Les Dames D'Escoffier International | Cleveland SummerDine Fundraiser  

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Events | SummerDine 2019

SummerDineSummerDine Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 6:00pm

Location: Various restaurants across CLE

Participating restaurants across the city offer a special dining experience for 2 to 10 guests. All proceeds go to our grants and scholarships fund. The event is open to the public!

Cost: $80 per ticket– Gratuity not included.
Please tip your servers based on ticket cost.


Sale closes at 12pm Tues. Aug. 20

No refunds

Fundraiser Details:
The Cleveland Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, which represents women in the food-service industry, is hosting a citywide culinary celebration and fundraiser. It’s one big CLE dinner party – and we would like you to be part of it! “SummerDine” restaurants donate one table for two to ten diners for dinner on the same night, at the same time, in a unique location in their establishment. You get a very special dinner and the opportunity to dine with other CLE foodies while supporting a wonderful cause! All proceeds go to our culinary grants and scholarships, enriching our Cleveland food community.

Meet this year's scholarship winner, Melissa Holden, and this year's grant winner, Cleveland Roots!

Additional past beneficiaries include the “Take Charge and Learn Food” program at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market; the Case Western Reserve University farm; Veggie U; the Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market Jr. Chef Program, and the Tremont Urban Learning Garden.


2019 Participating Restaurants



Alley Cat Oyster Bar Alley Cat Oyster Bar


Alley Cat Oyster Bar – 4 SEATS – SOLD OUT
An award winning Zack Bruell Restaurant
Alley Cat, a waterfront Oyster bar in the Flats East Bank entertainment district, features open spaces, expansive views of the Cuyahoga River and seasonal open-air dining. Alley Cat, features the cuisine of a traditional shore restaurant with mainstays like oysters, mussels, clams, lobster and fresh fish alongside, chicken, steak, chowders, soups and salads.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Road • Cleveland, OH 44113
216-574-9999 | www.alleycatoysterbar.com


DANTE Restaurant

DANTE Restaurant – 2 SEATS – SOLD OUT
Enjoy a 5 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing for 2 Guests at our Chef’s Table.
Michelin Starred Chef Dante Boccuzzi’s eponymous Modern American restaurant is a celebrated destination reflecting his international influences. A creative, seasonal experience with extensive winelist and craft cocktail selection.

DANTE Restaurant
2247 Professor Ave • Cleveland, Ohio / Tremont
(216) 274-1200 | danteboccuzzi.com



Enjoy a 5 Course Tasting Menu, served family style in the German tradition, with Beer Pairings.
Der Braumeister proudly connects with local vendors and farms to bring a Munich palate home to Cleveland, one quality dish and stein at a time. Prost!

Five Courses with Beer Pairings

First: Hunters Barley Soup: porcini and button mushrooms, beef stock, dry riesling, pearl barley
Paired with Pilsner

Second: Cod Cakes: sustainable cod, potato, pickled strawberries, creamy horseradish dill
Paired with Doppelbock

Third: Carrot Salad: local green, carrots, creamy caraway dressing
Paired with Saison

Fourth: Chicken Schnitzel Fondue: panko crusted chicken breast, drizzled in emmental fondue, topped with fried capers, served with grilled zucchini planks
Paired with Blonde Ale

Fifth: Cream Puff: Chocolate ganache, puff pastry, custard
Paired with Dark Fruit Ale

13046 Lorain Avenue | Cleveland OH 44111
(216) 671-6220 | derbrau.com


Fire Food and DrinkFire Food and Drink pizza


Fire Food and Drink – 2 SEATS – SOLD OUT
Fire Food and Drink would like to invite you to a four course dinner that features the flavors of summer! We are working with our farmers now to bring the brightest and freshest flavors to the table. Additionally, Fire will expertly pair 2 glasses of wine to compliment your meal.

Fire Food and Drink
13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

(216) 921-3473 | firefoodanddrink.com


The Flying Fig – 6 SEATS
Enjoy a tasting dinner of seasonal foods from our farmers’ fields and orchards. The Flying Fig is located in the historic neighborhood of Ohio City just outside of downtown Cleveland. Perhaps its most noteworthy attribute, following the delicious locally-sourced meals, is its atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its warm service and neighborhood-friendly environment. The Fig has become a place for folks to gather and come together over food and community. Staples of the impressive menu include seasonal meat and plant-based shareables and large plates, as well as an expansive and evolving wine and cocktail menu.

The Flying Fig
2523 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 241-4243 | www.theflyingfig.com


La Campagna La Campagna


La Campagna – 8 SEATS
An Italian Family Restaurant from the Puglia Region, our story is like many Italo Americans brought together via tradition, laughter, family and food. Carmella Fragassi always serves up an amazing, authentic Italian feast. You are in for a treat at La Campagna. Buon appetito!

La Campagna
27337 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio
(440) 871-1771 | La Campagna on facebook


Luxe Kitchen & Lounge Luxe Kitchen & Lounge


Luxe Kitchen & Lounge – 6 SEATS
Luxe is a Mediterranean-Italian bistro that strives to create a well-rounded menu that is current yet approachable. Our staff is committed to a high level of service without pretense creating a luxurious vibe for food, music, and friends to come together. We serve hand crafted cocktails with all fresh ingredients. We are dedicated to the recycle — reuse — repurpose ethos evident in the eclectic aesthetic of our restaurant.

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Avenue • Cleveland, OH 44102
216-920-0600 | luxecleveland.com

Innovative, hip, and exciting Ohio City restaurant highlighting modern Mexican cuisine with dishes that incorporate a modern flair with unique twists.



Goat Cheese + Fire Roasted Poblano Croquetta | Salsa Chiltomate



Cucumber Aguachile | Chile-Lime Butter Poached Shrimp | Black Ant Salt



Chicken Pechuga | Creamy Corn Grits | Toasted Corn | Popcorn Shoots Blackberry Chamoy Margarita



Avocado Ice Cream

1835 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 694-2122 | www.momocho.com




Michaelangelo’s – 8 SEATS

Exquisite Italian cuisine prepared by award-winning Executive Chef, Michael Annandono, served Italian style in our classic yet contemporary dining room. Fine dining in a casual environment in Cleveland's Little Italy.

2198 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-0300 | www.mangelos.com


Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum BarPaladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar


Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar – 6 SEATS – SOLD OUT
Enjoy a special tasting menu featuring the bold, fresh flavors of Latin America, served family style. Each course will be paired with a 1 oz. rum taste served in a special Paladar tasting glass – yours to take home as a gift to remember the night.

MENU: Each course will be paired with a 1 oz. rum taste

  • Grilled Corn & Chipotle Honey Guacamole (for the table)
  • Amuse Bouche: Wild Corvina & Avocado Ceviche
  • Course 1: Brazilian Cheese Bread, Pastor Jackfruit Tostones, & Braised Beef Ropa Vieja
  • Course 2: Crispy Pork Shank, Grilled Skirt Steak Churrasco, Slow Smoked Pulled Chicken
  • Course 3: Rum Butterscotch Bread Pudding, Vanilla Lime Donuts, Tres Leches Cake
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
28601 Chagrin Blvd #900, Woodmere, OH 44122
(216) 896-9020 | paladarlatinkitchen.com


Spice Kitchen + BarSpice Kitchen + Bar


Spice Kitchen + Bar invites 10 guests to enjoy enjoy our Whole Beast Feast at our award-winning farm to table restaurant.



served in three courses, family style

Welcoming Cocktail


Spice Acres Mixed Greens
sherry vinaigrette, Yellow House blue cheese,
shaved Quarry Hills apples
Whole Roasted Suckling Pig*
carved tableside

roasted fingerling potatoes
seasonal vegetables
mustard cream sauce
ginger pork jus
Housemade Pie
seasonal selection from our pastry team
served with vanilla bean whipped cream

Spice Kitchen + Bar
5800 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 961-9637 | spicekitchenandbar.com


Vaccaro’s TrattoriaVaccaro’s Trattoria


Trattoria Vaccaro – 10 SEATS
Raphael Vaccaro invites you to a memorable (and always fun!) dining experience at his family's historic Italian trattoria in Bath (Fairlawn), Ohio. Raphael believes in taking traditional Italian fare to a new level, while embracing the history, flavors, recipes, and traditions that his mother brought from Italy. With a rich passion for wine, he has built an outstanding wine list and regularly hosts wine tasting dinners with renowned winemakers from around the world. You can expect a very special evening at Vaccaro's. Buon appetito!

Trattoria Vaccaro
1000 Ghent Road | Akron, Ohio 44333
(330) 666-6158 | vactrat.com


Sale closes at 12pm Tues. Aug. 20

No refunds

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