Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Chefs Unbridled Preview

Chefs Unbridled on Saturday, September 16th at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club Polo Field is Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s primary annual benefit to raise funds for the programs for people with special needs.  Cleveland’s top chefs, led by Scott Kuhn and Chris Hodgson, will prepare a unique tasting dinner under a beautifully decorated tent filled with live music and incredible food. The evening will also include a bourbon tasting bar, horse-drawn carriage rides, a wine pull and an auction.
Mr. H and I have had the pleasure of attending for several years now, and besides the fantastic chef lineup each year, something else that stands out is the gorgeous setting.
New for 2017, attendees will enjoy the artistry of Natasha Nagawiecki, sponsored by Wahl Professional, as she creates a special scene on a horse during a live clipping demonstration. Every time this event incorporates one of the organization's majestic horses, I get excited!

You'll also want to learn about the Golden Ticket. A limited number of “Golden Tickets” are available to purchase ($100 each) for a chance to win a five-course meal prepared exclusively by chefs Kuhn and Hodgson. The dinner includes wine, service and cleanup for 20 guests right in the winner’s home. To purchase (by Sept. 14), contact Maureen Foster at mfoster@fieldstonefarmtrc.com or 440-708-0013 x123. Golden Tickets will NOT be sold at the event. You have a chance to support the organization and win a fabulous prize, without even attending the event.

But, if you do attend the event, you can expect great food from this year's chef lineup:

· Demetrios Atheneos of BOLD Food and Drink, Forage Public House and The Oak Barrel (Cleveland)
· Adam Bostwick of Graffiti: A Social Kitchen and Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen (Cleveland)
· William Burke of The Smith Restaurant (Burton)
· Chris Hodgson and Scott Kuhn of The Driftwood Group
· Jimmy Linhart and Pablo César Montiel of Lemon Falls Café  (Chagrin Falls)
· Brittany Logan of Rocky River Wine Bar  (Rocky River)
· Michael Symon Restaurants: Mabel’s BBQ (Cleveland)
· Matthew Mize of Abo’s Grill (Lyndhurst)
· Robert Records of Cedar Creek Grille (Beachwood)
· Roland Schlaf of Market (Rocky River)
Tickets for Chefs Unbridled begin at $140, and include a tax-deductible donation to Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. Reservations for Chefs Unbridled can be made before Sept. 1; however seating is limited and the event sells out quickly each year. For tickets and details, visit www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com or contact Maureen Foster at 440-708-0013, ext. 123 or mfoster@fieldstonefarmtrc.com.

Disclosure: I was provided with two tickets to the event in exchange for a preview and post-event blog posts. All opinions are 100% my own. All images provided by Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.