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Informal gatherings at local-centric restaurants where members
and their guests share their interests, have a delicious meal
and learn about the chef’s ingredients and philosophy

Dinner at Bluestem
With produce from gardens across the street

Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6 p.m.
2610 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis

Members tried the newly-opened Bluestem Bar & Table, which is located in a former bakery space behind French Meadow. The dinner of organic, local food was created by George Lohr and included wine pairings. Much of the restaurant’s produce is grown in backyard gardens the street.


Low-country corn chowder with smoked trout crostini (Photo: Dina Berray)

Poached walleye (Photo: Dina Berray)

Barbeque chicken (Photo: Jane Rosemarin)

Strawberry shortcake (Photo: Dina Berray)


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A sold-out dinner at Wise Acre Eatery
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 5 p.m.
5401 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis

Beth Fisher, the Wise Acre chef, provided a four-course menu of farm-to-table dishes. Most of the ingredients used at Wise Acre come directly from the owners’ (Scott Endres and Dean Engelmann’s) Tangletown Gardens Farm in Plato, MN.

The Menu
Cup of Wise Acre soup or chowder
Wise Acre Eatery Salad
Dill Pickle Fried Chicken with Wild Rice Slaw, Summer Potato Salad and Kwik Pickles
Wise Acre Frozen Custard with Warm Salted Caramel Sauce
Vegetarian options were available

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A Slow Food member dinner at Gandhi Mahal
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 6 p.m.
3009 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis

Guests enjoyed a delicious menu of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes prepared by Ruhel Islam. Ruhel talked about how he combines good food, peace, equity and sustainability in his work. He discussed his neighborhood farm project and how he hopes to build a combined greenhouse and tilapia farm that optimizes nutrient use.

The Menu:
Fish Dupiaza: Bangladeshi style fish curry
Chicken Tikka Masala: almond based sauce with fenugreek
Mushroom Paneer: housemade cheese in a creamy sauce
Dewani Handi Bajee: cauliflower, spinach, eggplant & broccoli
Nan: Tandoor bread
Basmati Rice
Kheer, rice pudding (dessert)



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