Hello Ithaca Eaters! Just a quick reminder not to miss the 11th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off and WinterFest. Head down to the Commons on Saturday, Feb. 21st from 11:30am to 4:00pm to partake in some great warm food to warm you during the coldest part of the year and share in the fun activities.
Since Eating Ithaca won't be able to attend this year, we'd love to get a report from YOU on what we missed: give us a call at 607-215-4392 when you're at the event and leave your thoughts in a 2-minute message on our voicemail, let us know about your favorite parts of the event, and we'll include them in an upcoming episode of the Eating Ithaca podcast!
And if you need to warm up after the big day outside, be sure to make your reservation for a special one-night-only dinner kicking off the Cornell Hotel School's 2009 Guest Chef Series, featuring Cornell alumnus and Food Network host Aida Mollenkamp. Advanced reservations and deposits are required, and seating is limited. You can book your reservation today by calling the Guest Chefs Reservation Line at (607) 254-2624, or click here for more details. Be sure to check out the Taverna Banfi website for updates on future Guest Chefs in 2009, and look for our interview with Aida Mollenkamp in an upcoming episode of our podcast.
Bottom line: don't let the cold weather keep you inside. Get out this Saturday and keep Eating Ithaca!