Friday, August 27, 2010

Taste of the Browns

The Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Foodbank are partnering up for the 12th Annual Taste of the Browns event on Monday, September 13th at Browns Stadium from 6-9PM. This event is a football fan's and foodie's dream. The event features 25 of Cleveland's top high-end restaurants, all cooking up a signature dish for guests to enjoy while they mix and mingle with current and former Browns players. Does it get any better than that for our city that loves both our football team and fabulous food from our independent restaurants?

This foodie is drooling over the fantastic menu:
Sans Souci- Provencal Chicken with Farce, Tomato, Gastrique, and Foccacia
Don’s Lighthouse/Don’s Pomeroy House- Baked Crab Cake, Maine Lobster Corn Relish, Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc
Bar Cento- Ohio Sweet Corn Veloute with Black Truffle and Duck Confit
Johnny’s Downtown- Applewood Smoked Veal Short Ribs with Autumn Squash Risotto and Crisp Mushrooms
Sushi Rock- Sushi Rock Surf & Turf: Sushi Maki Roll and Beef Tenderloin Skewer
Crop Bistro- Balsamic Popcorn and Buffalo Popcorn
Fahrenheit- Ultimate Gameday Hotdogs: Mini Kobe Hot Dogs, Ketchup, Mustard, Crisp Cucumbers, Diced Heirloom Tomato, Crunchy Bacon, Soft Rolls, Scallions
Lago Restaurant & Wine Bar/Grotto Wine Bar- Veal Tortellini and Lobster Gnocchi
Momocho- Adobo Braised Wild Boar Tacos with Pickled Jalapeno Mustard
Blue Point Grille- Lobster Bisque
Light Bistro- House-made Chicken Confit with Herb Polenta and Lake Erie Creamery Goat Cheese
Melange- "Dirty Chips": House-made Chips, Sonduel Bleu Cheese Fondue, Tomato, Scallions
Lucky’s CafĂ©- Mac and Cheese with Bacon; Gingerbread Roasted Peach Triffles
Hyde Park Restaurant Group- Slow Roasted Pepper and Herb Crusted Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Au Gratin, Bite-sized Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons with Balsamic Syrup
Zack Bruell Restaurants: Parallax, Table 45, L'Albatros, Chinato- Parallax Sushi Selection; Indian Chicken Tikka Marinated in Yogurt and Spices; Brasserie Chop Salad; Pasticcio with Raddichio
John Q’s Steakhouse- Cognac, Mustard and Peppercorn Crusted and Roasted Tenderloin
Downtown 140- Phyllo Spring Roll with Forest Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Fondue
Three Birds- Creamy Lump Crab Salad with Chipotle Spiced Corn Bread

The best part about this event is that all proceeds benefit the Foodbank, which provides food and support to over 600 local hunger programs in Northeast Ohio. For every $1 donated to the Cleveland Foodbank, it can provide 4 meals in a hunger center. So for the $150 Taste of the Browns ticket price, that's 600 MEALS! You get to enjoy amazing food prepared by our area's best chefs, meet Browns celebrities, listen to live music, win fantastic auction and raffle packages...and provide meals to those in need. It's a great event, and one that you shouldn't miss.

For more information, visit Hope to see you there!