Nevada County Grown (NCG) is excited to present their 7th annual Bounty of the County (BOC), the premier foodie event in western Nevada County. BOC brings together our local farmers, chefs, ranchers, restaurants, winemakers & brewmasters for an evening of exquisite flavors. By sourcing seasonal ingredients, our county’s top chefs draw on their talents to create delicacies for the evening.
This evening brings all the best that Nevada County has to offer in one magical place, the Nevada County Fairgrounds. New this year, with the help of Sierra Harvest, we have created an event within the event just for kids. Food is what brings us all together and this event will open eyes to the fresh meat and produce our county has to offer.
For the first five years, the event was a chef’s competition, but NCG decided last year to remove the competitive aspect of the event and just make it all about the food. “The past “chef competition” was more like a people’s choice. Not everyone had the opportunity to taste every sample. If there were 10 restaurants, people received six tickets. Therefore, we have taken that component out and are creating more of a food festival with the full bounty of our county,” explained Shanin Ybarrondo, Executive Director of NCG, adding, “We are exploring a true chef competition with a blind tasting for 2020.”
Your favorite chefs from local restaurants are preparing small bites with flavor combinations to make your mouth water. Some of the restaurants participating include Antonio Ayesteran’s Custom Catering, Diego’s, Friar Tucks, Maria’s, NU Jr. Chef, The Stone House, Thirsty Barrel Taphouse and Grill, Three Forks Bakery & Brewery, and more.
“Bounty of the County is our premier “foodie” event and largest fundraiser for the year. This event sells out each year. New this year, we are collaborating with Sierra Harvest to create a kids culinary experience where the kids have their own event within the Bounty (kids 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent), and therefore NCG decided to move to a venue with the capacity to accommodate this growing event; the Fairgrounds,” Ybarrondo said. “In addition, we are excited to have the Nevada Union Jr Iron Chef team lead by NU teacher Kelli Morris as one of the “restaurants”.”
Tickets are $30/Adults, $15/Student Culinary Experience (14 and under). Proceeds will benefit Nevada County Grown and its mission to promote and celebrate our local food culture.
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit nevadacountygrown.org.