Friday, October 8, 2010

New Discovery- Flavor the Town

Last night, I attended the 13th Annual L'Amour du Vin event to benefit The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter (thanks to winning tickets on Dave's Live to Cook at Home blog!). The food and wine event took place at the Avon Oaks Country Club, featuring 13 restaurants and businesses from Lorain County and Cleveland's west side. It was a great opportunity to try several restaurants and caterers that don't typically participate in tasting events held in Cleveland.

A couple of the dishes that stood out were from AMP 150 (of course), Jake's on the Lake/Savannah Bar & Grill (hello delicious Chicken Paprikash and home-made mini pierogi), and the winner of the evening in my opinion - Flavor the Town.

Flavor the Town actually served three different dishes, so I felt that I got a good sense of the quality of their food. The creamy, rich artichoke dip with toasted pita chips, crispy risotto ball, and beef crostini were my top three samplings from the event - and all from the same vendor. That says something.

I have a small upcoming event that I need a caterer for, and Flavor the Town just got added to the short list of vendors that I will be asking for a quote from. I was really impressed with their dishes, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. So not only did I have the chance to sample some great wines and dishes last night, but it looks like I found a new vendor to work with!

Flavor the Town
24266 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
(440) 777-4108


Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

In all my running around last night, I never had the chance to eat anything except a plate of AMP 150's pork and sauerkraut puree!

From what I understand though, the majority of the guests agree with you on Flavor the Town. They were definitely a favorite in the room. Plus, the owners were incredibly sweet and great to work with.

So happy to have you there last night!

Bite Buff said...

I was so sorry to have missed you last night too. I kept an eye out!

Biz said...

Hey! I found you through Green Dog Wine - love Allison! She and I have a love of Frank's hot sauce!

I don't even know what a crispy risotto ball is, but now I want one!

What a great event to attend - and free tix? Even better!

Live to Cook at Home said...

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! My Mom was there too and she also raved about Flavor the Town.

Bite Buff said...

Thanks again, Dave!