Palamountain Scholarship Benefit


"Some of my favorite parties, in no particular order, include Yaddo, the Palamountain Scholarship Benefit because of the truly amazing food, and of course the Opening Day luncheon hosted by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson at the track."

-Robin Dalton & Jenny Witte
Founders, The Saratoga Social



Throughout the years, one of the main attractions of the Palamountain Benefit has been the quality and presentation of the food, all of it prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services.  “This event offers a unique opportunity for our staff to display their creative culinary and catering talents, ” said Skidmore Executive Chef James Rose. “The dining services team takes great pride in participating in this event.” 


 Palamountain Benefit 2012

Palamountain Benefit 2012




Wood-Grilled Sirloin
Roasted garlic crostini, arugula, Old Chatham blue cheese vinaigrette

Grilled Marinated Lamb Brochette
Minted honeydew and summer melon relish, Argyle Farms greek yogurt tzatziki sauce

House-made and locally-raised chicken sausage with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes, orecchiette pasta, olive oil, and fresh parmesan cheese

Saratoga Potato Chip Bar 
House-fried potato chips, tossed by our shefs, assorted flavors - rosemary and truffle sea salt, salted caramel, Saratoga aioli, blue cheese and lavendar honey

Build Your Own Grain Salad, Assorted Embellishments 
Wild rice with dried cherries, toasted pistachio, grapeseed vinaigrette, curried quinoa and lentil lemon-mint bulgur salad

Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Display 
Asparagus, squash, baby carrots, peppers, egglant, artichoke hearts, baby heirloom tomato caprese salad picks, balsamic reduction and basil oil



Seared New England Sea Scallops, Fresh

Grilled Nectarine Tartlets

Tomato Confit, "Strait off Broadway"
Virgin olive oil, Skidmore Community Garden herbs

Sweet Honey Mascarpone, Fresh Rosemary, Flaky Pastry



Grilled Hearts of Romaine, Oven-Roasted Baby Tomatoes, Lemon-Pepper Emulsion, Baguette Crackle

Baby Kale, Strawberries, Blueberries, Toasted Almonds, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Citrus-Scented Sweet Potato Salad, Dried Fruits, Citrus Fruits, Freshly-Shaved Fennel, Orange-Tarragon Vinaigrette



Hand-Shucked Oysters on the Half Shell
Cucumber vodka and classic mignonettes

King Salmon and Maine Crab Ceviche

Tuna Tartare with Wasabi Aioli in English Cucumber Cup


Skidmore Bakery Display
Artisan Breads and Rolls

Small bites featuring seasonal flavors and fair trade chocolate