Who: Food and wine lovers
What: Taste! Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Ultimate Wine and Dine
Where: TCF Bank Stadium
When: September 28-29, 2012
Why: Because Johnson Brothers Liquor Company and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine throw one heck of a party. And the proceeds benefit University of Minnesota Athletics and On the Green Line.
The Scene: Friday night was all about the glitz and glam. Guests dressed in their fall best to rub elbows with foodies in the heated VIP tent. Saturday had a more laid back vibe. Partygoers took in culinary demonstrations and watched the Gopher game on the jumbotron.
Spotted: TV personality and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine contributing writer Andrew Zimmern. The Bizarre Foods star mingled with guests, had a cooking demo, and showed off his new food truck AZ Canteen. Our own foodie team was also in attendance, including editors Stephanie March and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.
Eats: Guests noshed on a variety of appetizers from local restaurants. But this event was all about the wine and beer. More than 300 wines and 100 craft beers, to be exact. Cheers to that!
Photos by Kurt Moses