CiderFeast Recap – June 2019

Highlights from CiderFeast NYC

Thank you to all the cider makers, chefs, and guests who made the event memorable!







Check out this feature of CiderFeast on “The Grub Street Guide to the Summer’s Can’t-Miss Food Festivals

“Why It’s Awesome: If cider is your main squeeze, you’ll definitely want to drop by this festival dedicated to everyone’s favorite fermented apple juice. There’ll be pours from cider outfits based in Vermont, Spain, Texas, Sweden, France, Oregon, and, of course, New York, plus cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm, cured meats from the Piggery Charcuterie and La Quercia Cured Meats, and apple pies from Petee’s Pies for dessert.”

Andy Brennan’s Uncultivated

CiderFeast 2019 celebrated the launch of Andy Brennan’s new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living.

Andy Brennan is the owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, a small homestead farm located in New York State’s Catskill region that supplies cider to some of Manhattan’s most popular restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern.

In his new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living, Brennan’s hero is the tenacious wild apple and the superior cider it produces. In candid and at times philosophical prose, he shares his decades-long experience working with naturalized trees—from discovering new tastes and textures to under-standing how the wild apple tree guided him toward a successful, environmentally conscious business.


Historically, hard cider was the great American drink in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ciderfeast NYC was a toast to cider’s 21st century revival. Below are the makers who made this event possible!

Featured Ciders + Food


Eden Speciality Ciders, Vermont

King’s Highway Fine Cider, New York

Original Sin Cider, New York

Aaron Burr Cider, New York

Romilly Cidre, Normandy, France

Barrika Basque Country Cider, Spain

Art+Science, Cider+ Wine, Oregon

Wayside Cider, New York

Spoke + Spy Ciderworks, Connecticut

Indian Ladder Farms Cidery, New York

Riverhead CiderHouse, Long Island NY

Aval Cider, France

East Hollow Cider, New York


Chef Cesare Casella, Center for Discovery, Sullivan County, NY

Chef Jesse Jones, BBQ Chicken Strudel

La Quercia Cured Meats

Consider Bardwell Cheese, Vermont

Moonrise Bakehouse, New York City

Petee’s Apple Pies, NYC

Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce and Cheese

Just Add Beer Sauce with Grilled Vegetables

Live Music

JP Bowersock & Cynthia Lamb Quintet