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Valentine’s Day Dinner (Saturday)

February 15 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Love is…

A romantic dinner at The Culinary Vegetable Institute.

Dine in an intimate setting, at a cozy candle-lit table for two, in front of our roaring fireplace.

Enjoy an quiet conversation, while dining on a delectable menu, prepared by The Culinary Vegetable Institute team.

Live music will be provided by our friends the Firelands Trio.


Picnic on the Table

Red check. Grass. Bubbles and bubbles. Bread. Goat cheese. Woven basket.

Dried cherry/fig jam. Viola jelly. Honey. Cheeses. Charcuterie. Buckwheat crackers. Grapes. Strawberry. Flowers.

Course Two: Butterflies are flowers that fly and all but sting

Freeze dried peas. Pineapple vinegar. Dried flowers. Feuille de brick. Landscape. Tendrils.

Course Three: As the waters cover the sea, so your love covers me.

Cioppino. Lobster. Trout. Mussels. Tomato fennel broth. Fennel oil. Dill bloom. Blue corn meal.

Course Four: Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

Three day prime short rib. Potato. Sweet potato. Carrot. Beet. Spinach. Sun choke. Dry aged beef fat.

Dessert: Balance is not something we find, it’s something we create. 

Bitter sweet tarts. Jasmine steeped guanaja ganache. Lemon curd. Feuallittine streusel. Passion fruit puree. Don and Angies Paw Paw sorbet.

Ticket and Information:

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.

Dinner: $175.00 per person.  Hospitality is included in price; no gratuities will be accepted.

We have stopped taking online reservations for this event. Please call 419-499-7500 to add your name to the list.

Wine pairings will be suggested, and full bar available: priced accordingly.

Payment is processed prior to the event. All additional charges that are added that evening will be added to your account and receipts will be emailed to you.

The Eric Everett Jazz “Firelands Trio” 

Eric Everett has nearly four decades of drumming experience, studying privately at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory with Dr. George Kiteley, performing in Case Western Reserve University’s small group Jazz and Big Band ensembles under Paul Ferguson. At CWRU, he participated in the Tri-C Jazz Fest and was also a member of two popular Cleveland 90’s bands, Public Library and Five Minutes Fast. Eric leads “Eric Everett Jazz,” a popular Cleveland jazz & R&B band, as well as the “EEJ Firelands Trio” and also has been a backing drummer for jazz vocalists, Leah Natale and Evelyn Wright. Eric is a Huron, Ohio native and has regularly performs at the Culinary Vegetable Institute for special events.

Duncan Crooks is a jazz pianist and composer who has been playing professionally for over 30 years, beginning as a teenager in R&B/Fusion bands in Cleveland, Ohio, and Los Angeles, California. Originally from Cleveland Heights, and a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, Duncan went on to Capital University in Columbus to study music and arranging. While at Capital, Duncan was the winner of the Diversified Music Publishers Award for “Best College-level Composer.” From there, he moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music where he graduated summa cum laude. Over the years, Duncan has continuously played with the finest jazz musicians and vocalists Northeast Ohio has to offer, in addition to touring with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and performing with Kenny Burrell, Nick Brignola, and other luminaries.

Jeff Slater earned his bachelor’s of music in music theory and french horn at Baldwin-Wallace University and did master’s work in classical and jazz music theory at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Truman State University. Jeff plays both electric and upright bass and is well versed in all styles of jazz, R&B, rock, and world music.

Eric Everett Jazz: https://www.facebook.com/EricEverettJazz/
Bop Stop: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar/2020/01/26/eej-firelands-quartet-bop-stop

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies: All menus at CVI are thoughtfully customized for each event and express the inspiration of the farm at a given moment. As such, they are subject to change, and alternative ingredients are generally not readily available. If anyone in your party has any serious dietary restrictions and/or allergies, please notify us within 48 hours of the event so we may properly accommodate with appropriate consideration of substitutions or omissions. Consuming raw or under cooked meats, dairy, vegetables, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

While vegetables are the focus at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, we do include a variety of animal proteins in most of our menus. We believe fully showcasing our vegetables includes pairing them with a vast array of complementary foods. If you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet (or have other dietary requirements), we will be happy to accommodate your needs, but request that you please notify us no less than 72 hours prior to your event in order to prepare for those adjustments. 

Dress Code: The dress code is casual at all of our events unless otherwise noted; we dress as if we are entertaining friends in our home.  Please note that the drive and parking lot are unpaved so may be dusty in dry weather or muddy in inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy: We request that you cancel at least 14 days before a scheduled event. This gives us the opportunity to fill the event. You may email marketing@culinaryvegetableinstitute.com or by phone 419-499-7500 ext. 402 for a full refund. Cancellations made within 7-13 days will incur in a 50% loss of the purchase amount. Cancellations made within 6 days of the event will incur a 100% loss of payment.

Hospitality Included:  Ticket prices include the dinner experience, service and sales tax. Our team will not accept gratuities and no service charges will be added to your bill.

Payment is processed at the time of your reservation. By creating an account with the purchase of your ticket, we can apply additional charges of beverages, gift shop items, retail wine, gift certificates or other purchases and email a copy of the receipt to you upon the completion of the evening.

Photography is permitted, and sharing is encouraged. #EventsatCVI

For more information about this event, please contact the CVI at 419-499-7500 or by email at info@culinaryvegetableinstitute.com.


February 15
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM