On Aug. 22, two of the city's best new chefs are tying the kitchen twine. But rather than close their intimate spot (and its nearby garden) for their big day and honeymoon, Toast's Joe Horvath and Jennifer Plank have enlisted help. Throughout that week, the Gordon Square Arts District restaurant will feature pop-up menus from local chefs. "I don't think anything like this has ever happened in Cleveland," Plank gushes. "The fact that all of them are rallying around us — there's no better wedding gift." Here's who you'll see in the kitchen.
Aug. 22 & 23
"I always like to use the whole animal," says Lambert. "There's quite a bit of animals around that most people aren't using much, like guinea hens."
"Ours is going to be more of a family-style dinner," says Bostwick, "where we take foods that aren't the most used — things like bologna and Spam — and make it more fun."
"I just plan to take a look at what's looking great at that point and do something based on season availability," says Small. "But we'll definitely get tomatoes somewhere on the menu."
"This is going to be a fun night for me, because I don't get to cook too often anymore," says Hodgson. "It's going to be all the things that I've been waiting to cook for years in one night."
"I like sharing food with the people I'm with," says Vedaa of the 12 to 15 different dishes she will be serving. "That's, I think, how a lot of people like to eat."
"I'm going to incorporate some of my fresh juices for some variety cocktails," says Harouvis, "probably a watermelon margarita with a little jalapeno in it."
"It will have a healthier angle to it," Selick says. "Not steamed broccoli, but just representative of how I like to eat and how I like to promote people to eat here at the hospital."