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17th Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

March 5 & 6, 2011, Target Field

The most delicious weekend of the year is almost here and we invite you to join us in our new location: Target Field. Yes, in March and no, not out on the field. Attendees will enjoy gourmet fare, specialty beers and more than 350 fine wines along with dramatic views, in the warmth and comfort of the Metropolitan & Legends Clubs of Target Field.

This intimate venue will give you access to winemakers, craft brewers and local chefs. Come and discover new favorites, learn tips of the trade and make your next dinner reservations.

With 200 exhibitors showcasing the best in gourmet food, attendees will enjoy gourmet fare, sample more than 350 fine wines and more than 75 specialty beers.

+ View full list of exhibitors

+ See the featured wine list

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today at www.foodwineshow.com.

Tickets: $75 in advance/$80 at the door.

All proceeds benefit Minnesota Public Radio.


ITINERARY

Saturday, March 5

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Washington State’s Value Challenge Seminar
(Tickets: $25)

1 – 5 pm

Show Hours
(Tickets: $75 in advance/$80 at the door)

6 – 9 pm

The Champion’s Club Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle
(Tickets: $95, includes valet parking)

Sunday, March 6

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Washington State’s Hidden Gems Seminar
(Tickets: $25)

1 – 5 pm

Show Hours
(Tickets: $75 in advance/$80 at the door)

+ See detailed itinerary


LOCATION

Target Field

Inside the Metropolitan & Legends Clubs: 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Discover what the buzz is all about!
-Awarded LEED® Silver Certification, by The U.S. Green Building Council, Target Field is the greenest ballpark in America.
-ESPN The Magazine, ranked Target Field as the best stadium experience in all professional sports in North America.
-Target Field named 2010 Ballpark of the Year by Ballpark Digest.

Experience Insights:

Q: Where to Park?
A: Parking Ramps for Target Field:
Four large parking ramps, the City of Minneapolis’ A, B, C, and Hawthorne municipal parking ramps, are the closest parking for Target Field, and have 7,000 spaces between them.

Q: Where to Enter?
A: Special Instructions:
The only entrance to the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience is via the skyway to Target Field located on the third level of the adjacent Ramp A parking lot (Ramp A is part of the downtown ABC Ramps).

Q: What about my coat?
A: Coat Check will be available.

Note: Attendees to the Champion’s Club Wine Dinner the evening of Saturday, March 6 will use valet parking in the Twins Parking Lot.

+ See location & parking maps


WINE LUNCHES & MORE

Discover culinary techniques and wine pairing tips, while sampling extraordinary cuisine paired with fine wines, from talented chefs and winemakers. Tickets are limited for these intimate gatherings.

Friday, March 4th

Featuring Lorna Hughes, Winemaker, Bristle Wines / South African Wine & Dave Hughes, South African Wine Expert
Located in Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls
11:00 a.m. / $65 per person

Friday, March 4th

Featuring Executive Chef Donald Gonzalez
276 South Exchange St., St. Paul MN 55102
12:00 p.m. / $50 per person

Monday, March 7th

Featuring Roy Goslin and Lorna Hughes, South African Wine Country & Chefs Dave Hughes and Dianne Ferrandi, South African Wine Experts
Located in Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls
6:30 p.m. / $80 per person

+ View lunch menus & sponsors


BOOK SIGNINGS

Authors appearing at Magers & Quinn’s booth:

James Norton, author of Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi

Janice Cole, author of Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

Shelly N.C. Holl, author of The Minnesota Table

Robin Asbell, author of New Vegetarian & The New Whole Grains Cookbook

Ana Micka, author of The Fresh Girl’s Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving

Stewart Woodman, Chef and owner of Heidi’s, author of Shefzilla: Conquering Haute Cuisine at Home

+ Timings & more info


CZAR OF CAKES

Back by popular demand for its second year is the Nordic Ware Czar of Cakes.

Be sure to check out these food & wine inspired cakes and pick your favorite!
•    Celebration Generation
•    The Cake Diva
•    Gateaux Inc.
•    Sweets Bakeshop
•    Muddy Paws Cheesecake

Judges:
Sue Zelickson, Minnesota Monthly
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly
Martha Dalquist, Nordic Ware

+ More info on participants & judges


CHAMPION'S CLUB WINE DINNER

Saturday, March 5, 2011 · 6-9 p.m. · Target Field, featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Chef Pastor Jimenez

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a champagne reception followed by chef action stations paired with 10 fine wines from the portfolios of Chateau Ste. Michelle. You will enjoy the experience within the exclusive dining venue at Target Field.
Tickets are $95 (Includes valet parking)

+ See full menu with wine pairings


Where to Stay

Exclusive Hotel Partner: W Minneapolis – The Foshay

+ Click here for exclusive rates and booking info


Sponsors

Thank you to our 2011 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience sponsors!

Produced by Minnesota Monthly, benefiting Minnesota Public Radio

+ See full list of sponsors

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