Tonight! Cupcakes and wine pairing in Cleveland Ohio by Emerging Chefs

Wine and cupcake lovers, here's an event for you, tonight from 6-8 pm at 740 W Superior Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio! Sign up at Eventbrite. If anyone goes, we'd love some photos!

Corks & Cupcakes™

A Beautiful Selection of Italian Wines and Gourmet Cupcakes

It always provides us great joy to indulge in wonderful food and wickedly good culinary combinations. There is nothing more sinful for a foodie than good rich wines and sumptuous cupcakes. We decided to celebrate the great wines of Italy with a delicious selection of those delightful confections. Come join us as we toast (literally) the All American Cupcake or fairy cake or patty cake – or whatever you wish you to name these beautiful, tasty little cakes.

The Emerging Chefs are going to offer you a stunning selection of Italian whites, reds and proseccos. We will guide you through the rich tastes, aromas and whims of the Italian wines with the expert tutelage of Margaret Mann and Raffaele Scettro of Tuscany Distributors ( They will work with cupcake baker extraordinaire Lilia Lipps of Indulgence Cakes ( to pair an amazing collection of wines with an insane selection of cupcakes. Never has there been such a daring dessert experience like “Corks and Cupcakes.” And all of this indulgence will take place at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art ( – a stunning 4,000 square foot exhibition space in Downtown Cleveland. It will definitely be a night of beautiful art, wine and dessert all served with Cleveland flair.

When: March 8, 2012/6-9pm

Where: Shaheen Gallery - Downtown Gallery

Dress: Trendy chic.

And here's the menu, via Indulgence Cakes on Facebook:

Amuse Bouche: Lure Me In
Strawberry Thyme Shortbread/Lemon Curd/Red Wine Caviar

Course #1 Take Me on a Picnic
Cheese, Nuts and Honey

Course #2 Wine Me, Dine Me…Make Me Sparkle
Cannoli Cupcake
Sangue Di Giuda

Intermezzo Give Me a Break!
Mint Julep Panna Cotta
Spring Water w/Mint

Course #3 Butter Me Up Buttercup
Salted Caramel Cupcake
Pinot Nero

Course #4 Marry Me at Breakfast
Chocolate Bacon Cupcake w/Caramel Espresso Buttercream

Indulgence Cakes images via Facebook (don't reflect above menu):