Category Archives: class

  Day 4 : Gatherings Kitchen, Supper Club

Wow, happy Friday Cleveland. What a winter week we’ve had. The snow, the traffic, the sparkling winter decorations, it’s all just lovely.

Thank you to everyone who have commented on Day 1, 2 & 3 of the holiday giveaway. Your comments and facebook traffic have been a great way to support these local businesses and for that we are thankful….Now, onto today’s goods…

Have you ever been inspired to stay in with a group of friends on a Friday and cook a feast fit for a king, all while picking up some new culinary tips (knife skills perhaps?) while downing your favorite cocktail or vino?

If you answered YES have you heard of Gatherings Kitchen? A professional culinary kitchen located in a charming storefront in Lakewood, this complete gourmet catering operation is the brainchild of Chefs and fellow entrepreneurs, Ruth and Doug.

While their weekends and most weeks are filled withwriting recipes, shopping for the finest ingredients, teaching aspiring chefs-both young & old(er) new techniques, catering intimate dinner parties, corporate lunches, hosting birthday, anniversary and engagement soirees, Ruth and Doug take time every week for an event near and dear to their hearts called “Supper Club.”

Once a week you have the opportunity to gather together with a group of fellow food enthusiasts to work on a common goal, a Friday night meal. The menus are pre-set monthly and focus around the time of the year or what’s in season. You enter the warm dining room, drop your bags and bottles of wine at the door and let the evening unfold. Everyone is introduced, the menu gets presented and then the individual recipes divided up. Once the cooking begins the sound level in the kitchen gets louder and louder, or perhaps that’s because of the BYOB beverages.

After dinner has been prepped, the Chefs send you into the dining room where all of your creations are then served to you in a formal “going out to dinner” manner. No details unturned, so much food you can’t imagine, so much fun learning about new recipes and new people.

For todays giveaway Gatherings Kitchen would like to offer i heart cleveland readers a pair of “Supper Club” passes (valued at $110). So invite your fellow foodie to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning.

To enter please “Like” Gatherings Kitchen on thier Facebook page and tell us why you would like to attend a Supper Club. Are you looking to learn to make pasta? Are french maccaroons something you’ve been hoping to master (that one would be mine)? Do you like the idea of communal cooking? Why would you like to be part of a weekly Supper Club? (please include your email, winner will be drawn Thursday, December 16th)

On a similar food note, please take the time to read my fellow blogger and friend Cleveland Foodies post about the aspiring program called Veggie U. This national orgainzation gives teachers and students the opportunity to educate and learn more about nutrition, agiriculture, farming and the like. There are 157 participating classrooms in Northeast Ohio and we MUST support this continued leaning. Donate today to this intitiative and have the opportunity to win over $2,000 worth of gift cards to area restaurants, just for donating. It’s a win win for everyone. Winner will be drawn December 23rd, please support this effort.

  Day 3 : Inner Bliss Yoga

Hello & Namaste Cleveland.
Another fun day of giveaways here at iheartcleveland!

During the holidays is it hard to make time for “you?” Does your workout, your alone time, meditation and spiritual needs, do they all fall to the side in place of holiday hustle and bustle?

Have you ever tried Yoga? A state of wonderful deep stretching and strength training paired with meditative deep cleansing breathe partnered with a state of peace and well being?

I’ve been practicing for almost ten years and still a beginner I can’t stress enough how yoga brings me joy, keeps me grounded, makes me stronger, brings me peace and stretches every muscle in my body. Sounds good right?

For Day 3 in the 12 Days of Giveaways, Rocky River studio, Inner Bliss Yoga is offering 5 class passes ($60 value) to one VERY lucky reader. This offer is the perfect opportunity to try yoga, to come back to yoga (“return to your breathe”) or perfect your crow, eagle or tree pose.

At Inner Bliss they offer many types of classes, from child and very beginner to powerflow and hot experiences. Their kind welcoming teachers create an environment of acceptance,  vibe of joy and lots of fun. Their studio (located on the second floor at 19537 Lake Road) invites light and warmth into your daily practice. During these chilly Ohio days stepping into the IB studio warms not only your body, but your soul. Check it out!

“Like” Inner Bliss on Facebook and tell us about your thoughts or experience with yoga. (What do you like? Why are you hesitant? What holds you back? What drives you for more?) and enter to win today!

Please include your email, winner will be drawn on Tuesday December 13th. I can’t wait to read your comments on this one.

p.s. my favorite pose? Happy baby for sure! :)

  Miss Manners (11/22)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

  Mojito Making

Every wanted to play “Bartender” for an evening?

The Rumbar Patio Bar & Grill adjacent to the Intercontinental Hotel hosts “Learn to make mojitos” every Friday at 5:30. Kick off your weekend in style with a sweet summer drink under your belt…or in your belly.

The Rumbar transports you away from the city and into your own Caribbean hideaway. This outdoor, seasonal hot spot is the place to be for tropics-inspired music, tapas-inspired spicy small plates and festive cocktails made with a collection of 30 rums. A choice of 10 mojitos awakens the senses with flavours such as mango, cucumber and watermelon.

$25 per person, per class. For directions and reservations visit http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/hotel-features/dining/restaurants/cleveland-suites

  Hobby shopping? (1/16 & 1/25)

As we enter a new year, filled with possibilities it is time to take inventory of your hobbies. Maybe you are looking afor a new creative outlet or in my case trying to pull in the reigns and get focused. Either way hobbies are what make us each unique, interesting and special…what’s your hobby?

I learned of this very interesting art medium a few weeks ago…fabric paiting..and although I am NOT taking on a new hobby, I am SO tempted to take this workshop.

Hosted by Cleveland’s own, Stitch Cleveland (www.stitchcleveland.com) featuring products and techinques by Cedar Canyon Shiva Paintstiks (www.cedarcanyontextiles.com) you will spend the afternoon learning some interesting techniques using artistic oil based paints on various fabrics. With your one-of-a-kind painted masterpiece you could make a tote bag or a new scarf for the winter snow. Once dry, the fabric can be machine washed and dryed. All supplies are included in the $45 class fee. Plan to get dirty, wear your artist smock!

Pre-registration required by calling 216.220.4808. Friday January 16th, 1-4pm or Sunday January 25th, 1-4pm

I hope someone goes and fills me in. Can’t wait to hear about your new hobbies!