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:
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.