Looking Back On Locavore

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Last Friday I had the privilege to attend Locavore, held at Windows on the River. The evening was filled with local food, wine, music and inspiration all lovingly donated with proceeds benefiting the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the MS Society.

Lilly Handmade Chocolates rocked it out (as always) with their Autumn & Winter Bark along with some special treats created for the event. "Say Cheese" was a savory nibble pairing a white chocolate, bleu cheese ganache with apple reduction cider, walnuts and milk chocolate. Figaro is a favorite of mine with black mission figs, port, vanilla bean and roasted cashews enrobed in dark chocolate. I may or may not have filled my purse with extras of these.

Lilia and her lovely husband Todd from Indulgence Cakes were on hand with chocolate baklava and the most delightful carrot cake cupcakes. I ended up grabbing a plate of these for the table and proceeded to eat them all. Do you see a pattern here? "Cannot be trusted around treats" should be tattooed somewhere on my person. Indulgence Cakes prides themselves on creating custom desserts and pairings, so ring them up if you're in the market for something you can't find just anywhere. They will sit down with you and come up with a plan to wow your guests!

Other notable bites included calamari salad from Corleone's, tempura shrimp from Nosh and just about anything from Momocho with their mole sauce.

The wines from Maize Valley were a perfect addition to the food and they had something for everyone.

{image from Why CLE?}

I ate, drank, laughed and teared up as my good friend, Charlene, introduced this years Individual of Inspiration award to her long-time best friend, Adam Riedy.

left-Charlene & Adam {image from Life in the CLE}
right-The ghost of Mark Zinni running interference...

There were raffle prizes and a silent auction along with a Blind Wine Pull. I think Kelly Ann and I did pretty well on our pulls.

It was a fun night filled with even more shenanigans than usual thanks to one fantastic emcee - Mark Zinni. I'll be putting Locavore on my calendar for next year!

me, Monina, Mark, Kelly Ann & Charlene

Tabitha, Jen & me

::Disclosure - I was provided one ticket to this event c/o the MS Society in return for promotion. I had so much fun I will definitely be purchasing a ticket next year!::

1 comment

Rachael said...

omg...do not let me near those desserts! holy moses! love your dress and cute belt :)

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