The winning Chef Showdown dish by Chef Maria Walusis of Nibbles. Photo by Alexis Larsen
Riverscape Metropark is getting ready to be wined and dined by Dayton’s favorite chefs at the swankiest event of summer.
More than 275 attendees will arrive at a beautifully decorated Riverscape, Saturday night, for the first ever Bright Nights celebration hosted by Big Brothers Big Sister of the Greater Miami Valley. The evening, filled with live music by Cover to Cover featuring Andy Rush, wine, beer and gourmet tastings by seven of Dayton’s most prominent chefs has been highly anticipated for many months.
“I think everybody is super excited. We have a menu laid out and everything looks fantastic,” said Luisa Hocking, finance manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley.
Tickets for general admission are $125 and include four complimentary drinks, as well as food prepared by the distinguished local chefs. A cash bar will available for additional drinks.
All proceeds from ticket sales go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley. The organization’s goal of around $60,000 has already been met, Hocking said, and the venue is still able to hold about 75 more people.
As guests drink, chow and mingle for a good cause, elegant lighting will fill Riverscape with a glow meant to create a dazzling mood. However, there’s no need to dust off your fanciest gown or tux for this event.
The venue has that open, summery feel, and it’s right there by the river. So attendees should dress in nicer, casual summer attire, but not too casual, Hocking said.