play with fire

supported by Ketel One Family-Made Vodka

August 11, 2018


proceeds from the event donated to:



Play with Fire HUDSON VALLEY

James Beard award-winning chef Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game and BackBar and groundbreaking restaurant reservation and technology platform, Resy, announce the return of  “Play with Fire,” a food event in Hudson, NY which brings together some of the country’s most outstanding chefs and bartenders for a day of open fire and whole animal cooking and camaraderie at Fish & Game Farm. This year’s lineup includes chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer (King Restaurant), Cortney Burns (TOURISTS), Nick Curtola (Four Horsemen),Elise Kornack,  Ignacio Mattos (Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso, Flora Bar), Victoria Blamey,  Seamus Mullen (Whirlybird + Greens, El Colmado), Negro Piattoni (Metta), and Sam Mason (Oddfellows), along with Elad Zvi and his crew from Broken Shaker and beverage director Yana Volfson of Cosme and ATLA.


Film + Edit: Tara Sgroi


Zak Pelaccio, who launched the inaugural Play with Fire event in August 2014, says, “I look forward to spending the day collaborating with this stellar group of chefs, working with excellent local product in this very elemental way, and bringing together strangers, neighbors and friends to celebrate. It’s also important to us to give back to our broader community of cooks and dedicated restaurant professionals to support the mental health and quality of life of those struggling from the demands of this industry, which we’ll be doing by donating proceeds to The Heirloom Foundation.”

Located just two hours north of New York City, Fish & Game Farm is a bucolic oasis located just five minutes from its namesake restaurant in downtown Hudson. The 170-acre grounds, which provide produce, poultry and honey to Fish & Game restaurant, will be the home of the event, with various tents, fire pits, smokers and grills along with communal gathering areas set up across the fields creating an intimate environment for which attendees to relax, eat and drink.

Hudson Valley sculptor Kris Perry is creating and fabricating one-of-a-kind grilling apparatuses in consultation with Pelaccio over which the chefs will cook. 

Live Music performed by Club D'Elf.