The Sublime Taste of Columbia County Bounty
Since the food one gets at the Columbia County Fairgrounds during the county fair has the Ridiculous category well covered (if it can’t be deep fried, forget it), the sophisticated locavore fare that will comprise next Tuesday’s gala Columbia County Bounty dinner at that same charming venue has Sublime all to itself. As every Food Network watcher knows, chefs are a competitive bunch, particularly when they know their fellow chefs are watching. Hence, for the several dozen participating in this year’s event, things may be a little tense. For the rest of us? We get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits (as well as the vegetables, meats, dairy products, baked goods—in short, the bounty) of this incredible place we call home.
The dinner, a fundraiser for Columbia County Bounty to which the general public is invited, features “tastes” of over 40 different offerings, including several from kids cooking contingents. The chefs will mingle, meet and greet. The point is to get the word out about the county’s great agrarian economy and to introduce the public to the players and products from our farms, dairies, wineries, orchards, bakeries, and restaurants.
The Taste of Columbia County Bounty
Fairhouse at the Columbia County Fairgrounds
August 2; 5 - 8 p.m.