Topography 2024

 Saturday, June 22, 2024

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Indigo Lake, CVNP
4040 Riverview Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites you to Topography, an extraordinary celebration at Indigo Lake supporting the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park — with cocktails, twilit trails, gourmet dining, and campfires beneath the stars.

The evening begins at Howe Meadow with a short hike up a wooded path, a welcome cocktail in hand and live music in the air.  The trail ends at Indigo Lake, where you’ll enjoy a curated selection of hors d’oeuvres leading up to a one-of-a-kind dining experience with special wine pairings as the sun gently sets beyond calm lake waters.  Then, finish the evening with good friends and sweet bites around a crackling campfire.

Proceeds go toward the Trails Now Fund, which provides crucial funding for trail maintenance, visitor amenities and new trailheads within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Dress: casual-chic, walking shoes/trail footwear

Event Details

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cocktails, Appetizers, Music & Mingling

8:15 pm
Dinner

After Dark
Coffee, Campfires & Music

 

On the Menu

Cheese and vegetable selection.

Welcome Cocktail
Strawberry + Rhubarb Aperol Margarita
Tequila, Aperol, macerated strawberry and rhubarb, lemon + lime with rhubarb stem stirrer

Trail Bite
Baby cucumbers with Nykersie cured meat, farm cheese + black walnut dukkha

 

Field + Stream Stations

On the Spice Canoe
Midwest cheese + crudité display
Farm radish and house boursin with fresh herbs

House hummus, caramelized onion + herb dip
Pimento cheese dip, whipped feta with Minted Spring Pea Salad + Black Pepper
Served with seasonal jam, mostarda, giardiniera, dried fruit, sweet and salted seeds, assorted crackers + crisps

Lakeside
Smoked hanging trout dip served with house fermented potato chips + flaked into dill, grilled lemon, house crème fraiche + red onion
Selected wine pairing: Ceretto Arneis Blanc 

In the Field
Pani puri cones of tahini chickpeas green chutney pickled pepper, crispy lentils + herbs
Twice-baked mini marble potatoes with fish roe, Snowville creme fraiche + herbs

 

Dinner Under the Tent

Salad
Rainbow Farm’s spinach, strawberries, candied fennel, local nuts, pickled rhubarb, chevre with a sweet + simple vinaigrette
House-made herbed focaccia with whipped local butter
Selected wine pairing: Nicolas Idiart Sauvignon Blanc 

Toast to the Trails that Got us Here
Selected sparkling wine: Mumm Sparkling Brut Prestige

Entrée
Short Rib + crawfish (gf) served with mashed potatoes, grilled local asparagus + soubise sauce and herb garnish
Selected wine pairing: Iron and Sand Cabernet Sauvignon 

Vegan Option
Roasted ube (gf) served with ancient grain, beet slaw, herby tahini + crispy chickpea

Dessert
S’more tart of chocolate cremeux, sun butter mousse, toasted “marshmallow” fluff+ graham cracker crumb
Selected wine pairing: Taylor Fladgate 10-Year Tawny Port