Dominick Purnomo

Chef Sommelier & Owner

Yono's Restaurant
Albany, NY

Dominick Purnomo, Wine Director & Co-Owner of Yono’s & dp An American Brasserie, grew up in his family’s restaurant.  He studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at State University of New York at Morrisville. Purnomo returned to Albany, taking over daily operations at the business. There he discovered a true passion for wine. Purnomo was elected and served two two-year terms as President of the Greater Capital District of the New York State Restaurant Association, the youngest ever. A national finalist for the Best Young Sommelier Competition, Dominick has three James Beard Award nominations for his wine program. Praised by Wine Spectator since 2004 his list was named one of the 300 greatest, receiving 3 stars from The World of Fine Wine. Under his direction, Yono’s was a Top 100 Restaurant in America by OpenTable. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, is a member of Society of Fellows at the Culinary Institute of America, American Sommelier Association, Chevalier du Tastevin,  founding board member of Albany Food & Wine Festival and founder of the Sommelier Society of Albany. Dominick and his wife Carolyn reside in Loudonville, New York with daughters Gemma & Halle.