The Cleveland International Film Festival, which will take place March 22 – April 1, has launched its Film (and other arts) Feasts Series. There are 10 events in total, but two, I think, will be of most interest to you:
Wednesday, November, 9, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
$50 per guest / limit 50 guests
Hosts: Anne Bloomberg and Carla Streep O’Day
Come slurp the night away with us at one of Cleveland’s newest and most popular restaurants – Noodlecat. Join us as Jonathan Sawyer and Amelia Zatik-Sawyer share their inspiration behind their latest restaurant venture, and discuss what it took to open a new restaurant while balancing their time with their wildly successful other restaurant, The Greenhouse Tavern.
WEST SIDE STORY
Wednesday, February, 1, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
$50 per guest / limit 75 guests
Hosts: Carolyn Buller and Nancy Callahan
Help us celebrate the centennial anniversary of one of Cleveland’s most famous and beloved institutions – the West Side Market, Cleveland’s Public Market since 1912. Laura Taxel and Marilou Suszko, writers of “The West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking” (being released Summer 2012), will lead a panel discussion with some of the families that have called the West Side Market their home-away-from-home for generations. Ohio City Incorporated and Market Management will also share a sneak peek at plans for the year-long celebration in 2012.
We’ll meet in the newly renovated lower level of the breathtaking Crop Bistro and Bar at the corner of West 25th and Lorain, and then head across the street to the West Side Market for a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic Cleveland landmark that was named one of the country’s top ten food destinations, as well as “Best Food Lovers’ Market,” by Food Network Magazine.
Don’t miss out on this night at the West Side Market full of fabulous food, sentimental stories, and hometown history that will leave you asking for a second helping.
According to CIFF, Film (and other ARTS) Feasts is a series of events to support the Cleveland International Film Festival. The generous hosts underwrite the costs of their events and all proceeds directly benefit the organization. I’m excited about both of these events, especially the Market. Visit here for information on all the events and to purchase tickets. See you there!