Jazz singer Libby York and conductor Hari Cameron team up for the July 16 event
As for the local celebrities who have risen to fame outside of Delmarva, singer Libby York and chef Hari Cameron are prime examples.
The two will join forces at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 16 to raise money for Paul Kares by Paul Cullen, which offers scholarships to young people interested in the musical and culinary arts.
Cullen, a former Bad Company bassist and famous Delaware head sommelier, will host the fundraiser at Room at Cedar Grove, his event location near Lewes.
In addition to a York concert, joined by Joe Holt and Mike McShane, the event will include a four-course dinner prepared by Cameron.
“Many longtime coastal residents remember York as one of the founders of Back Porch Café in Rehoboth, the revolutionary restaurant that started the Culinary Coast,” said Cullen. “So Hari creates a menu that pays homage to Back Porch – and Libby. “
York left Rehoboth to pursue his passion for performing in New York. Adam Gopnik, a contributor to The New Yorker, calls the recording artist’s voice “unique, with a rich, warm tone that you don’t often find.”
Raised in Sussex County, Cameron found solace in commercial kitchens while battling dyslexia and ADHD. He went on to open eclectic restaurants in the area and achieved nationwide acclaim. Cameron was shortlisted for James Beard’s Rising Star Chef in 2013 and Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, he won a StarChefs Rising Stars Award.
Cameron and his brother Orion own their grandfather (MAC), specializing in fresh pasta. Cameron is also the chef-consultant of Arcobaleno, which makes pasta machines.
“Having these two artists, who are at the top of their game, under one roof will make for an exceptional evening,” said Cullen.
Since its expansion, the Cedar Grove Road venue has become the hotspot for music, wine dinners and weekend brunches, which often fill up.
Cullen is often behind the mic and in front of the stove, but he also hosts sold-out events that feature local, national and international artists and chefs. This event is an example.
Tickets for the July 16 event are $ 75 each and seating is limited. To buy, go to paulcullen.rocks.