Light chef Matt Mathlage will judge this year's cooking competition.
Booze, food, and a chance to watch four local chefs make like Food Network stars are among the highlights of Scene’s 2008 Tasteful Affair
, a June 26 fundraiser for the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland.
More than 25 restaurants and markets will be taking part this year, including Chef’s Choice Meats
, The Saffron Patch
, Hard Rock Café
, Marsha’s Carryout and Catering
, and Fireside Lobster & Chop House
, as well as the crew of chefs-in-training from Chesterland’s ICASI
The highpoint, though, may well be the annual Iron Fork competition. This year’s contest pits chefs Brian Doyle (Good Taste
, in Medina), Jeff Fisher (Touch Supper Club
, in Ohio City), Adam Schmith (Melange
, in Beachwood), and Josh Kabatt (Reddstone
, in Gordon Square) against a clock, a basket of secret ingredients, and each other, to see who can create the most memorable dishes.
Judging the competition will be last year’s winner, Matt Mathlage of Light Bistro
, along with Marianne Frantz of the Cleveland Wine School
, and Loretta Paganini of ICASI.
Meantime, samples of beer, wine, and spirits, along with music from local soul-rock band Winslow, will keep everything groovy and bright.
All of the above will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at Windows on the River (2000 Sycamore St.), on the West Bank of the Flats. Presale tix are $30 each, or four for $100. Tix at the door will set you back $40.
To order, visit clevescene.com
. See you there. --- Elaine T. Cicora
Read Elaine Cicora's restaurant reviews, food news, and comprehensive dining guide on the restaurant page at clevescene.com.