Metropole's New 'Feast' Offerings Bring the Dining Experience into Cincinnati Homes

Executive Chef Vanessa Miller has “thrown out the rule book” with new Feast initiative.

Mar 2, 2021 at 2:47 pm
click to enlarge Dish featured on past Needs More Salt series - Photo:
Dish featured on past Needs More Salt series

Metropole's executive chef Vanessa Miller is introducing a new program, Feast by Metropole, to bring innovative dining experiences to the home, or wherever you may be.

The program encompasses several initiatives, including cooking classes called “Needs More Salt.” These classes will cover everything from how to cook risotto to how to perfectly sear a steak. The ingredients are included in the class registration.

In addition to “Needs More Salt,” Feast by Metropole initiative includes weekly “feasts,” a rotating menu of 95% prepared meals available for pickup from Metropole. The "Heat & Eat" kits will allow Cincinnatians to enjoy fresh flavors and quality ingredients from Metropole’s kitchen at home, according to a press release from Metropole.

“We’ve thrown out the rule book in creating Feast,” Miller says in the release. “The pandemic has likely fundamentally altered the way people will interact with restaurants. My team and I want to be a part of building the future of how that looks. As our parameters for social connection expand and evolve, Metropole is committed to offering experiences that match our changing world.”

Feast is offering chef-curated, Farm-to-Fridge Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Boxes filled with farm-fresh meats, grains and produce as well as local bread, eggs and milk. These boxes bring the “farmer’s market” to you.

Each "Heat & Eat" meal kit and “Needs More Salt” cooking class will use the same high-quality ingredients from a Farm-to-Fridge CSA Box.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with mayoral candidate Aftab Pureval to ring in the Feast by Metropole initiative at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9. 

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