Four and Twenty Mercantile to host seasonal dinner series

The interior of Four and Twenty Mercantile.

Four and Twenty Mercantile, the retail store at 12433 Cedar Road in the Cedar Fairmount Business District, is launching a series of seasonal dinners, featuring food prepared by prominent local chefs.

The first, called a “mid-summer celebration,” will feature Scandinavian cuisine on June 26. The chef will be Doug Katz, owner of Fire on Shaker Square, Katz Club Diner on Lee Road and Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Four and Twenty was located on Larchmere Boulevard and moved to Cleveland Heights last November. The store sells high-quality vintage furniture, industrial goods, interior specialty items, fine art and beautifully crafted items for travel. In April, it hosted a wine-and-cheese event, which Kim Scholten, one of the owners, said drew dozens of people. Four and Twenty is also planning a Father’s Day event in June.

Scholten said the dinners fit the theme of the store, noting, “Our goal is to create an environment that celebrates quality and hospitality. We wanted to create a space where people could gather for meetings and dinners, have parties, host exhibitions and work on projects both big and small.” Scholten said that she and the other owners, Sean Fagan and Richard Zingale, want to “connect with the community more and provide a location where people can come and cross-pollinate with like-minded individuals.”

The June 26 dinner will offer two appetizers: potato dill tarts, with trout fish roe and crème fraiche, and fennel gougere, with liver mousse and dried cherry syrup.

The first course will feature beets, strawberries and radishes with lemon honey yogurt, shaved fennel and pink-peppercorn lemon-mustard dressing. The second course is slow-roasted salmon with cold asparagus coulis, pickled cucumbers and horseradish sour cream. The third course will be pork and rabbit sausage with herb dumplings, sautéed mushrooms, glazed carrots and mustard sauce.

Blueberry tarts with cardamom streusel and whipped lemon goat cheese will be the dessert offering, and each course will be paired with wine. In addition, beer and a Scandinavian-style cocktail will be served before the dinner.

Four and Twenty is partnering with Kari Moore of FarmShare Ohio. Moore, who lives in Cleveland Heights, sells locally produced artisan cheeses, farm-fresh foods and seasonal specialties. She works with many local chefs and restaurants, and her focus is on using local ingredients. She worked with Four and Twenty on its wine-and-cheese tasting, and she is also working with Katz on the Scandinavian dinner.

The dinner will start around 7 p.m. Tickets are $135 per person and can be purchased by calling the store at 216-802-9100.

James Henke

James Henke, a Cleveland Heights resident, was a writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine for 15 years. He is also the author of several books, including biographies of Jim Morrison, John Lennon and Bob Marley.

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