Friday, May 21, 2010

Calling All Cincinnati Locavores to Eat Local for the Globe

The Corporation for Findlay Market will host the first “Eat Local for the Globe” event at Rookwood Pottery on June 10, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Guests of “Eat Local for the Globe” will enjoy a five course locally sourced meal prepared by Radkey and Miller, wine and live music for $45 per person. The event is limited to 100 guests.

“The Corporation for Findlay Market is focused on encouraging shoppers to buy fresh and local products in addition to building an authentic and vibrant environment for food and food related economic activity and social interaction in the great public space that is Findlay Market,” said Karen Kahle, Resource Development Director at the Corporation for Findlay Market. “Purchasing locally grown products provides a boon to the local economy, ‘Eat Local for the Globe’ is a unique event highlighting the talents of local chefs and ingredients.”

“Eat Local for the Globe” includes an interactive element – Cincinnati locavores are invited to design an appetizer recipe utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The winning recipe will be prepared as an amuse-bouche, a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre, and served at the event. The recipes will be judged by Radkey and Miller and the winner will receive two free tickets, join the chefs on June 10th as they prepare the five course meal and be introduced with the winning dish at the event. All the details for the event and recipe contest are available at

Prior to the five course meal, guests are invited to tour the Globe Building, located on the Western side of Findlay Market on Elm Street, and hear from project architects at City Studios Architecture about plans to redevelop this historic building on the Market Square.

“Eat Local for the Globe” highlights:
• Event hosted by Rookwood Pottery in their new space at 1920 Race Street, a block from Findlay Market
• Five-course meal prepared by Jody Miller of Bouchard’s at Findlay Market and culinary artist Luke Radkey.
• Dessert provided by Findlay Market’s own Dojo Gelato and Taste of Belgium
• Online contest inviting local foodies to design an appetizer for the event using locally sourced ingredients
• Ohio Proud’s state-of-the-art mobile kitchen on-site at the event for use by event chefs
• Exciting wine pairings from regional wineries Kinkead Ridge, Harmony Hill & Equus Run
• Cash bar after dinner and live music by the Sidecars

The schedule is:
5:30 Tours of the Globe Building
6:30 Pre-dinner at the Rookwood building
7:00 First course served
9:00–11:00 Live music featuring The Sidecars and cash bar featuring Christian Moerlein beers and local wines

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.

Eat Local for the Globe will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 5:30-11:00. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online at by clicking Donate > Payment Reason > Eat Local for the Globe Event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Findlay Market Fund.

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