When we proposed a square Dance on 5th Avenue in New York City, the idea seemed, shall we say “risky.” But the truth of the matter is that the New York State of Mind absolutely eats it up!
The Culinary team from the Home Ranch joined up with General Manager Johnny Fisher and owners Steve and Ann Stranahan to bring a unique experience to downtown New York City. As Johnny called the square dance, press writers and former Home Ranch guests spanning the country joined in to accompany those that braved the dance floor with rhythmic clapping and foot stomping, all the while enjoying the tastes of our local valley. Chefs Clyde Nelson, Philippe Shapiro and Craig Singer satisfied palettes with Yampa Valley Lamb Burger Sliders, Home Ranch Mini Pork Bratwursts, Roast Bison & Roast Beef Tenderloin fajita style, with Wild Striped Bass fish tacos, Home Ranch purple potatoes with crème freche & caviar, all with a nightcap of Palisade Peach Cobblers and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Relais & Chateau Director Brenda Homick said it was definitely a first in her hosting of events at the Maison. “I can’t say we’ve ever danced in here, let alone have our hosts put it on. But this has to be one of the most memorable events we’ve had here in my experience.”