Feast of the Fields featured chef, Chef Yono Purnomo will be treating Feast-goers to 24 Hour Braised Beef Shortribs and Vegetarian Spiced Kale with Mashed Potatoes, both of which highlight his signature elegant, yet exotic flavor stylings.
In 1971, flamboyant Chef Widjiono (Yono) Purnomo, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia and a graduate of ENHAI in Bandung, Indonesia, embarked on a circuitous career journey that brought him to Albany’s most elegant dining rooms. When the opportunity to open his own restaurant came along, Certified Executive Chef Yono never looked back. Chef Purnomo has expertly mastered the unique blending of exotic spices creating sophisticated, complex, and layered cuisine. Chef Purnomo strives to introduce his native culture and cuisine through cooking classes, demonstrations and lectures for schools, civic organizations, and charities, as well as for fellow chefs. He is affiliated with more than 75 charitable and community service organizations.