Toast & Taste in the Gardens 2013 logo

The Arboretum thanks you for helping make this year’s Toast & Taste truly the best outdoor party of summer! We appreciate your support, with the proceeds of the event benefitting the Arboretum.

The event was the perfect occasion to showcase the fresh, gourmet cuisine of 16 top local restaurants and producers, while spotlighting tasty selections from five regional wineries and five local craft brewers. Thanks to all of them, all of our 516 guests got generous “toasts and tastes” of foods and beverages.

Save the Date!! We would love to welcome you back for Toast & Taste in 2015, tentatively planned for July 15, 2015 (awaiting confirmation).


2014 Restaurants included:

Arboretum Catering featuring Executive Chef Scott Pampuch
Chowgirls Killer Catering*
Dakota Restaurant/Jazz Club
Gardens of Salonica
Homegrown Foods*
Joey Nova's*
Joia All Natural Soda*
Lakewinds Food Co-op
Mill Valley Kitchen
Minneapolis Club
New Scenic Cafe*
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Signature Cafe
Strip Club Meat & Fish
The Rabbit Hole/Lefthanded Cook*
UMN Bee Squad

Regional wineries and vineyards included:

Saint Croix Vineyards - Frontenac Gris, La Crescent, Frontenac, Marquette & Raspberry Infusion

Parley Lake Winery - Lake View White (La Crescent Grape), Frontenac Gris, Parley Vu Rose (Frontenac Gris Grape), Barn Quilt Red (Frontenac Grape), Marquette

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery - Creekside White, Petite Colline, La Crescent, Creekside Red & MN Marquette

Indian Island - Tastes TBA

Carlos Creek - Tastes TBA

Local breweries and craft beer makers included:

Brau BrothersHopsession Super Pale Ale, Parti-Pack, & Moojoos Oatmeal Milk Stout

Surly Brewing CompanyHell, Furious, Bender & Overrated

Schell's - Shocked Radler, Hefe Series, The Current

Lift Bridge - Farm Girl Saison, Getaway Pilsner, Hop Dish IPA, Chestnut Hill Brown Ale

Summit - Extra Pale Ale, Saga, & Summer Ale

*Denotes new for 2014


Presenting Sponsors

United Health Group


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Jeannine Rivet & Warren Herreid II


Media Partner:  Mpls. St. Paul Magazine