Ruska, in Finnish, means autumn foliage or the time in which autumn foliage occurs. For anyone who has spent an autumn on the east coast, it is easy to picture the beautiful colors, smell the crisp leaves and taste the apple cider doughnuts. Our team traveled to New York and spent a glorious, Nor’easter day on the quaint Peconic River Herb Farm in their perfectly vintage glass greenhouse.

We dined with the best guests who traveled from near and far and braved the windy and rainy weather for a cozy evening snuggled up while the rain came down on the glass roof. It was such a magical evening. One we won’t forget! 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