Findlay Market fundraiser promises plenty of pairings


The party at Findlay Market, 2015

The party at Findlay Market, 2015

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., OTR

What happens when the city’s top chefs, mixologists and brewers pair up with the chefs and merchants of Findlay Market?

The result is Eat Local for the Globe, the annual fundraiser hosted by the Corporation for Findlay Market.

Guests will be invited to try samples from more than 15 tasting stations, with dishes that reflect the many butchers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, bakers, dessert makers, farmers and food artisans found in the city. Every dish will have a local beer, wine or craft cocktail pairing.

The line-up of chef/merchant collaborations includes:

Jean-Robert de Cavel, Jean-Robert’s Table, with Mike Luken, Luken’s Poultry, Fish & Seafood

Julie Francis, Nectar, with Kate Zaidan, Dean’s Mediterranean Imports

Todd Kelly, Orchid’s, with Bob Lillis, Eckerlin Meats

Steven Shockley, Anchor, with Colonel De, Colonel De Herbs and Spices

Stephen Williams, Bouquet, with Bryan Madison, Madison’s

Hideki Harada, Kaze, with Duy Nguyen, Pho Lang Thang

Brad Bernstein and Andrew Mersmann, Red Feather Kitchen, with Jody Miller, Bouchard’s Pasta

Paul Alford, O-Pie-O, with Debbie Gannaway, Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen

Suzanne Church, Metropole, with Paul Picton, Maverick Chocolate Co.

Nathan Sheatzley, The Palace Restaurant, with Melissa Englehart, Em’s Sourdough Bread

Jenn De Marco and Jordan Aversman, Fab Ferments, with Matt Madison, Madisono’s Gelato

Jeanette Werle, Cake Rack Bakery, with Mark Whitworth, Mama Made It

Daniel Victor Brown, Fresh Table, with Sarah Dworak, Babushka Pierogie

Additional tasting stations feature:

Mixologist Molly Wellmann greets a guest at the 2015 event.

Mixologist Molly Wellmann greets a guest at the 2015 event.

Kathleen and Jerry Kern, Churchill’s Fine Teas

Elias Leisring and Dana Adkins, Eli’s BBQ

Sean Pater, Taste of Belgium

Dave Taylor, Ruby’s

The evening also will include live music and a silent auction. Bidding items include a pedal wagon cruise for up to 15 people, FC Cincinnati tickets, annual RedBike passes and more.

Eat Local for the Globe tickets are $75. Proceeds will help support Findlay Market’s entrepreneurship programs, local food initiatives and beautification at and around the market.

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