Share Our Strength's Minneapolis Cakewalk
Thursday, March 13, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Aria at The Jeune Lune
105 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
James Beard Award nominee Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart invites you to the Share Our Strength Minneapolis Cakewalk -- a night of drinks, dancing, and most importantly, delectable desserts from the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities. The event is presented in partnership with James Beard Award winner and Share Our Strength Minneapolis chef chair Tim McKee of La Belle Vie. All ticket proceeds benefit Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger.
VIP ticket holders will get early admission to the event as well as access to the Cakewalk VIP lounge, featuring an exclusive, bite-sized preview of Saint Dinette, the forthcoming new concept by chef JD Fratzke, formerly of The Strip Club Meat & Fish. One of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs 2012, chef Erik Anderson, formerly of The Catbird Seat in Nashville and Sea Change in Minneapolis, will also be bringing his acclaimed cuisine back to the Twin Cities in the Cakewalk VIP Lounge. Just make sure you save room for dessert!
VIP guests will sample exclusive, sneak preview bites prepared by chef JD Fratzke of forthcoming Saint Dinette and one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs 2012 Erik Anderson, formerly of The Catbird Seat and Sea Change.
All guests will have the opportunity to sample the Twin Cities' most acclaimed pastry chefs led by award-winning chef Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart.
Announcing our 2014 Participating Chefs & Restaurants:
VIP Lounge Chefs
- Erik Anderson, formerly of The Catbird Seat & Sea Change
- JD Fratzke, Saint Dinette
Participating Chefs/Restaurants Providing Desserts
- Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart
- Diane Yang, La Belle Vie
- Anne Rucker, Bogart Loves
- Honey & Rye
- Burch Steak/Bar La Grassa
- Foxy Falafel
- Abby Boone, The Lynn on Bryant
- Rachel Slivicki, Butcher & The Boar
- Sea Change
- Restaurant Alma
- Katie Elsing, Dakota Jazz Club
Participating Chefs/Restaurants Providing Cakes
- Zoe Francois, Zoe Bakes
- Pang Xiong, Pang Cakes
- Mademoiselle Miel
- Patisserie 46
- Gartner Studios/Duff Baking
- The Buttered Tin
- Angel Food Bakery
Participating Restaurants Providing Savory Bites
- Nate Dogs
- Sun Street Breads
Thank you to our 2014 event sponsors!
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Share Our Strength Cakewalk
March 13, 2014
Aria at the Jeune Lune
New in 2012, Taste of the Nation Minneapolis and James Beard Award Nominee Michelle Gayer present the Share Our Strength Cakewalk - a night of drinks, dancing, and most importantly, delectable desserts from the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities.
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