Chef Patrick Roney

Chef Patrick Roney is the Chef de Cuisine at Ashbourne Farms in La Grange, KY.  He recently worked as the Executive Chef at Harvest in Louisville, KY, a true farm-to-table restaurant where 80% of the ingredients were sourced from within 100 miles.  Prior to Harvest, Chef Roney was the Chef de Cuisine at the Oak Room in the Seelbach Hotel, the first Kentucky hotel restaurant to receive the AAA Five Diamond Restaurant Rating.

We are thrilled to have Chef Roney come to Saratoga Springs during the track season to be our next guest chef in the Rascal + Thorn Dinner Series, and super-excited to be holding it at the Saratoga Polo Association.

Special Evening

Chef Patrick Roney brings to the table an elevated Kentucky Bluegrass cuisine. His philosophy in the kitchen has come full circle as his roots shine true in the fact that he is ingredient driven and prefers little confusion on the plate. At Ashbourne Farms he is able to connect directly with the local agriculture and his eagerness to be more involved on the farm. This is the true Kentucky farm-to-table experience.

With only 60 guests at one seating, our dinner party at the Saratoga Polo Association will be an intimate setting where Chef Roney and his team will interact with guests and provide an incredible evening. A charitable contribution will also be included in the ticket price to Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs, a teaching farm within the city limits.

Michter’s Distillery

We are very excited to have Michter’s Distillery involved in this event. Michter’s Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, is a premium spirits maker of Bourbon and Rye whiskies. We recently visited with them on our last Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour in May of this year.

Chef Roney will be pairing each of his courses with different whiskeys, cocktails and wines from the Michter’s Distillery portfolio.


There is only one seating for this dinner on Saturday, August 4th.  7:30pm

Location: Saratoga Polo Association, 2 Bloomfield Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833

  • Multi-Course Dinner
  • Paired Beverages
  • Service

$200 per person (includes a charitable contribution to Pitney Meadows Community Farm)

One Seating: 7:30pm

Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres will start at 7:30pm.  Multi-course dinner with all pairings will begin at 8pm.

To make a reservation for the dinner, please click on the link below that will take you to the ticket ordering page.

Have a question?

    Our guest chef dinner with @airick72 @willtwyatt and @lempka_gram coming up to open the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival at the beautiful @hotelsaranac is still 2 weeks away and we have already sold out both Saturday seatings! There are only a few seats still available for the Friday night seating! 

To whet your whistle even more, we are proud to say that the cocktail pairings will feature the portfolio of Chatham Imports including @michterswhiskey @sietemisterios Mezcal @farmersgin and more!

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    A great event comes down to details, both large and small. We are proud to feature these beautiful cocktail napkins done for us by @mydrap_northamerica to be used for our upcoming R+T dinners with Eric Anderson, Will Wyatt and Alex Lempka to open Saranac Lake winter Carnival at the beautiful Hotel Saranac on the 3rd and 4th of February.  Tickets are sold out for the 8pm Saturday seating, but we still have a few left for the Friday night and 5PM Saturday seatings. See our profile for more information.

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    The holidays are upon us and it’s too late for shipping, but if you hurry, you can still purchase tickets for the grand return of the Rascal + Thorn Guest Chef Series, our first since the pandemic started. Featuring Michelin-starred chef Erik Anderson ( @airick72 ) currently at the 1Michelin star Barndiva in beautiful Healdsburg, CA in the heart of Sonoma wine country and NYC barman extraordinaire, Will Wyatt ( @willtwyatt ) of Mr. Paradise et al., these will take place at the impressively refurbished Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, NY to kick off the famously festive Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The second Saturday seating is nearly sold out and the other two seatings aren’t far behind. We have a limited number of discounted guest rooms available with purchase @hotelsaranac  so you can make a special pre-valentine’s weekend in the heart of the Adirondacks!

The evening will open with canapés from Chef Alex Lempka ( @lempka_gram ) of Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga Springs and a welcome beverage, followed by a 5 course dinner with a choice of alcohol-containing and alcohol free pairings. 

The photo was taken 10 years ago at the legendary The Catbird Seat in Nashville, TN, where Chef Anderson was the opening chef along with Chef Josh Habiger.

Follow the profile link to the Rascal + Thorn website for more information and a link to Tock for tickets.