Chef Yono headlines Bounty of the County gala to benefit Schoharie recovery
By: Pam Allen
The Business Review
May 21, 2013
Tickets go on sale this week for the June 29 Bounty of the County, a fundraiser organized by the Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival Wine & Dine for the Arts to support restoration efforts in Schoharie County.
Esteemed chef and restaurateur Yono Purnomo, the owner of Yono’s in downtown Albany, leads the lineup of 10 chefs that will prepare the six-course dinner.
Schoharie County was one of the hardest hit in the state by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in the fall of 2011. The county is rebuilding slowly, and some families remain homeless.
The gala benefits Schoharie Area Long Term, or SALT, the organization that supports storm recovery efforts in the Schoharie area.
Tickets for the gala are $150 and $125 per person, depending on the level of sponsorship. Michelle Hines Abram, a founding member of Albany’s Food & Wine Festival along with Purnomo, is finalizing the list of the remaining participating local chefs. There is a special ticket price of $90 for people under 35 to encourage younger participation in the event, Abram says.
Bounty of the County will be held at the Schoharie County Farms’ Carrot Barn at 5605 Route 30 in Schoharie. Seating is limited to 250 people.
Abram describes the attire as “country cocktail,” or a bit less formal than Albany’s annual Wine & Dine event.
Tickets for Bounty of the County may be purchased through the Wine & Dine for the Arts website.