Christmas came early for Cleveland food-and-drink lovers at last week's Emerging Chefs Naughty Claus.
Going in, I knew from my experience at previous Emerging Chefs dinners that if there was anyone who could break up the monotony of holiday meals, it would be them.
And I was not disappointed as they teamed with Chef Adam Lambert from Ohio City's Bar Cento/Bier Markt for an evening of Christmas mischief and culinary adventure.
Located beneath Bier Markt, the sultrily-lit prohibition-themed Speakeasy lounge welcomed us from the frigid December night.
Tucked away in a corner booth, we started the meal off with Chef Lambert’s interpretation of a Snow Globe.
Using classic Christmas Eve cuisine - oysters - as the basis for this dish, Lambert created the illusion of a snow globe by encasing it in a gel-like substance mixed with juniper, tonic and Douglas fir.
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