Food & Drink

Easter Bunny Brunch

What better way to celebrate Easter with your family at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum? Come to the arboretum on Easter Sunday for a traditional springtime brunch buffet. After eating, take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy all that spring has to offer. Call for reservations. 952.443.1400.

Chocolate March 2014

Valentine’s Day might be over, but here is one more excuse to eat chocolate. This unique self-guided tour provides the opportunity to explore unique bed-and-breakfast inns in the Wisconsin and Minnesota border area, while enjoying several kinds of chocolate. There will be prize drawings, too.

Maple Syrup Festival

Who needs Mrs. Butterworth? Forego the store-bought concoction for the real deal. Line up your silver dollar pancakes at the Maple Syrup Festival with freshly tapped maple syrup; you can even tap a tree and boil sap. $5, children under 2 free; discounts are available for groups of four or more

Simple Sauce Cooking Class

Chef Peter is cooking up something saucy this month. Learn how to spice up your dishes with the likes of hollandaise, gravy and marinara. The menu also includes vinaigrette varieties, pesto, caesar, béchamel and rum caramel sauce

No Need to Knead

Learn the basics of pizza, flatbread and focaccia, and whip up a few dough samplings by mixing, not kneading. Cooks will also receive information on whole-wheat dough options, topping recipes and hints for grilling pizza. Bring a rolling pin, a large mixing bowl with a cover, measuring cups and spoons and a large wooden spoon. 763.745.5212.

Valentine’s Dinner and Candlelight Walk

If you’re looking for a creative and slightly unconventional Valentine’s Day date, the Lowry Nature Center has just the ticket. This evening includes a romantic dinner served next to a crackling fireplace, live music by the Roe Family Singers, and a meet-and-greet with a live raptor, all capped off by a winter stroll down a candlelit trail through the woods—with an outdoor fire waiting for you at the end. Ages 21+, reservations required. 763.694.7650.

Valentine’s Love Dinner with Chef Jenny Breen

If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day date includes a delicious dinner with multiple courses and ritzy wine pairings, this event has been designed for you and your significant other. Chef Jenny Breen has prepared a special romantic menu, so reserve a table for two and get ready for your palate to be delighted amidst the gorgeous landscape of the arboretum. 952.443.1422.

My Big Fat Greek Baklava!

Immerse yourself in Greek culture as you learn how to make one of its most famous treats: baklava. This phyllo dough pastry is brimming in honey walnut exquisiteness. NWCT public access host Demae “the Greek lady,” shares her grandmother’s recipe and secrets for the best baklava. Bring a 9x8x2 baking pan to bake your creation at home. $29, plus a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the day of the class. 763.745.5213;


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