Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lunch on the Land fundraiser at Turner Farm

More than a Dozen Cincinnati Chefs Participate in Second Annual Lunch on the Land

Findlay Market Corporation Hosts Fundraiser on Turner Farm

(Cincinnati, Ohio) August 19, 2010 – Jean-Robert de Cavel will lead more than a dozen Cincinnati chefs in preparing a five-course gourmet meal on Turner Farm in Indian Hill at the second annual Lunch on the Land to benefit Findlay Market. This year’s event is being held on September 19th and starts with a tour of Turner Farm, an organically certified farm in Indian Hill that will provide some of the ingredients for the meal.

Guests will be seated at one long table under a tent in a scenic field on the farm and each course will be paired with wine courtesy of The Party Source. Each guest will receive a specially designed, limited edition Rookwood Pottery plate to commemorate the 2010 Lunch on the Land.

The Chefs participating in the event include:
Jean-Robert de Cavel, Jean-Robert’s Table
Joanne Drilling, Murphin Ridge Inn
Julie Francis, Nectar
Summer Genetti, The Palace
Meg Galvin, Midwest Culinary Institute
Owen Maass, Cumin
De Stewart, Herbs & Spice
Debbie Spangler, Yummy~issimmo
Matt Madison, Madisono’s Gelato
Lisa Kagan, Melt
Renee Schuler, Eat Well
Jean Philippe Solnom, Chocolatier
Victor Brown
Rita Heikenfeld…and more

“Last year’s event was such a success, we’re excited to build on it in 2010 with so many well known local chefs,” said Karen Kahle, Resource Development Director at the Corporation for Findlay Market. “This is the Market’s largest fundraiser and we’re thrilled that all the chefs are participating to support locally grown and sourced products available at Findlay Market.”

The menu and chefs will be led by Jean-Robert de Cavel. He says, “I’m a big fan of Findlay Market. When I came to Cincinnati, it was one of the first places I visited.”

The event is limited to 130 guests and costs $175 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling 513.665.4839 or online at www.findlaymarket.org by clicking Donate > Payment Reason > Lunch on the Land. Proceeds from the event benefit the Findlay Market Fund.

The idea of eating local food has caught on so much that there’s even a word for it: “locavore” – someone who tries to eat only food grown locally. And the evidence in our community is everywhere. From the growing number of farmers markets to community gardens to food blogs to local restaurant menus, there is a surge of interest in food grown and processed locally.

All the details for the event are available at http://www.findlaymarket.org/LOTL/. Event sponsors are: The Party Source, Cincinnati Magazine, Rookwood Pottery, EQ, McHale’s Hospitality Group, Worldwide Graphics, Greenacres, Blue Frog Promotions, Edible Ohio Valley and Ohio Proud.

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