The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Cleveland Food Rocks host Chef Jam 2012 at the Rock Hall on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Cleveland’s top chefs will serve up specialties inspired by their favorite band or musician and dress like the rock stars they are featuring. The evening will feature a special performance by Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, fresh from the Bonnaroo music festival. Also performing will be Cream of the Crop, with special guest appearances by the Chef Jam All Stars. This event is presented by Maker’s Mark and sponsored by KeyBank, Collection Auto Group, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Kitchen Aid and Event Source.
Spend an evening sampling culinary delights prepared by the best of the best in Cleveland at nearly 20 different food stations.
Tickets are $65 and on sale now at here and at the Rock Hall Box Office. Each ticket includes samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, as well as Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Rock Hall’s education programs and the Ohio City Farm.
Participating restaurants and dishes include:
"Parkliament-Funkadelic Atomic Dawg"
"Atomic dawg" en croute with Sriracha aïoli and pork belly crumbles
"Sammy Hagar Mas Tequila Burger"
"Mas Tequila" pork burger with Cabo Wabo-infused barbecue sauce
"Cento Pork Pickins"
Whole hog served with "setlist" of condiments
The Black Pig
Assorted pork-based dishes
Blue Point Grille
"Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers Chinese Rocks"
Fresh rock oysters
Bonbon Pastry & Café
"AC/DC High Voltage"
Green coffee soup
Miso-marinated flank steak tacos with kimchi
"Kill Chocolate Kill Donuts"
Fresh chocolate donuts
"2012 Occupy the Rock Hall Soup Kitchen"
Buffalo chicken chowder and buffalo veggie-tofu chowder
Mitchell's Ice Cream
"Chef Jam Phunky Chunk with Makers Whip Cream"
Specially prepared ice cream with bourbon-infused whipped cream
Guacamole and chips
"Tom Petty Honey Bee"
Caramelized-honey ice cream with honey-crunch sprinkles
"Ozzy Osbourne Mama I'm Coming Home Salmon"
Chardonnay-poached Copper River king salmon with summer sorrel and wheatberry salad
Prosperity Social Club
"ZZ Top Eliminator Empañadas"
Tex-Mex–inspired empañadas with Southwestern spiced pork, smoked gouda and peppers, served with jicama slaw and cilantro-lime crema
Pura Vida + Blue Canyon
Crispy jerk-spiced duck wings
"Meat Loaf Rolls"
Vegan meatloaf sushi rolls with pickled kimchi
SOHO Kitchen & Bar
"Fleetwood Mac & Cheese"
Creamy macaroni and cheese
Spice Kitchen + Bar
The Tremont Tap House
"Finger Lickin' Finger Lickin' Good Y'all Pork"
"Rock and Roll"
Crispy fried rockfish sandwich served with hemp mayonnaise
"Memphis Minnie Pig Meat on the Line”
Braised pig cheeks with an absinthe-dressed slaw
Zack Bruell Restaurants
"Zac Brown Band Chicken Fried"
Fried chicken and biscuits
About Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk
Formed in 2003, Dumpstaphunk was initially assembled by keyboardist Ivan Neville on a whim, to perform a solo slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Ivan tastefully selected the unique double-bass attack of both Nick Daniels and Tony Hall on bass, enlisted his own bloodlines for the scorching guitar rhythms of cousin, Ian Neville, and most recently, added the newest member to the group, heavy-hitting female protégé Nikki Glaspie on drums, replacing original powerhouse Raymond Weber. The project has since grown from a chance side-project into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles. An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.