Capital District Community Gardens' annual Autumn Evening in the Garden benefit is coming up next Thursday (September 20). From the blurbage:
The fundraiser features culinary samples, created from fresh, seasonal ingredients donated by 20 local farmers and prepared by 14 of the region's most talented chefs. The event also features live music provided by The Neil Brown Jazz Quartet and an open bar supplied by local beverage purveyors, including The Altamont Vineyard and Winery, Chatham Brewery, Harvest Spirits and The Albany Distilling Company. Proceeds benefit CDCG's programs, including 48 Community Gardens, The Veggie Mobile, The Produce Project, The Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, Squash Hunger and more.
The list of participating chefs is post jump. You'll recognize a lot of the names.
The event is at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom in Troy and starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $150 for individuals / $250 for couples / $75 for people 35 and younger.
Chef Jackie Baldwin, Hospitality Services at Rensselaer
Chef Brian Bowden, Creo
Chef Michael Cocca, Franklin Plaza Ballroom
Chef Michael Cunningham, Provence
Chef Un Hui Filomeno, Mingle
Chef Thomas Fitzsimmons, Milano
Chef Mark Graham, Max London's
Chef Brian Griffin, Mio Vino
Chef Ryan Huneau, Treviso
Chef Dale Miller, CMC, WGMC, Sperry's
Chef Ian O'Leary, The Ginger Man
Chef Jamie Ortiz, Angelo's 677
Chef Yono and Donna Purnomo, Yono's
Chef Larry Schepici, Jack's Oyster House
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