Paired dinners for all this Week in Food
Beer. Cigars. Wine. This week we've got paired dinners for pretty much every interest, plus Kim Ode slinging rhubarb in all its sweet and savory forms. A fairly unique week in food if we do say so.
Get your stogie fix at Tria
If you're the type who appreciates having a stogie with your meal, then Tria is the place for you Tuesday night as the restaurant hosts a Cigar Dinner. This four-course dinner and reception (cocktails!) has been especially created by chef Brian Bossert. Things kick off at 6:30 with a meet and greet with cocktails, cigars, and charcuterie, which will be followed by the dinner itself -- think salad, tuna tartare, plenty of meaty entrees, and profiterole butter brickle and chili hot fudge. All courses are paired with beverages to boot. The meal costs $60 and includes one selection of a cigar. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 651.426.9222.
Hit up the Pig and Fiddle Wednesday night for an epic beer dinner featuring the beverages of Tallgrass Brewing Company. Featured beers will include 8-Bit Pale Ale, Oasis Double ESB, Halcyon Wheat, Velvet Rooster Tripel, and Buffalo Sweat Stout. Each beer will be paired with a course from the Pig and Fiddle's chef, Stephanie Kochlin. The meal costs $50, and spots can be reserved by calling 952.955.8385.
The monthly wine series at Colette Bar & Bistro continues Thursday night with a selection of wines from Louis Latour and the famed A.O.C. Gevrey Chambertin. Executive chef Mark Crane creates a menu of French cuisine to complement wines from this famous Burgundy winemaker. The menu includes specialty items such as dégustation de petit pois, beef carpaccio "Rossini" with raspberry vinaigrette, and Alaskan cod. Explaining the wine pairings will be Michael Quinn Jr., Fine Wine Consultant at Quality Wines & Spirits. The meal begins at 6:30 and will set you back $75. To reserve a seat call 952.656.5913.
If you make it to Friday you might want to reward yourself with a Savory Tour of Stillwater with Foodies on Foot. Participants will immerse themselves in the culture of Stillwater while discovering the city's unique cuisine (along with local trivia and folklore). You'll sample delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $50, and the nine-person tour can be booked by visiting the Foodies on Foot website.
Get rhubarb-ready with Kim Ode
Local author and baker Kim Ode brings her new book Rhubarb Renaissance to the people with a live demonstration at the Mill City Museum's baking lab today. Ode will talk about the more than 50 rhubarb-related recipes in the book, which range from savory to sweet, and will also demonstrate several for the audience. Copies of the book will be available for purchase (with Ode signing them) and demonstrations will take place at 1 and 2:30 p.m. The event is free with museum admission of $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MHS members.