The countryside beckons with superb summer programming and culinary delights at Natirar
Peapack-Gladstone, N.J. – May 25, 2017 – The Mansion at Natirar invites the public to experience the stunning New Jersey countryside with a blockbuster series of summer events and offers, from concerts to a crab boil and the return of its popular CSA. Summer is an ideal time to explore Natirar’s 500-acre parkland, including the famed Ninety Acres restaurant and Cooking School, as well as the newly restored Mansion, reopening June 1.
Kicking-off the summer series is “Music Night Under the Stars” at The Mansion on Thursday, June 8. The evening will feature saxophonist Mark Rivera, a longtime Billy Joel band mate, joined by Jim Nuzzo on the keyboard. On June 21 Natirar’s 6th annual Clam Bake returns, moved to the newly redesigned Mansion Lawn, with musical entertainment by the Todd Collins Band. Other summer highlights include Ninety Acres’ Crab Boil on July 26 and Walk Around Wine Tastings on July 8, Aug. 19 and Sept. 9, featuring wines from around the world.
At The Cooking School
The state-of-the-art Cooking School inspires the home cook with hands-on lessons, held almost daily. Topics range in focus, be it a Greek Food and Wine experience (June 9), a Burgers and Brews pairing event (June 4) or a Knife Skills tutorial (June 3). The eclectic selection is guaranteed to feature fresh ingredients from Natirar’s own 12-acre farm, with recipes and techniques taught by Natirar’s best culinary educators. The full calendar is available online and will be updated throughout the summer, and a sampling of events includes:
Wine vs. Stein: Ojai Vineyard vs. River Horse Brewing (June 7)
Bourbon Steakhouse (June 12)
Spanish Cuisine & Wine (June 17)
Night in Tuscany (June 19)
Couples Night Out (June 28)
Reservations are made by calling 908-901-4714.
The Farm at Natirar CSA Returns
The bounties of Natirar can be enjoyed at home through the Natirar Fresh CSA, available June 15 through Nov. 16 for Thursday afternoon pick-up. Participants receive the same farm-fresh vegetables, berries, herbs and eggs used by the chefs at Ninety Acres. In each weekly collection Natirar includes a fresh bundle of herbs and recipes from its inspired culinary team. Vegetable shares range from $400-$700, depending on desired quantity and frequency, with the option to add fresh eggs and flowers as well.
Enhanced Club Membership Benefits
The debut of The Mansion at Natirar will open new spaces and exciting opportunities for members of the Club at Natirar. The dedicated Parlor, Sitting Room, Members Bar and Sports Lounge within the Mansion will be reserved exclusively for member access. And summer wellness programming aims to promote a balanced lifestyle, with yoga, strength-training summer walks, tennis lessons with Tennis Pro Jack Dybas and more arranged for Club members.
Natirar has also introduced an enhanced collaboration with nearby Hamilton Farm. Club members now have playing privileges on the Hickory Course, or can opt for unlimited access to the course and practice facilities via a special Hickory Natirar Membership.
Natirar is one of the country’s most bucolic retreats, formerly owned by the King of Morocco, and set on a 500-acre estate in New Jersey’s Somerset Hills. It is a public private partnership between Somerset County and Robert Wojtowicz, Natirar’s founder. In 2017 a complete renovation to the historic Natirar Mansion will be complete, including restoration to the 1912 Tudor and the addition of a new Grand Ballroom, ideal for galas, weddings and exclusive meetings. Natirar already boasts one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed restaurants, Ninety Acres, built in the estate’s restored carriage house, which includes a cooking school, a private club and a 12-acre farm. Secluded, yet easily accessible, the Natirar estate is less than an hour from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia. www.natirar.com
Eric Mower + Associates