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Issue Date: August 2005 Issue


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Following three years of construction, the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant is bringing quality American cuisine back to hungry Clevelanders at its new 20920 Brookpark Road location. The restaurant now boasts five private banquet rooms that can seat 10 to 300 guests, a cocktail lounge and an upper-level observation deck with a full-service bar. Prices range from $7.95 to $15.95 for lunch dishes and $12.95 to $34.95 for dinner entrees, while the restaurant’s Sunday brunch feature mores than 100 items. Tuesday evenings feature the Dan Zola Orchestra, a 20-piece big band, in one of the private banquet rooms for a small cover fee. Call (216) 267-1010 for more information.

Classics Restaurant continues its Wine Dinner Series this month with selections from M. Chapoutier, a winery with vineyards in all of the major Rhône appellations. The M. Chapoutier estate includes Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Condrieu, Saint Joseph, Côte Rôtie, Cornas, Condreiu, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. The M. Chapoutier wine dinner will be served Aug. 24 ($200 per person). Call (216) 707-4157 for reservations.

 

New Chef de Cuisine Chris Packer has revamped the menu at Geneva State Park Lodge & Conference Center’s Horizons restaurant, highlighting the flavors of American cuisine with a focus on bringing out the natural flavors in foods such as salmon, pork and mushrooms. Additions to the new dinner menu include crusted pork filet with pineapple salsa and wild rice ($27) and seared king salmon with blackberry demi sauce and cheddar scallop potatoes ($24). Patrons can also indulge in the new mango, avocado and crabmeat tower with melon puree ($9) and the flourless chocolate cake ($6). Horizons also offers outside dining with great views of the lakefront. The Geneva State Park Lodge & Conference Center is located at 4888 N. Broadway in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Call (440) 466-7100 for reservations.

George Hwang, owner of Pearl of the Orient in Rocky River, has been busy advertising his restaurant in local newspapers and magazines and sending out direct mailers to his customers. Why all the sudden promotion? While the Beachcliff Market that houses Pearl of the Orient is undergoing massive renovations, many of his have customers have mistakenly believed his restaurant to be closed. Hwang ensures us it is very much open and offering new menu items such as Vietnamese beef tenderloin tips and cashew mandarin orange chicken. Renovations are scheduled to be completed by the start of 2006 and will provide Pearl of the Orient with a new dining room, patio and sushi bar. Call (440) 333-9902 for more information.

Openings

100th Bomb Group Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, (216) 267-1010; Valerio’s, 6372 SOM Center Road, Solon, (440) 248-1485


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