Space at Dining for the Arts events

We have some remaining spaces open at some of this year’s Dining for the Arts events. Below you’ll find events, dates, and menus. To reserve a place at an event and get details about locations, call the Arts Center at (440) 964-3396. (Please note that some events are small and may only have one or two openings left.)


Art in the Garden
Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m.
$150 per person
Campbell Lily Garden – Acres of lillies in full bloom
Lily Salad, Crusty Bread, White Wine Punch, Iced Tea & Fresh Lemonade
Guided by Judy Campbell, guests will make their own small lily painting.
Seymour Gardens – Japanese Tea House & Dry Garden
Garden Fresh Tomato Soup, Coconut Curry Zucchini Soup, Bruschetta Cheesecake w/ Crostini & Crackers, Watermelon Bourbon Punch
Greg Seymour will demonstrate wood turning in his shop, and guests will take home a turned piece.
Stowell Deck – Relax in the shade of a massive silver maple tree with a view of the woods
Assorted Grilled Shish Kabobs, Risotto, Fruit Salad, Wine, Beer, & Water
Guided by Becca Stowell, guests will create a hand-carved clay tile.
Humphrey/Bacon Pergola by the Pond – finish the evening listening to frogs singing in the pond, and take a lantern-lit walk in the labyrinth or sit by the bonfire.
Peach Dumplings w/ Bourbon Hard Sauce, Baked Custard w/ Raspberry Topping, Ice Wine, Coffee, & Tea
Ralph Bacon will fire up the forge and invite guests to try their hand at hammering hot iron. Guests will receive a gift from the forge to take home.

Flavors of the Middle East: Dinner and a Show at the Ashtabula Arts Center
Saturday, July 21 at 5:45 p.m.
$65 per person – includes both dinner and ticket to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Hummus, Bread, Olives
Tabbouleh Salad
Lamb Shish Kabob w/ Vegetables over Rice, Grape Leaves,
Luban, Baked Kibbe (Lamb w/ Bulgur Wheat & Spices)
Cocktails, Baklava, Coffee, & Lemonade

Beachside Brunch at Lakehouse Inn
Saturday, August 5 at noon
$65 per person
4-5 farm-to-table, small plate courses specifically chosen within season, paired w/ wine, spirits, or aperitifs.

Harvest Dinner: Apple Cider & Timber Frames
Saturday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.
$65 per person
Assorted Appetizers
County-Style Fried Chicken Dinner w/ Mashed Potatoes & All the Fixings
Apple Pie & Cake
Wine, Apple Cider, & Soft Drinks
All guests will receive a bottle of hand-pressed apple cider to take with them.

Oktoberfest: an Evening of Bavarian Tapas with Chef Lisa Delgado
Saturday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
$200 per person
Chapter One – Smoked Trout Plate w/ Horseradish Cream Sauce
Chapter Two – Spaetzle w/ Brown Butter, Lemon, & Herbs,
Seared Magret Duck Breast w/ Foie Gras
Chapter Three – “Wurst” Trio Plate: Wild Boar, Veal, & Knockwurst w/ Apple Mustard, Stone Mustard, & Local Honey Mustard,
Caramelized Onion, & Pretzel Bread
Chapter Four – Palate Cleanser of Lemon Sorbet
Chapter Five – Veal Schnitzel, Pan Fried w/ Housemade Pickled
Cabbage, Wild Mushroom, & Crispy Pork Crackings
Chapter Six – Saurkraut en Backteig: Deep-Fried Saurkraut & Jarlsburg Swiss, Potato Pancake w/ Crème Fraiche & Lingonberry Puree

Fall Dinner at the Winery
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
$125 per person
Assorted Canapés
Grilled Octopus w/ Homegrown Potato,
Celery, & Parsley
Chicken & Duck Gallantine w/ Fig Chutney
Sous Vide Lamb Tenderloin w/ Smoked Eggplant Caviar,
Artichoke, & Roasted Tomatoes
Cast Iron Certified Angus Beef Chuck Steak w/ Braised Oxtail
& Barley Risotto
Warm Plum Clafoutis, Crème Fraiche Sorbet