Topography 2023

A Conservancy Fundraiser Supporting CVNP Trails!

 Saturday, June 17, 2023

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. 

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 choice selection of hors d’oeuvres leading up to a one-of-a-kind dining experience as the sun gently sets beyond calm lake waters.  Then, finish the evening with good friends around a crackling campfire.

All proceeds go toward the Trails Now Fund, which provides immediate support 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

After Dark
Coffee, Sweets, Campfires & Music

On The Menu

Evening catered by Spice Catering Co. 

Welcome Cocktail
Blood Orange Margarita
Tequila + Marigold + Lime Garnish
(Mocktail Option Available)

Trail Bites & Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Baby Root Veggie Crudité Cup
Local, top-on baby root vegetables, Toum + sunflower dukkah

Crispy Potato Bites
Caramelized onion crema, scallions

Egg Yolk Tarte
Buttery tart, soft-cooked egg yolk

Pork Tostone
Fried plantain crisp, jerk shredded Dee Jay’s pork shoulder, black bean puree, carrot hot sauce
(Vegetarian Option Available)

Live Chef Cooking Experience
Smoked Trout Dip
Smoked hanging trout, served with house fermented potato chips flaked into the following accoutrements: Dill, Grilled Lemon, House Creme Fraiche + Red Onion

Tabletop Bites
House Focaccia
Local bread + butter pickles + house giardiniera, Blackberry + Tomato Ginger Jams

Cucumber + Tomato Salad
Arugula, cider + herb vinaigrette + Yellow House feta

Family Style Dinner
Carved Lamb Leg
Smoked Local Chicken Sausage Ropes
Spanish Style Porchetta

House Sauces
Honey Agro Dolce
Aji Roja

Seasonal Sides
Elotѐ polenta, corn, Aleppo chilies + cotija cheese
Grilled asparagus + rainbow carrots, grilled lemon + herb vinaigrette
Grilled fennel, snap peas +confit garlic chili sauce

Plated Vegan Option Available On Request
Seasonal Ancient Grain Pilaf
Quinoa, brown rice + amaranth blend with seasonal greens, roasted vegetables + house pesto

Beet Red Velvet Cake
Chevre icing + honey brittle