Dine with a Chef
Classes & Workshops

Meet Twin Cities critically acclaimed chefs and fellow enthusiasts of seasonal, local dining during a delicious dinner or lunch! In addition to getting cooking tips from top professional chefs, you'll receive recipes, notes and recommendations. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, make new friends and dine.

 


 Joan & David Donatelle in Italy

Dinner with a Chef: Celebrating the Abruzzo Region of Italy

802-11-01-18
Thursday, November 1
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Joan Donatelle, Chef and Cooking Instructor
David Donatelle, Chef, Beekeeper and Nutrition Coach

The Abruzzo region in Southern Italy is unique: bordered by mountains to the west, much of its culture and cuisine remained isolated until the 20th century. This makes Abruzzo cuisine some of the most distinct and delicious in Italy! Join David, a native son of Abruzzo, and Joan as they take you on an edible journey through the region. You'll enjoy dishes such as

  • mussels with saffron sauce
  • lamb and chitarra pasta 
  • more surprise courses!
  • paired with samples of Abruzzo wine
You'll leave with a greater appreciation for regional cuisine and a hankering to book a flight to Italy!
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

3 spots left
register
$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!

 

Winter Dinner with Coalition Restaurant and Enki Brewing

802-12-13-18
Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Eli Wollenzien, Executive Chef and co-owner, Coalition Restaurant

Cold weather is settling in and we are in the midst of a season of celebration- perfect for spending a little more time in the kitchen with friends! Join Eli of Coalition and Enki Brewing for a festive paired menu of winter dishes featuring locally grown ingredients and brewed beer. You will enjoy a multi-course meal while learning cooking tips and tricks from Eli and information about Enki's brewing process. At the end of the evening, you will leave with a full belly, a handout with recipes, and a new appreciation for our local cuisine! 

NOTE

  • The Chef will be creating a customized seasonal menu for this program. We regret that we are unable to accommodate individualized changes to the menu.
  • Per University of Minnesota Policy, wine/beer sampled is for educational tasting/pairing purposes and will be limited to small 2-oz pours per course. The maximum wine/beer that can be served is 8 oz total throughout dinner service.


Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist
$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
register 


 
 

Alma: Cafe Inspired Dinner with Chef Roberts & Executive Pastry Chef Carrie Riggs

802-02-21-19
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Alex Roberts, Executive Chef and Owner
Carrie Riggs, Executive Pastry Chef, Alma
Restaurant

Alma is coming! A name synonymous with award-winning food, Executive Chef Alex Robert's restaurant was just revamped and is better than ever. You'll hear more about the new expansion as Alex and Carrie demonstrate their culinary skill and provide an exquisite meal you won't soon forget. Wine pairing samples will be served with a helping of science and wine grape research, compliments of the University's Horticulture Research Center. You won't want this evening to end, and may find yourself rushing home to make a reservation so you can have another taste!

NOTE

  • The Chef will be creating a customized seasonal menu for this program. We regret that we are unable to accommodate individualized changes to the menu.
  • Per University of Minnesota Policy, wine sampled is for educational tasting/pairing purposes and will be limited to small 2-oz pours per course. The maximum wine that can be served is 8 oz total throughout dinner service.


Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist
$65 member/$80 non-member,
includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
register


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