For 16 years, the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience has been known as the most delicious weekend of the year. Filled with 200 fine wines, specialty beers, and gourmet cuisine exhibitors – attendees can taste the best the Twin Cities has to offer throughout the two-day event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, without stepping into a restaurant nor footing the bill.
NEW THIS YEAR:
The Sweet Spot: Attendees can feed their sweet tooth with chocolates, pastries, and cakes plus see the most unique and over-the-top cake creations at the inaugural Czar of Cakes Challenge.
The BBQ Pit: If it can be grilled, marinated, rubbed or charred, attendees can find it at the BBQ Pit and savor the aroma and tastes.
The Local Chef Challenge: Local chefs go head-to-head in the Twin Cities ultimate cooking showdown tournament where the winner will receive $5,000 cash and $1,000 to Kitchen Window.
The Reserve: An intimate tasting of gourmet foods from Parasole restaurants and fine wines valued up to $200 per bottle (separate $20 ticket required).
The Fresh Taste Cooking Demonstrations: Twin Cities chefs show how they create delicious fare while using local and organic food products in the eco-friendly green kitchen built by the renowned Otogawa-Anschel Design Build team.
Wine Seminars: Learn from celebrated winemakers and experts on tasting different varietals from various regions around the world.
It all kicks off with Macy’s Gourmet Gathering on Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Macy’s Minneapolis.
WHEN: For one weekend only:
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
Greenspring Media Group, the parent company of the Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience, has managed shows and events for more than 16 years, including the Luxury Home Tour; the NFL Alumni Super Bowl Home Tour; and the Loft & Condo Living Tour. Greenspring Media Group also publishes over 14 publications including Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Real Food, and Drinks.