Potluck Food Hall in Rosedale Center is showcasing lots of local chef talent on National Minnesota Day. On Sunday, March 1, attendees can savor the diverse flavors of esteemed local chefs during Potluck’s very own “Minnesota potluck.” Eleven locally operating chefs will create dishes that represent their cultural background and share it all with you. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online.
The Culinary Lineup
Guests will enjoy fare from Iron Chef America winner and Handsome Hog restaurant owner, Justin Sutherland, Salty Tart pastry chef Adrienne Odom, Union Hmong Kitchen chef Yia Vang (soon-to-be owner of Vinai, a restaurant delivering Hmong-inspired cooking), plus many others including chef Tammy Wong and Angel Luna. The unique dishes will be served buffet style, and will provide a snapshot into the incredible diversity of Twin Cities dining. In a press release, Pizza Karma executive chef Raghavan Iyer says, “It will be an evening of bringing the community together with the chance to try different dishes and flavors from all over the world.”
One of the inspirations behind this event is chef Yia Vang’s TV show, Relish, which airs on TPT as a digital series. Hosted by chef Yia Vang himself, the show presents local chefs cooking in their homes, highlighting dishes that connect them to their cultural heritage. To celebrate the connection, a preview of the upcoming second season of Relish will be played during the evening’s festivities.
Potluck All Year Long
People that are unable to make it to this event can still experience a spread of Twin Cities cuisine at Potluck throughout the year. The rotating selection of dining options brings together local chef heroes and promising up-and-comers with a passion for food. Currently, visitors can select from O Bachan Noodles & Chicken, Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen, Burger Dive, Nordic Waffles, Chickpea, Smack Shack, and Grand Ole Creamery. Plus, during the entire month of March, Potluck plans to embrace Minnesotans’ love for ranch dressing. Restaurant installments will each whip up their own ranch dressing recipe, and diners will have a chance to try them all. Don’t be alarmed when you walk in and see impressive ranch fountains, a ranch-filled dunk tank display, and more.
Sure, this potluck event will be slightly larger than most Friday potlucks in the office or a polar vortex gathering with friends. But with a “more the merrier” frame of mind, neighbors and loved ones will still come together over the commonality of seriously good food.
You can check out Jason DeRusha’s take on Potluck here.