First up this month was Market at the Food Bank to raise money for Harvest for Hunger. For the third year in a row this event was held in the massive Greater Cleveland Food Bank on South Waterloo Rd. The space that is usually used to sort and distribute food for over 700 programs in 6 counties was transformed into a wandering feast of food, beverages, raffle and incredible silent auction items.
|the band warming up / market at the food bank wine glasses / the husband with quite the popular local Jeopardy! contestant|
Anna in the Raw
tomato compressed watermelon w/ kalamata dust & feta
chilled local pea soup w/ creme fraiche, lemon oil
Pearl of the Orient
strip steak sauteed w/ carrots, celery, scallion in a hoisan garlic sauce
Pickwick & Frolic
manchego risotto cake w/ smoked tomato sauce
hand-dipped dark chocolate caramels
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
ohio city pasta w/ roasted root vegetables, almonds, goat cheese & brown butter
There were a ton (not kidding) of desserts this year but Melt Bar & Grilled killed it with a twist on the childhood favorite, Rice Krispy Treats. In lieu of Rice Krispies they made marshmallow cereal kabobs using Cap'n Crunch, Fruit Loops and Cocoa Puffs. Well played.
|"There's a baby in there!" for a little while longer at least / the incomparable Anna in the Raw |
color coordinating with Miss Leah
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided nearly 39 million meals in 2013 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland & Richland Counties.
Market at the Food Bank is the signature fundraising event of the GCFB's annual Harvest for Hunger campaign, a community-wide food and funds drive and effort of four area food banks.
::I received two tickets to this event c/o the Greater Cleveland Food Bank via Clue into Cleveland. As always, all musings are my own::