Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Warrior

I don't know about you, but I'm not quite sure where my weekend went. It flew right by, and we'll be busy tonight at Taste of the Browns too! On Friday, I attended a Pampered Chef party at a friend's house. My first. This is what my 32 year-old life has come to. Tupperware on a Friday night. Exciting times. But, I'm looking forward to my goods arriving!

Saturday evening brought Chefs Unbridled to benefit the Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club Polo Field. It's one food event that I attend that feels unique and special, being all dressed up in a big, fancy tent on the polo field.
The Driftwood Catering Group headlines the event, and each of their food stations hit it out of the park. From truffle Wellington, lobster with corn risotto, and short ribs...the food was some of our favorites of the evening.
I also enjoyed the dishes from Toast, Flour, and Market Wine Bar.

Their fund-the-mission donation appeal and the live auction were very exciting to watch. The crowd donated more than $26,000 to the appeal, and two gentlemen each bid $12,000 for a catered private party in their homes for 20 guests from the Driftwood Group and John Owens Group. The best part of the fund-the-mission was seeing an actual horse from the therapeutic center. The gorgeous animal was led into the tent, and it certainly made an impact. This center is helping hundreds of community members with varying disabilities get into the saddle and enjoy a new skill. It's a unique cause, and a unique night to benefit it.

Sunday was weird. This was the first time in 8 years that I haven't had a beer or Bloody Mary in hand down in some dirty parking lot tailgating for the Browns home opener. We just weren't feeling it this year. The end of an era? 

Disclosure: I was provided with two tickets to Chefs Unbridled. All opinions stated are 100% my own.


bonnjill said...

What did you order? I use the garlic press and mini food chopper all the time.

Bite Buff said...

Jill- I bought some of the glass storage containers, small nylon spatula, and the measuring spoon set. I used the garlic press and chopper at the party. Very popular!