My friend Christina just sent me this story in USA Today about Seattle chefs leading culinary tours throughout the city. On each tour, the chef will accompany eager participants to the market to shop for the day’s ingredients, then back to the chef’s restaurant for a cooking demo.
If they were offering this tour when we were in Seattle last October, we totally would have signed up. We ate at Crush and of course visited Pike Place Market. Let’s just say we still talk about our fabulous experience and dinner at Crush.
Christina is right, Cleveland should totally offer similar tours. We have all the ingredients needed to make this happen, and it wouldn’t be difficult to execute. I’d happily be among the first to sign up. This would be wonderful for our city and another great way to showcase all the talent and delicious and inventive food that is right here.