Superfun Local Food Event at Spoonriver Last Night

Thanks so much to the nearly 50 people who came to last night's local food event at Spoonriver last night. It was terrific to have you there! Here are some photos from the event, taken by Kate Sommers of Les Petites Images.

Here's a picture of Spoonriver Owner Brenda Langton, thanking guests for coming. Jennifer Patterson from Unplanned Cooking, Molly Herrmann from Tastebud Catering, and Michelle Gayer from The Salty Tart are looking on (among others).

One of the unique things about the meal was the wine selection, composed entirely of Minnesota wines from Alexis Bailly Vineyards. Owner Nan Bailly was at the event, mingling and accepting compliments.

In addition to the mushroom pate appetizer (pictured above), guests enjoyed a green salad with pumpkin seeds, beets, apple, and a verjus dressing.

The main course was Wild Acres Farm duck risotto.

Even after all that great food, many thought that dessert was the best part of all, a dense chocolate cake with coconut ice cream and passion fruit sauce.

What really made the night special was the people who came to enjoy local food and terrific conversation. Thank you so much for coming! I hope you see you again at next month's event (to be announced shortly).

Please visit Kate's flickr and facebook pages for more local food event photos.