Saturday, October 10, 2015

Alice Waters to host Columbia County farm fundraiser

Alice Waters
Attention, foodies. If you'd like to meet an icon of the farm-to-table movement, here's your chance.

Alice Waters, the innovative chef, author, and sustainable food activist whose California restaurant Chez Panisse helped usher in America's current love affair with localized food use, will be the guest at a special Sunday supper in the Columbia County community of Copake.

The date is 5 p.m. Sunday, October 18, the venue the Empire Farm, 556 Empire Road. The formal title is an "Edible Education Benefit Dinner With Host Alice Waters." Her menu will be executed by Jonathan Wright, executive chef of the famed Rainbow Room in New York City.

The dinner is organized by the Farm On! Foundation. This particular event is a fundraiser in support of its "garden-based learning for youth" effort. Tickets, available online, are $1,000 per person or per farm sponsor, with a limit of four tickets for any one party. Seating will be limited.

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