Travelers passing through Syracuse Hancock International Airport now can enjoy fresh, locally sourced cuisine at a new concept launched by foodservice partner Delaware North featuring Palladino Farms from Pompey, N.Y.
The concept, which celebrated its grand opening June 13, replaces Middle Ages Brewing and features a menu that highlights the flavors of Central New York.
“We are proud to collaborate with Delaware North on this exciting new venture,” said Dan Palladino, a third-generation owner of Palladino Farms. “Our commitment to sustainable farming practices aligns with Delaware North’s dedication to environmental stewardship, and we are excited to contribute to a dining experience that reflects the rich heritage of our region. We can’t wait for travelers to try our fresh and delicious dishes,” Palladino continued.
Menu highlights include Pompey Poutine, Smokehouse Wings, Farmhouse Salad, Mac and Cheese, Signature Dill Pickle Fries, All-American Smash Burger, Highest Point Pulled Pork, a New York Pastrami Reuben, Smoked Turkey BLT and Crispy Fries. For breakfast, diners can enjoy Chicken and Waffles, Fresh Berries and Waffles, Scrambled Eggs with Toast, and the Basilio Sausage and Egg Sandwich. And for children, “The Little Farmers” meal features Mac and Cheese, Rooster Fingers and a bag of chips or fries.
“We are thrilled to bring the Palladino Farms dining concept to Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” said Tom Waldron, chief operating officer of Delaware North Travel. “At Delaware North, we believe in creating unique and memorable dining experiences for our guests, and this partnership allows us to showcase the incredible flavors of Central New York. We are excited to offer travelers a true taste of the region while contributing to the sustainable growth of our local community.”
The new dining concept features a modern and welcoming design. The restaurant, which is now equipped with a full kitchen, also offers a full-service bar featuring a variety of craft beers and seltzers – including those brewed locally at the Palladino family’s Heritage Hill Brewery – along with wines and spirits.
“We believe the curation of an exceptional airport customer experience is tied closely to generating a sense of place, giving the traveler an opportunity to fully experience the fruits of our region,” said Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Chief Commercial Officer Jason Mehl. “Concessions offerings that reflect the region our airport serves will leave locals with a sense of pride and visitors with a new appreciation for what Central New York has to offer.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Officials from Palladino Farms, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and Delaware North on June 13 celebrate the opening of Palladino Farms. From left to right are Jason Mehl, chief commercial officer at the Syracuse airport; Chris Angne, vice president of operations for Delaware North Travel; Dan Palladino, an owner of Palladino Farms; Chinedu Okigbo, president of vendor Ariella Signs; Linda Ryan, director of business development at the Syracuse airport; Deanna Lipka, food and beverage manager for Delaware North at the Syracuse airport; David Hill, general manager for Delaware North at the Syracuse airport; and Thor Kritsky, vice president of food and beverage for Delaware North Travel.