Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and drinking events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) Andrew Will Wine Dinner at Corner Table
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Corner Table
What: Corner Table and Andrew Will Winery invite you to an intimate 5-course dinner with winemaker, Chris Camarda. Meet Chris and learn how he has helped shape the landscape of Washington state wines. Chef Thomas Boemer has prepared a tasting menu for the evening with wines paired by Nick Rancone. To see the menu and pairings and to buy tickets, click here.
2) Sea Salt Eatery Opens for the Season
When: Friday, 11 a.m.
Where: Sea Salt Eatery
What: All signs point to spring when that line starts pouring out of those Sea Salt Eatery doors. The Minnehaha Falls favorite is back and serving up beer, wine, and all types of fresh seafood. Doors officially open on Friday at 11 a.m. and stay open until 8 p.m. every day. Check out Sea Salt's official website for more information and to see menu offerings.
3) Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nicollet Island Pavilion
What: The Beez Kneez wants you to join them for a celebration of bees, dandelions, and honey to benefit bees. The event will be a competition among some of the Twin Cities' best pastry chefs featuring treats, drinks, live music, and more. Tickets are $35 and are currently only available at the door. To find more information and to see the list of restaurants involved, click here.
4) The Gray House Bad Weather Brewing Beer Dinner
When: Sunday, 6 p.m.
Where: The Gray House
What: Bad Weather Brewing and Lyn-Lake restaurant, The Gray House, are teaming up to bring a 5-course beer pairing dinner for only 45 bucks. Bad Weather beers including Windvane, Migration, and the recent Storm Cellar series release, Due Date, will be paired with Chef Ian Gray's creations. Check out the pairings and menu items here and make your reservations before they fill up.
5) Mad Men Season 7 Premier Party
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Jax Cafe
What: Jax Cafe is once again hosting a Mad Men premiere party, this time for the 7th season of the show. The retro-themed event will feature dinner, drinks, music, and of course, airing of the premiere. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the 1-hour screening of Mad Men. To see the menu and to get your tickets, click here.
Also of Note: Are you a bartender? Then sign up for the NSBG Ruminar for cocktails, food pairings, and you know, rum. (Monday, 3 p.m.). Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is back and looking spiffy. Stop in for their Grand Re-opening celebration (Friday, 6 p.m.). Upcoming events! FIKA is having a cold climate wine dinner (April 25). Tickets are still available for the Bradstreet Crafthouse 5-year anniversary party (April 27). And finally, if you haven't heard, a Burger Battle is coming to Mears Park and it's destined to be epic (May 17).