Apron Gala

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
I had such a fun time the other night with new friends. James invited me to the Apron Gala at The North Market in the Arena District of Columbus. It is a charity event that benefits the North Market. We looked through the silent auction items and enjoyed seeing people in specially-designed aprons.

The tickets included all-you-can-eat of the inventive food items from dozens of vendors and a nice selection of beer and wine.

Some of the things we tried (and I loved):

Charcuterie Platter, Specialty Cured Meats, Pate, Sausages, Cornichons and Fruit Preserves from Best of the Wurst

Shrimp Cocktail, Oyster Bar, Smoked Salmon from The Fish Guys (Amazing oysters on the half shell.)

Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche Cups from Clever Crow Pizza (I absolutely adore really good smoked salmon.)

Signature Cassoulet from North Market Poultry and Game (This dish made me long for Paris. My grandmother and I shared this dish at a lovely little restaurant.)

...and dessert:

Signature Buckeyes from Expressly Market Bakery and Bistro (To. Die. For.)

Chocolate Hazelnut Mini with Juniper from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Above is a side picture of Jeni (the owner of Jeni Splendid Ice Cream)

Make Your Own S'mores from Omega Artisan Baking (James took one for the team and grilled the marshmallow for us.)

Attendees also received bamboo toast tongs from North Market Cookware and a reusable shopping bag from The Source by Wasserstrom. Swag!

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