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Dinner is on in Medina!

2017 Farm to Table to take place in August on Historic Main Street

Juy 6, 2017
Press Release

MEDINA, NY- Preparations are in full swing for Medina's second annual Farm to Table Dinner. The event is hosted by the Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc., as part of the annual activities of the Canal Village Farmers' Market, a Medina enterprise also sponsored by ORG.

"It's hard to believe that nearly a year has past since our first Farm-to-Table Dinner in Historic Downtown Medina." said Chris Busch, President of the Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc. "The event generated 'Medina buzz' from Rochester to Buffalo for weeks."

2017 Farm to table Dinner on North Main Street, Medina
photo credit- George Lama


Medina's event delivers not only a sensational meal in a historic and memorable setting, but also a chance to see and learn firsthand how farmers and local chefs capitalize on Orleans County's number one industry: agriculture. Medina is literally surrounded by fields and orchards brimming with agricultural bounty at this time of the year.

This year's dinner event will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:00PM, with a rain date of Thursday, August 10. Due to the incredible demand for tickets- the event is expanding from 100 to 200 seats and the table will stretch nearly the entire length of North Main Street.

Chef Michael Zambito and co. preparing dinner course
photo credit- George Lama


This year's event will have a few changes. In addition to a two-hundred seat table, arriving guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne, courtesy of Medina's newest downtown sensation- Fitzgibbons Public House. Their full bar will also be open for cocktails.

The dinner again will deliver a sensational locally-sourced meal, again in the middle of Medina's Downtown Historic District. The meal itself will be a full five-course dinner, prepared by renown Medina chef, Michael Zambito of Zambistro. The 2017 dinner will see Chef Zambito joined by Chef Lionel Rosario of Mariachi De Oro- Medina's wildly popular Mexican restaurant. Mariachi De Oro has received rave reviews from area metro publications and attracts patrons from across WNY.

photo credit- George Lama


"Last year's event was amazing and we are working to surpass expectations in every way," said Cindy Robinson, chairman of the Medina Business Association. "The total experience last year was indescribable," said Robinson. "We are going to have another epic dinner event."

Among the many guests last year was Lori Skoog of Brockport, NY. She authors the "Skoog Farm Journal" blog. "Loved it." said Skoog. "Perfect in every way. We were surrounded by georgous architecture. Every single course was off the charts."

Chef Michael Zambito and co. preparing dinner course
photo credit- George Lama


Each course prepared by Zambito and Rosario will feature pairings from Niagara Wine Trail wineries, 810 Meadworks of Medina and RG Brewery of Brockport, NY. All ingredients will be locally sourced and farm-fresh, provided almost entirely from the vendors at Canal Village Farmers' Market, Medina.

Patrons of the Canal Village Farmers' Market will have an opportunity to win two dinner tickets. Through July 29, every $5 spent at the market earns a chance in a drawing for the tickets. The market runs every Saturday morning at 127 West Center Street in Medina's downtown.

This year's event is now sold out. Patrons of the Canal Village Farmers' Market will still have an opportunity to win two dinner tickets.


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