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Cuisine And Camaraderie Mark A Successful Alzheimer’s Benefit
Amy Krzanik reports from Sharon. Chef Serge Madikians, the catalyst behind September 14th’s Alzheimer’s Benefit, is no stranger to serving fine Middle Eastern delicacies at his restaurant, Serevan, in Amenia. But Sunday’s fundraising event, held at the art-filled home and verdant grounds of Ken and Marabeth Tyler, boasted an intimidating guest list of refined and respected palates. Honorary guests included author and event co-chair Ruth Reichl; author and Alzheimer’s Ambassador Paula Wolfert; Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief and co-chair Dana Cowin; Dr. Scott A. Small, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia University; and filmmaker John Hoffman of HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project and founder of The Public Good Projects. The food more than lived up to the level of the distinguished guests, with a wonderful array of delicious dishes for all tastes, including pasture-raised lamb roasted on a spit by Ken Tyler himself, and fruit galettes and baklava drizzled with labne (Armenian yogurt) for dessert. The mood was joyful and, as Dr. Small noted, “optimistic” about the strides being made in Alzheimer’s research. Guests honored Wolfert for her award-winning work in the culinary world and now as an outspoken Alzheimer’s activist. Funds raised benefit the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Shown above, writer and editor Ruth Reichl, Nancy Lang and Paula Wolfert.
Derek Larson and Michael Zients from Sharon; Tom Whitridge and Nathan Kernan flank host Marabeth Tyler.
Host Ken Tyler (on right) gives a crash course in successful lamb roasting.
String beans with pistachio and basturma; Baby carrots and pomegranate.
Tomatoes and feta cheese.