Celebrating local bounty at Sylvester Manor’s 8th annual Farm-to-Table Benefit

The Tuscan Table during cocktail hour on Circle Lawn. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

An evening of cocktails, canapés and specialty dishes sourced from historic Sylvester Manor, drew crowds to Shelter Island for a good cause.

The 8th annual Farm-to-Table Benefit was held Saturday to support the non-profit educational farm’s programs. The culinary experience kicked off with guests enjoying refreshing cocktails, locally sourced hors d’oeuvres and freshly made sushi and Tuscan favorites while overlooking Gardiners Creek.

The main course, featuring Sylvester Manor’s meats and produce, included samplings of pastas, East End specialty carving stations and sides, and farm-fresh salad greens along with vegetarian accompaniments and sweet treats.

Brian Ripps & Friends performed as guests danced the night away as the sun set.

See more photos by Elizabeth Wagner below:

East End and Shelter Island silent auction items and experiences up for bid. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Farm-to-Table co-chairs Karolann Rubin and Ingrid Bateman. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The Farm-to-Table committee members Courtney Wingate, Karolann Rubin, Ingrid Bateman and Alice Clark. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Guests enjoy the East Meets West handmade sushi station during cocktail hour on Circle Lawn. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Shrimp Ceviche served during cocktail hour on Circle Lawn. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Guests make their own manor mock-tails during cocktail hour. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Cocktail hour at Sylvester Manor included drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction on Circle Lawn. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Shelter Island’s Alex Jackson, Mercedes Pepper, Bennett Konesni (Co-Founder and Sylvester Descendant), Beth Swanstrom, Kat Lynch, and Bill Geraghty. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Hors d’oeuvres from the Tuscan Table. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Bennett Konesni with Eva Sudol and Katie Sudol of NYC. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Matthew Arendt of Shelter Island with Karen Mateo of Manhattan. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

NYC’s Katie Sudol and Jad Elkhoury. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Patricia Stack of NYC and Margaret Zeuschner of Shelter Island. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Shelter Island’s Bryan and Tracy McCarthy watch the sun set over Gardiners Creek. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Alicia and Rob Sloan of Shelter Island enjoy the sunset over Gardiners Creek. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Food stations included pasta, East End specialty carving stations, and Sylvester Manor farm-fresh greens and vegetables. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Guests enjoy local cuisine and farm-fresh veggies at Sylvester Manor’s 8th Annual Farm to Table Benefit. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The main tent at Sylvester Manor’s 8th Annual Farm to Table Benefit. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Brian Ripps & Friends plays into the night. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)