LEWISBORO, N.Y. – If you are a local resident or community group, there’s a good chance you have been to a meeting or fundraising event at South Salem’s Horse and Hound Inn, said co-owner Sue Vales.
That’s because Vales and her husband, Silvano, care about the town where they live and serve, and stand by their commitment to show it.
“We both live here, and our kids have gone through the local school district, so we try to do whatever we can for the community,” she said.
The Horse and Hound Inn has been the venue for Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District fundraisers as well as meetings for the Lewisboro Lions Club and local Boy and Girl Scouts troops, to name a few. For those organizations, the Horse and Hound Inn does not charge a fee to use its party room. It also offers a discounted rate on food and drinks.
Outside of her community service through the Horse and House Inn, Vales routinely serves as chair for the Lewisboro Library Fair each September. She is also a past vice president of the Lewisboro Garden Club, which works to promote the beautification of public grounds in South Salem.
Vales’ service to Lewisboro isn’t limited to her volunteer hours, though. The self-taught chef is committed to cooking up some of residents’ favorite dishes. She said some items, like the sautéed calves liver, are longtime staples at the Horse and Hound Inn that have been on the menu for 16 years.
Vales said that adding fresh vegetables to the dinner menu is next on her agenda for the Horse and Hound Inn.
“Right now I’m looking at my garden thinking about this weekend,” Vales said. “I have peaches and lavender, so I’m figuring out what I’m going to pair them with.”