Simple, Good, and Tasty Dinner at the Birchwood Cafe, May 18

Please join us for another amazing meal this month! The May local, sustainable Simple, Good, and Tasty dinner will be held at the Birchwood Cafe, whose praises I've sung several times here already. Openings for the meal are filling up fast - please email me at as soon as possible to reserve your spot. birchwood11 For those of you who were able to attend the April dinner at The Craftsman, I don't have to tell you how fun and delicious it was. For the rest of you, here's your chance to find out. Here are the details:

  • What: May Simple, Good, and Tasty dinner at The Birchwood Cafe
  • When: Monday, May 18, 7:00
  • Where: The Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis, 3311 East 25th Street Minneapolis MN 55406, 612.722.4474
  • Cost: $25 for the meal, with an optional beer ($15) or wine ($20) pairing

birchwood3The amazingly gracious folks at the Birchwood are currently putting together a special meal that honors their own local food philosophy and highlights the foods and growers they love. I recently got a note from Tracy Singleton, owner of the Birchwood, and I want to share a piece of it here: We have planned 5 courses (soup & salad served together) for $25 to be paired with choice of 4 wine or beer tasting flights. Beer will be all local, wine will be sustainable. The dessert course will also be paired w/ dessert wine & coffee. The menu will be a Birchwood “Sampler” menu that highlights seasonal and local items, classic Birchwood items as well as some “off menu” selections to let [chef] Marshall have some fun and to highlight our special dinners as well as catering. [Our staff will] talk with your guests about the Birchwood and our values and how that plays out in the menu. [Manager] Jimmy will also talk about each beer and wine and the process behind the pairing. It’ll be a great dinner! The evening will feature:

  • Fantastic local food
  • A great, fun crowd
  • Live music
  • A (non-preachy) discussion of the food, where it came from, and how it was prepared
  • Information about the Birchwood and its suppliers
  • A word from the chef

Everyone's invited (until the list fills up - more than half of the slots are taken already). It's sure to be a memorable evening. Please come!