I've been a fan of Mitchell's for years so I was really excited to check out their new facility.
The old Moda night club has been totally transformed into a manufacturing facility with a retail shop out front. It's HUGE!
We were able to view ice cream making in action which made me SO hungry for ice cream. Thankfully, they provided samples of three flavors that are in development: strawberry jalapeño, amaretto and hazelnut. All were delicious and I hope to see them on the menu soon. (personal fav - hazelnut!) They also showed us how to scoop ice cream like a pro and gave everyone an ice cream scoop and coupon for a free scoop.
Co-owner Mike Mitchell shared his philosophy about using organics and local ingredients as much as possible - a man after my own heart. Just another reason to go to Mitchell's - not only do you get delicious ice cream made with better ingredients, you also support our local economy.
The Agrarian Collective provided a tasty assortment of eats for us featuring seasonal fruits and veggies. Strawberry gazpacho, garlic scape pesto and sriracha pickled radishes were my personal favorites.
If you aren't familiar with this "recreational lifestyle school" you are missing out! You can find them monthly at the Cleveland Flea and they host all sorts of classes and workshops. Next up ironically is an ice cream making class! They'll be working with Masons Creamery and Platform Beer Co (opening 7/4) and serving boozy ice cream floats in addition to teaching you how to make your own small batch ice cream.
If you are a blogger or blog supporter, you can find out about the Ohio Blogging Associations events by following on Twitter or on Facebook. It's a great way to meet other local bloggers.
And last but not least, congrats to the winner of the Our Lady of the Wayside's Grapes and Ale tickets - comment #2 Jenifer!
If you didn't win, you can still get tickets to Grapes and Ale by clicking here. Looking forward to seeing you there!