published Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Chair-ries Jubilee a feast of visual, culinary art

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    Cathy Boettner, a member of the Chair-ries Jubilee committee, created this chair using two denim dresses and a little wood oil soap.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

PARTICIPATING CATERERS

Cafe Roma: Chef Shannon Ritzhaupt returns with traditional Italian antipasto, which includes balsamic mushrooms, broccoli and garlic, caprese, marinated red onions and olives.

The Catering Connection: Brandi Owens will offer turkey/cranberry phyllo cups and various appetizers.

CBC-Cleveland: The Chattanooga Billiard Club of Cleveland will create its flagship sandwich, the Burns Tobacconist Cuban, featuring marinated jerk pork, slow roasted and shaved, on a French baguette with smoked ham, melted Swiss cheese, spicy mustard and dill pickles.

Cleveland Country Club: The carving station will offer pork tenderloin, rolls and fruit, along with an assortment of the club's signature cheesecake bites.

Impressions Catering: Greg Hicks will create a nouveau taco station, including Thai shrimp with sweet chili, flank steak with chimichurri, jerked chicken with citrus mustard and vegetables.

Pam's Florist and Catering: Pam Mathews will serve cake and punch.

Ray's Catering: This station will feature shrimp.

Romaine on the Go: The menu will feature homemade fried tortilla chips and mango salsa, guacamole and Mexican vanilla chess bars.

Note: Beverages provided by Cooke's Food Stores, Ooltewah Discount Liquors and Tarver Distributing.

Chair-ries Jubilee, a party that raises funds for arts in education programs, will be held Friday, April 12, at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 East Inman St., in Cleveland, Tenn. The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce presents the annual showcase of visual and culinary arts.

The evening will focus on an auction of artworks, but the culinary creations make Chair-ries Jubilee an event within an event.

"It really is an aspect of Chair-ries Jubilee that is worth the price of admission," says co-chair Beth Gardner.

The theme for the 16th annual event is "3D: Designate, Donate, Decorate," but organizers say there's also an emphasis on "Delectable, Delicious and Delightful" from the caterers, who present their own version of art during the 6 p.m. social hour and silent auction.

"Some of the best chefs and caterers in the region are returning to Chair-ries Jubilee," said Cindy Baker, co-chair for the caterers. "Guests will have an opportunity to taste a variety of delicious foods as they walk among the auction items and bid on their favorite pieces."

Participating are Café Roma, The Catering Connection, CBC-Cleveland, Cleveland Country Club, Impressions Catering, Pam's Florist and Catering, Ray's Catering and Romaine on the Go.

The live auction, featuring David Carroll as auctioneer, is set for 8 p.m.

Tickets, available at the Chamber of Commerce, 225 Keith St., S.W., and The Red Ribbon, 223 East Inman St., are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more information, call 423-472-6587.

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