Spice Acres Announces Lineup for 2015 Plated Landscape Dinners



It’s officially the first day of Spring, and while that means many things to many people, for the folks at Spice of Life, it’s the day they announce the lineup for their beloved Plated Landscape Dinners.

Now in its eighth season, the farm-based feasts have become some of the most highly anticipated culinary events of the season.

Farm-to-table in the most literal and immediate sense, the dinners are set on farms, include intimate farm tours, and are built around creative menus crafted from fresh, just-picked ingredients. Cocktails, live music and picturesque settings round out these truly special experiences.

For this latest season, chef and founder Ben Bebenroth has announced some interesting changes. The largest being a major switch in format, away from the more formal five-course menu and to a free-flowing progressive dining format. Of course, this year’s lineup will include dinners at a brand new farm: Spice Acres, Ben and wife Jackie’s very own patch of the Cuyahoga Valley.

Here’s the lineup:

Spice Acres
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Hog Roast and Early Summer Harvest Dinner
Thursday, June 25th

Greenfield Berry Farm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Blueberry Dinner
Thursday, July 23rd

Spice Acres
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Chanterelle and Summer Forage Vegetarian Dinner
Thursday, August 6th

Quarry Hill Orchards
Berlin Heights
Apple Dinner
Apples, tractor rides, and hard cider
Thursday, Sept. 24th

Killbuck Valley Mushroom Farm
Mushroom Dinner
Pre-dinner mushroom foraging
Sunday, Sept. 27th

Spice Acres
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Goat Roast and Fall Harvest Dinner
Thursday, October 15th

Seats are limited to 50 to 80 spots depending on the location. These events always sell out quickly. They are $150 per person ($125 for F&B professionals), and include a multi-course meal paired with wine. Call 216-432-9090 to reserve your spot.

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