Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Market at the Food Bank 2015 Ticket Giveaway

May is right around the corner, and it's beginning to be event season in the Greater Cleveland area. That means that some of my favorite spring and summer events are coming up, and it gives me a lot to look forward to. One of those events is, of course, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's Market at the Food Bank to benefit their annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign.
As their former Special Events Coordinator, this particular event will always have a special place in my heart. I had the pleasure of planning four for the organization, and I attribute my interest passion for the Cleveland restaurant scene to working on events like this one. Market at the Food Bank is one not to miss, because it is one of the largest, and it benefits such a worthy cause. Many of us are blessed to not have to worry about where our next meal is coming from, and we are able to indulge in meals from our fabulous local restaurants. I even made a blog out of it. For every $1 donated to Harvest for Hunger, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank can provide four meals in a local hunger center. That means that the $100 ticket price could provide up to 400 meals for people in our community that are struggling. This is the 20th annual Market at the Food Bank, so it's going to be a special one. They are trying to raise a record $200,000 for the organization.

The event is bringing together about 50 local restaurants and beverage purveyors to showcase samples of food and drink, right in the warehouse of the Food Bank itself. If you've never visited their facility, it's quite impressive, and you can truly see the impact of your donation at work.

For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit their website. Here are a few of my favorites that will be there:
AMP 150
Chinato
Edwins
L'Albatros
Melt
Spice
Strip
Trentina

The Food Bank also provided me with a sneak peek at some of the dishes that will be served:
Edwins Restaurant: Pate de Campania – Pork Terrine with Pickled Vegetables and Asparagus Quiche
Rusty Anchor at The Music Box: Lobster Bacon Apple Lollipop with a Vanilla Rum Butter
Spice Kitchen and Bar: Pork Terrine Crostini and Vegetarian Terrine Crostini
Pearl of the Orient: Peking Shrimp with Crunchy Noodles
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center: Braised Beef Short Rib

I'm drooling already. So, do you want to join me at the event? The Food Bank has provided me with two General Admission passes to give away to one lucky reader. Just use the Rafflecopter form below. You can tweet daily for additional entries. I will be selecting a random winner on Tuesday, April 28th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tickets are still available, both General Admission and VIP ($175- special early entrance), by purchasing online here. This event typically draws over 1,000 guests, and it includes music, auctions and raffles, and more.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I was provided with two media passes and two General Admission tickets in exchange for this blog post, and a post-event blog post. I am a former employee of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. All opinions stated are 100% my own. I choose to continue to support this worthy cause that I believe in.

22 comments:

mason said...

I'd like to try Trentina

kwok123 said...

I love L'Albatros

Christina Herrick said...

The Rusty Anchor's lobster dish sounds delicious. How can you go wrong with bacon, apple, and lobster. I'm curious about the vanilla butter too.

jt said...

All this stuff sounds delicious and it is for a great cause!!

Kayla Grise said...

Spice! :)

Margaret said...

I would have to say Spice or Edwins- I was able to get a little sample of both at an event at the Shaker Nature Center last week and everything was so good!

TribeChic said...

I'd like to try Strip (my boss suggested I say this one) and I also Chinato is also high on my list to try!

All Lacquered Up said...

I haven't tried Edwins food so that would be my first stop. Thanks for the giveaway

Monina Wagner said...

Shame on me for still never having been to L'Albatros!

EatDrink Cleveland said...

Trentina for sure.

Crystal @EatDrinkCLE

Nikki Schiro said...

Edwin's!

Chocohalic1235 said...

I've been wanting to try L'Albatros since I first moved to Cleveland last year!

columbus in lyndhurst said...

Spice for me-it would be my first sampling!

jenv said...

I want to try everything!

Tracy W. aka Ma said...

Love anything that comes out of the kitchen from AMP150!

@LauraFromOhio said...

I would like to try Chinato

6502Programmer said...

Bacon lollipop? Yes please!

Frank T said...

The Lobster, bacon apple lollipop from the Rusty Anchor sounds amazing!

Sarah Berridge said...

Trentina!

Sam said...

All of them!

Unknown said...

Definitely want to try Edwins!

jessicanjela said...

I want to try Edwin's!! I've been wanting to try for so long!!