Monday, July 15, 2013

July 2013 Events

Hi all! Well, I've been away for a last-minute trip to Upstate NY to visit my family. I spent six glorious days on Lake Ontario, and I'm not quite ready to get back to the "real world" yet. More on my vacation later, including a fun dining excursion. So, for now, I'll indulge you with a few upcoming events that might tickle your palate.

Wednesday, July 17th- Cleveland Clinic’s Community Farmers Market Program, hosted in conjunction with North Union Farmers Markets, welcomes Zack Bruell, chef and restaurateur of five Cleveland restaurants, to demonstrate live-cooking and food sampling using locally grown produce, purchased at the market.  Chef Bruell has created an original menu for the event including Farmers Market Gazpacho, and Chilled Pasta Primavera with Pesto. Anyone, and everyone is invited to attend! Join them for lunch and live music at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (downtown) -- Crile Mall -- near E. 100th Street, between Euclid and Carnegie Avenues. Chef Bruell will tour the market, picking up last minute items needed for cooking beginning at 10:30 a.m.  He is expected to begin his demonstration around noon.

Tuesday, July 23rd- Grovewood Tavern: Ultimate Cocktail Party. Twists on classic cocktails paired with a delightfully seasonal tasting menu - just in time for your next shindig! $48 per person. 6:30PM. RSVP.

Tuesday, July 30th- Pier W Hosts Dreyfus Ashby & Co. Wine Dinner. 6:00PM. The restaurant's Wines of the World event will feature several wines expertly paired with dishes created by Pier W’s renowned Chef Regan Reik. Kliment Stevoff, the restaurant’s Level II sommelier and Dreyfus Ashby & Co. Regional Manager Todd Pederson will guide guests through the four-course food and wine pairing. Guests can expect an intimate, tutored event with a promise to leave satisfied and educated. The dinner will feature Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Barolo and Moscatel Oro wines paired with Clams, Lobsters, Crab, Scallops, Wild Mackerel and Poached Pear. The event is part of the restaurant’s ongoing commitment to culinary education and its quarterly wine dinner series. The Wines of the World dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. For required reservations call 216-228-2250.

Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the farmers market cooking demo, and the Pier W wine dinner. I received no compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.