Friday, March 28, 2014

Upcoming Events- April 2014

Spring is officially here! The 50 degree weather in Cleveland today actually helps us feel like this statement is true. With warmer temperatures starting, sunshine peeking through the clouds, and promises of longer days, that means that event season picks up in our city. Everyone is ready to get out and about!

Here are some fun, tasty, and interesting events happening in April:

April- Table 45: The restaurant is offering a fun special just in time for April Fools’ Day. The mixologists are introducing a new novelty to guests called the “miracle berry” which plays a tongue trick; the berry actually changes the way flavors taste! After tasting the miracle berry, flavors that are normally sour will taste sweet. Cocktails include: Meyer Lemon Martini, Vanilla Citrus Martini, and Tangerine Martini. One berry per guest.

April 5th- Culinary Vegetable Institute: Earth to Table Dinner. Featuring Chef Ryan McCaskey from Acadia in Chicago. 8 courses. $85 per person plus tax and service fee (gratuity is not included). Reservations are required. Please call 419.499.7500 or click here for more information or to reserve your table.

April 8th- Pier W: Wine Dinner- Wines of Spain. 6:00PM. $75 per person, not including tax and tip. Includes four courses with wine pairings. Reservations required, contact 216-228-2250.

April 26th- Rehmann’s 16th Annual Chef’s Fantasy Dinner and Auction to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at the Ritz-Carlton. Chef's Fantasy continues to feature a dinner comprised of six gourmet courses; each prepared by a different stand-out local chef and paired with a great wine. The event’s live and silent auctions include original, one-of-a-kind travel and culinary experiences, art and more. For the first time, Chef’s Fantasy will be followed by the After Party in the Ritz Carlton’s Riverview Room. Those who participate in Bid for a Cure during the evening’s program and donate at one of the standard giving levels receive two complimentary tickets to the Party. Tickets are $250 each. Featured Chefs include:
-          Matt Anderson, Umami
-          Richard Arnoldi, The Ritz Carlton Cleveland
-          John Selick, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
-          William Skinner, Bar North
-          Jill Veeda, Rockefellers
-          Eric Williams, Momocho and Happy Dog
-          Melissa Khoury, Saucisson (VIP Reception)
-          Ben Skinner, Rocky River Wine Bar (VIP Reception)
-          Tony Verona, University Hospitals Main Campus (VIP Reception)
-          Brian Doyle, Sow Food Catering and Beachland Ballroom & Tavern (After-Party)
Register by April 11th by emailing, calling 216-475-CURE or online.

Any great April events that I missed? Please share in the comments!

Disclosure: I was asked to promote each of these events. I will be receiving two tickets to the Earth to Table, Wine Dinner, and Chef's Fantasy Dinner. I would not promote these events if I did not want to share them with you. All opinions are 100% my own.