake, wine soaked pears, cream

Smith Teamaker Peppermint Tea


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Jodi Moreno | Chef services

Peconic River Herb Farm | Secret location

Smith Teamaker | Cocktail creation, tea and custom tea gifts for guests

A Rustic Affair | Handmade farmhouse tables