What A Year!

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We had an exciting first year in 2018 as Rascal + Thorn! Five Guest-Chef Dinners and trips to Kentucky, Barcelona, Scotland, Stone Barns and Japan.

Our year started off with two Guest-Chef dinners including a Food & Wine 2016 Chef of the Year, Brad Kilgore, from Alter in Miami. This was followed by Chef Johnny Spero, who recently opened his highly-anticipated restaurant Reverie in Georgetown.

Next up was a great Bourbon Trail Tour in Kentucky, a private Guest-Chef Dinner featuring Chef Victoria Blamey from New York City and a very special elBulli Tour of Barcelona in June.

R+T Bourbon Trail Tour – May 2018

Chef Victoria Blamey Dinner in Saratoga Springs

Barcelona with Ferran Adria in June 2018

We thought we would take a break in the summer, but the opportunity presented itself to bring the great Chef Patrick Roney from Kentucky to the Saratoga Polo Association for a really fun and delicious “Kentucky in Saratoga” dinner.

Chef Patrick Roney Dinner in Saratoga Springs

To top it off, our last Guest Chef from 2018 came all the way over from Barcelona. Chef Enrique Valenti put on a masterful performance in Troy with his version of Marea Alta in New York.

Chef Enrique Valenti Dinner in Troy

The end of the year included two whisky tours to Scotland and Japan and we also squeezed in an unbelievable day and meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

R+T Scotland – Sep 2018

Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Oct 2018

R+T Japan – Nov 2018

We are just getting started and can’t wait to unveil our 2019 experiences!

Come join us to Oaxaca!
October 6-10, 2021
Such a pleasure to reconnect with one of our favorite chefs today @stonebarns for their #chefinresidence program. The wonderfully talented and ever amazing @victoriablamey was at the pass, creating sensational food inspired by the long and pristine Chilean coast. Keep your eyes and ears open as we resume our gastronomic and whisk(e)y tours starting this fall!
A huge congratulations to our great friend and Mexico City collaborator, @sofcort who was just named “Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef” for 2020 by @theworlds50best . Her immense talent is only exceeded by her wonderful personality and charm.


Congratulations also to to her original mentor, the brilliant @enriqueolveraf , who recognized her talents early on and put her in a position to grow and excel!


We can’t wait to get back to Mexico to see you and to work with you both again! 


#mexico #vivamexico #mexicanpastry #worldclass #enhorabuena #viscabarca