Friday, September 23, 2016

Event Recap: Chefs Unbridled 2016

Mr. H and I also attended another event this past week. We headed out to the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club Polo Field in Gates Mills for the annual Chefs Unbridled to benefit the Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.

The setting of this event is always a memorable one, under a gorgeous tent with grassy floors and stunning lighting.
We lucked out, and were seated right next to one of my favorite guys...chef Adam Bostwick of Graffiti: A Social Kitchen and Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen. We had fun watching him finish off the meat outside.
Their station was featuring a build-your-own slider, with all sorts of interesting housemade pickled items, sauces, and slaws.
Another highlight was the lamb dish from chef Jim Blevins of Butcher and the Brewer. They were pulling and grilling housemade naan right there at the station. So good!
In addition to the chef stations inside of the tent, attendees also got to sample dishes from the Driftwood Catering food truck and dessert at a cupcake food truck. We headed out there in between the sprinkles that evening.
The event raised funds and awareness for the riding center, which serves students of all ages with a variety of special needs and provides much-needed therapy. We were welcomed this year by students and two miniature horses at the entrance, a wonderful addition to the event that highlights their important mission. Guests also enjoyed live music, a silent and live auction, a new wine pull, travel packages, and the opportunity to donate through the fund-the-mission. I'm continually impressed by how generous and dedicated the attendees are at this event. It's always a nice evening out, and this year's event did not disappoint!

Disclosure: I was provided with two tickets to this event in exchange for two blog posts. All opinions are 100% my own.