Heights Culinary Heritage Show at Council Gardens on June 24
Council Gardens willl host the first-ever Heights Culinary Heritage Show, on June 24, at 2501 North Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. The free, festive gathering for adults in the community will begin at 5:00 p.m., and is supported by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
The evening will include free refreshments, ethnic music and dancing, tours of Council Gardens and the recent improvements financed by a $1.6 million Federal Green Retrofit Program Grant. There also will be tours of the organic produce gardens and an ethnic food recipe contest.
Judges for the contest will include Michael Bloom, artistic director of the Cleveland Play House; Tom Fello of Tommy’s; Doug Katz of fire food & drink; Mark and Ruth Levine of Bistro 185; Steven Pincus of Pincus Bakery; Burt Saltzman of Dave’s Supermarkets; Ricardo Sandoval of Felice and Fat Cats; Alex Schneider of Restaurant Europa; Raj Singh of Taste; and Laura Taxel, journalist and author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats.
Council Gardens (www.councilgardens.org) is a cluster of garden apartments on North Taylor Road, just north of Mayfield Road. It was established in 1963 by National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland Section, and offers affordable independent housing for people of all backgrounds, age 62 and over, and for mobility-impaired adults of any age.
Barbara Mervine is the CEO of Council Gardens, Debbie Hoffmann is the board chair, and co-chairs of the event are Becky Chesler and Linda Friedman.
Tickets must be reserved in advance. Space is limited, and free valet parking is available. For information and to reserve free tickets, call 216-630-7740.
Hyla Winston is a freelance communications consultant and is on the board of trustees of Council Gardens.