Knife Skills Demo & Knife Sharpening
Wednesday, March 22 | Stanford House | 6:00 p.m.
Learn the difference between a batonnet, a julienne, and a brunoise as Chef Larkin demonstrates classic culinary knife cuts. Bring in your own knife to be sharpened by our friends at Noon Sharpening, as Chef Larkin prepares a meal showcasing the demonstrated techniques. Reservations >
Edible Wild Food Feast
Thursday, April 27 | Happy Days Lodge | 5:30 p.m. hike | 6:00 p.m. dinner
Explore the flavors of the forests of the Northeastern US as Chef Larkin prepares a springtime meal replete with ramps, fiddleheads, local mushrooms, and more. Join us for an optional all-ages hike on the Haskell Run trail, and then enjoy seasonal beer with dinner back at the Lodge. Reservations >
Contra Dance & Springtime Supper
Thursday, May 25 | Boston Township Hall | 6:00 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the art of contra dancing as we welcome spring in the Cuyahoga Valley. A supper buffet will include seasonal flavors like salmon, asparagus, and rhubarb. Reservations >
What's on the menu?
Chef Larkin creates your menu based on the best and freshest seasonal foods available at the farmers' market, our kitchen garden, and from other local sources. Since we're not always 100% sure what she'll find, we don't release a menu until 2-4 weeks before dinner is served. Think of it this way: It will be a delicious surprise!
What do Dinner in the Valley fans have to say?
“Dinner in the Valley is one opportunity each month to sit down together as a family. We’re exposing our kids to local foods, the national park, and different themes and cultures. Plus, Chef Larkin’s cooking has taught me new uses for different grilling ingredients and shown me new foods that I never would have considered eating.” — Marla Rzeszotarski
Who is Chef Larkin?
We thought you'd never ask. Meet Larkin >