|800-12-05-13 ||Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner: Chef Mike Rakun (800-12-05-13 )||Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner: Chef Mike Rakun
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Farm-to-table cuisine of Northern California, and fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients are the inspirations behind Mill Valley Kitchen. Chef Mike Rakun has visited MN farms here to see for himself where the fresh ingredients come from for his kitchen. Currently, Chef Rakun is hard at work creating an exciting new restaurant destination, "Marin" for downtown Minneapolis, estimated opening date as of this writing is the next few months! Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/cookingclasses.aspx for any class updates. Wine tastes are paired with Chef Rakun's delectable menu.
|800-12-12-13||4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Winter Magic (800-12-12-13)||
Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
, a collaboration of the Arboretum and the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, showcases this season's best Minnesota wines. An exclusive panel of leading Twin Cities chefs and wine experts have sampled local wine submissions and will present their favorites to you in this popular series. Top chefs are given the honor of selecting their favorite four Minnesota wines and creating a four course meal to pair with their choices. Savor the flavors of the evening with other food and wine lovers while hearing from wine makers and experts on hand to discuss Minnesota's growing wine industry, built upon University of Minnesota grape varieties.
4 Chef-Featured Wines (Subject to Change):
Sovereign Estate LaCrescent
Sovereign Estate Marquette
Cannon River Honey Wine
Chankaska Marquette Reserve
Menu(Subject to Change):
Passato di ceci Puree of chick pea soup with mushroom and bacon garnish
La Pasta al Pergamena Pasta in parchment
Arrosto di Manzo con salsa di riduzione di vino Roast Beef with wine reduction pan sauce served w/ Brussels Sprouts and Sweet potatoes
Insalata Verde Simple mixed green salad
Miele e Mela Creme Brulee Honey Apple Creme Brulee