Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Monday night brought out the bigwigs in the Cleveland culinary scene for the Slow Foods Bastille Day Celebration. We had chefs, an iron chef, the coolest kids ever, and a very nice jackass:

Sawyer

My Chef, Matt Harlan, Rocco Whalen, & Steve Schimoler

Symon & Steve

Steve Schimoler & Mike Symon (Mike, sorry about the pic, it was the only one and I couldn't not include you:)

Sawyer Family

The Widow Family in all our golden glory.

Ryan Dunn

Randoms + Ryan Dunn (of Jackass fame & fortune)

The food was on point and super yum and the entire event raised tons of cashola for the upcoming Terra Madre Conference in Turin, Italy.

Jon Food

Roasted Kid Goat w/ bacon & quail egg

Jon Food 1

Coppa

Events like the one on Monday should happen WAY more frequently in Cleveland. Getting all the cefs together in support of something shows such a camaraderie in a very important industry. Believing in each other as equals instead of competition is so important in this little city of ours. Cheers to you boys (& girls)!!

BTW

And to top a great event off, we celebrated the only way you can on Bastille Day!

w/ the Green Fairy!!!!!

AND IF YOU ARE FEELING XTRA LUCKY THERE ARE STILL RAFFLE TIX AVAILABLE TO WIN SOME BAD ASS PRIZES:

  • Trip for two to Turin, Italy for the Slow Food Salone del Gusto
  • Cooking class with the Iron Chef himself, Mr. Michael Symon
  • Dinner cooked by the Terra Madre Chefs (including my man)
  • & More!!!

Email hotcookLG@roadrunner.com for more info or to buy some tix!!!!!