The Yates Young Professionals are planning a unique dinner to benefit a local non-profit organization.
Dinner With Friends: The Village of Hope, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Elks Lodge in Penn Yan, will feature foods that harken back to the days of the Hopeton community. That community, sometimes referred to as simply “Hope” on some old maps was settled by followers of the Universal Friend, Jemima Wilkinson in the late 1700s. The menu for Dinner with Friends will feature foods prepared by Chef Ben Comstock, who spent hours at the Yates County History Center researching period recipes.
The April 14 dinner will kick off with Rooster Hill cider served by Lucy Danks. Comstock’s menu includes a cabbage salad topped with toasted chestnuts, root vegetables, and crispy mushrooms served with a brown butter apple vinaigrette.
The entrée is herb encrusted roasted pork loin, stuffed with garlic and onion with a cider demi-glace, served with a kasha salad with drived fruites, fresh apples and chestnuts, and a roasted sweet potato and parsnip salad with a maple walnut pesto.