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    "Ripe!" Feast on September 22 Kicks Off Cleveland's RIPE! Fest No. 2

    WHAT: Autumn’s Eve Dinner

    Cleveland Botanical Garden guests will once again dine exceedingly well — and casually — under the September sky at an Autumn’s Eve Dinner on Thursday, September 22. The dinner is a kickoff for the Garden’s RIPE! Fest No 2 — a food and garden festival sponsored by PNC running September 23 – 25 at the Garden in University Circle. (Autumn arrives on September 23.)

    Trading in tuxedos and ball gowns for a place at a long, burlap-clad communal table, guests will feast on a 4-course meal sourced innovatively and locally from Ohio farms as well as the six satellite locations comprising the Garden’s Green Corps urban farms, which are located in six distinct Cleveland neighborhoods. Chefs Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Tony Smoody of Bon Appétit, and Ben Bebenroth of Spice of Life Catering Co., have designed a meal taking full advantage of September’s bounty, including:

    Says Benefit Dinner Committee Chair Margie Biggar, "The lucky guests at last year’s event buzzed for months about this very different kind of benefit. We’re building on last year’s success with another beautiful, informal evening of great local food, family and friends at under the early autumn sky."

    WHEN: Thursday, September 22 6:00 pm

    WHERE: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106


    • Garden Member: $150 per person
    • Non-member: $185 per person
    • 10 seat corporate table: starts at $2,000

    Limited seating. For more information about various patron levels, and to make a reservation please contact Eileen Simmons at 216.721.2862.

    Event held rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable.

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