Monday, April 27, 2009

Best Kept Secret

One of Cleveland's event scene's best kept secret is Market Under Glass, which took place this past Thursday at the Galleria downtown. This may be the 14th annual event, but most of Cleveland has not heard about this fabulous evening of food and drink from over 50 of the best restaurants our city has to offer.

This year's line up included: Bar Cento, L'Albatros/Parallax, Lago Restaurant & Wine Bar, Gusto! Ristorante Italiano, Grotto Wine Bar, Don's Lighthouse/Don's Pomeroy House, Americano, XO Prime Steaks, Pearl of the Orient, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Grovewood Tavern, La Strada, La Dolce Vita, Jekyll's Kitchen, Pickwick & Frolic, Sans Souci, The Melting Pot, Three Birds, Henry's at the Barn and much much more!

My favorite dishes of the night were Don's signature jumbo lump crab cakes, caramelized scallops served over butternut squash puree with candied pecans with a brown vanilla butter sauce from Corleone's Ristorante & Bar, and warm grilled ciabatta bread with goat cheese, honey and a small sliver of fresh orange from Orlando Baking Company (a surprise favorite, but definatelty worthy of a top three spot). I loved the Orlando dish, and it is something simple that anyone could do at home (which I plan on doing!).

This event benefits Harvest for Hunger, and is really one of Cleveland's best food events that shouldn't be missed! For more inforamtion, including photos from the 2009 event, visit