“Ringing in the Holidays” is an enchanting evening that will kick off the holiday season with style for a 17th year on Sat, Nov 19, from – 10 pm. Guests will be treated to live music by the Erik Augis Trio, tasty hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Matt Hayden from Scratch Event Catering , delicious desserts, and specialty cocktails while giving them an opportunity to bid on auction items and purchase chances to win fabulous raffle prizes. This year’s Winter Get-Away Raffle features trips to Hilton Head Island and Lake Erie. The event also features the fourth in a series of hand painted commemorative ornaments, depicting elements from the Carousel of Dayton Innovation, by artist Melanie Haislip.
The highlight of the event is our “Dayton’s Most Delightful Dessert” contest, featuring gourmet desserts from region’s finest chefs. Guests will be invited to sample each of the offerings throughout the evening to vote for the People’s Choice award.
AMELIA’S BISTRO – Chef Marcus Montrevic
Sugar Plum Fantasy -Molasses Marshmallow, Bacon Brittle, Caramel Macchiato Truffle
CAKE, HOPE & LOVE – Chef Shannon Teague & Connie McFarren
Mini Cupcakes – Bite sized cupcakes topped with delicious buttercream
CULP’S CAFE – Chef Jose Calzada
Rustic Hot Chocolate – Spicy hot chocolate with cinnamon whipped cream and chocolate covered churro
THE DAYTON WOMEN’S CLUB – Chef Joseph Ragno
Holiday DuJour – Layered, spiced carrot cake with an apple cranberry chutney, accented by a cream cheese frosting
OLIVE, AN URBAN DIVE – Chef Justin Mohler
Champagne Chocolate Truffle Tart – Champagned whip cream and an almond sesame Florentine cookie decorate a chocolate truffle tart with raspberries.
As a special treat guests will be treated to a demonstration and samples of coffee using multiple brewing methods such as the French Press, Pour Over, and more! The Baristas of PRESS will be on hand to educate and delight with coffee facts.
Expert judges (including Dayton Dining‘s Lisa Grigsby and Superfry & the Big Ragu) as well as WDTN’s Jim Bucher and Amelia Robinson from Dayton Daily News will award the Critic’s Choice and Best Presentation awards.
Ringing in the Holidays, presented by Liberty Savings Investment Services, Inc. & Rieck Services, is a fundraiser supporting the educational programs and conservation efforts of Dayton History, which operates Carillon Historical Park, The Archive Center, Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, Patterson Homestead, Memorial Hall, Old Courthouse and Hawthorn Hill – Orville Wright’s home. The programming of Dayton History reaches over 160,000 visitors each year
Ticket Prices are $60/Dayton History member; $75/non-member.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 937.293.2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org.